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Foster care and adoption questions


Media inquiries

If you're interested in becoming a foster or adoptive family, please start here. For information about post-adoption support services, please call the number for your service area (see map below)

Western Area - 844-574-7787

Northern Area - 844-380-2484

Eastern Area - 844-380-2533

Cedar Rapids Area - 844-380-2534

Des Moines Area - 844-380-2485

If you're a DHS adoption worker starting the photolisting process, please email See more resources here.

For an in-depth look at Foster care and Adoption in Iowa or If you are a reporter with further questions, please contact:

For Western Service Area:                   

Marissa Daily  

Communications Coordinator


For Northern, Eastern, CRSA, & DMSA:

Brenda Myers

Community Engagement Officer