Adopt Arkansas

Adopt Arkansas

Mission

Our mission is to introduce these children to prospective adoptive families and the concept of adopting older children, sibling groups or children with special needs. Our goal is to find a family for every child.
Please visit the ARKANSAS HEART GALLERY maintained by our partner Project Zero.
 
BUILDING FAMILIES THROUGH ADOPTION

For a child, there is nothing more important than having a parent to protect, love, and care for them. There are children in Arkansas who have no family to give them the stability, safety, and commitment they deserve. That is why the children need families like you.

DCFS is seeking Adoptive Homes for children in foster care. Qualified Adoptive homes are needed for children of all nationalities, sibling groups and children with Special Needs to include children with emotional, mental or medical needs.

This web site includes photographs and general descriptions of children who are waiting for an adoptive family. The children are in the custody of DHS/DCFS and are legally free for adoption. DHS/DCFS is the public adoption agency in Arkansas.

If you live in Arkansas and need additional information about being considered as adoptive family for a particular child on the web site, or need general information about the adoption program, you will need to contact the DHS/DCFS Adoption Specialist who serves your county, please see the contact us page If you do not live in Arkansas, contact the DHS/DCFS Adoption Services Unit at the Little Rock address or phone numbers listed below.

You may contact our offices:

DHS/DCFS Adoption Services Unit
P. O. Box 1437, Slot S565
Little Rock, AR 72203
Toll Free (888) 736-2820
Local Little Rock (501) 682-8462
Office Hours:8:00 to 4:30 (CST) Monday – Friday.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
'Click question to view more / view less'
WHY DO THESE CHILDREN NEED AN ADOPTIVE FAMILY?

Many of the children are removed from their birth family or legal parent due to neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and/or sexual abuse. DHS/DCFS has attempted to work with the birth family to resolve problems. Some the children’s parents have consented to the children being adopted and DHS/DCFS and the court have agreed. Other parents have not consented. In such cases, DHS/DCFS and the court have determined it is not safe for the child to live with the parent or other family members. An adoption cannot take place unless the birth parent or legal parent’s rights have been terminated by the court.

WHERE ARE THESE CHILDREN LIVING?

The children are in the custody of DHS/DCFS. Most of the children live with foster families. Some live in group homes and with therapeutic foster families. Others live in residential treatment facilities as a result of having emotional and/or physical conditions. Many of the children have had multiple foster care placements.

WHAT IS AN ADOPTION ASSESSMENT OR "HOME STUDY"?

It is very important that you are assessed and prepared for adoption in order to make informed decisions and to meet the needs of a child who has been neglected and/or abused. A lot of information is provided during group meetings (training) with other adoptive applicants. There are opportunities to talk with adoption staff and usually experienced adoptive families. An Adoption Specialist meets with household members individually and as a family. This person will visit in your home. You will be asked to think about your life experiences, relationships, lifestyle, strengths, challenges, parenting skills, expectations for children, support systems, problem solving skills, communication skills, child development, child abuse and neglect, motivation for adoption, adoption issues, preferences for a child, and more. Forms are completed. A medical evaluation on all household members is necessary by a doctor you select.

The Department completes a criminal record check on everyone in the household who is 18 years of age or older and a child abuse and neglect check on everyone in the household who is 14 years of age or older. This entire process of assessment and preparation is referred to as an adoption assessment or "home study". It is a mutual learning experience between DHS/DCFS adoption staff and you. DHS/DCFS adoption staff does not expect perfect families.

If you do not live in Arkansas, contact the public adoption agency in your state to complete the adoption training and "home study".

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

The adoption assessment or "home study" may take up to six months to complete. If you have expressed an interest in a child on the adoption web site, a determination will be made about the appropriateness of selecting you as the adoptive family for that child if the child has not been placed with an adoptive family. You will be considered along with other approved adoptive applicants. If another family is selected for the child, you will enter the DHS/DCFS resource of approved adoptive applicants and will be considered for other children who match your preferences. We encourage you to express interest in other children who are registered on the adoption web site.

It may take a few months, a year, or longer for a selection or "match" to occur. A factor in the length of time is your preferences for a child. The greatest need is adoptive families for school aged children especially teenagers., and sibling groups. DHS/DCFS cannot guarantee that a child will be placed with your family. Our main goal is to find a family for the child, not a child for the family.

At the time you are selected as an adoptive family for a child, you will be provided with a full disclosure packet about the child. If you are interested in considering the child after assessing the information, the child will receive information and usually photographs about you. Planned visits between you and child will occur. During these visits you will also talk with DHS/DCFS staff. You may meet with the child’s foster parents/care providers, mental health counselor, medical professionals, teachers, attorney, advocate, and significant others. The length of the visitation schedule is based upon the child’s needs. However, a min. of three preplacement visits will occur before placement.

If you live in another state, DHS/DCFS will follow the law and regulations of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC). The approval of the ICPC office in each state must be secured prior to a child’s placement with an adoptive family that lives in another state. DHS/DCFS will initiate the ICPC procedures.

A child must live with an adoptive family for at least six months before an adoption can be legally finalized in Arkansas. During this time, an Adoption Specialist will help you with questions, problems, locating resources, etc.

IS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE?

Financial assistance may be available in form of monthly support for the child, one-time reimbursement for expenses related to initial adoption expenses, and a federal tax credit for the year in which the adoption takes place. The monthly support, called adoption subsidy, is available for children who meet eligibility requirements. A subsidy helps to meet the costs of providing for the child’s daily needs. Subsidies may be available to help pay for medical or psychological services and legal fees to finalize an adoption.

IS THERE A FEE?

DHS/DCFS is a public adoption agency and does not charge a fee to apply for adoption or for placement of a child. You would be responsible for any fee for a medical examination that is required during an adoption assessment or "home study".

Most of the legal fees to finalize an adoption may be paid by an adoption subsidy for an eligible child.

WHAT MAKES AN ADOPTION SUCCESSFUL?

To successfully adopt a child, who is registered on the DHS/DCFS adoption web site, a parent must have the ability to:

•make a commitment
•deal with rejections
•provide stability
•laugh
•provide safety
•accept differences
•set realistic expectations
•look at progress in small steps
•handle stress and change
•learn new parenting skills
•reach out for help/support
•advocate for the child

HOW DO I START THE ADOPTION PROCESS?

If you live in Arkansas and need additional information about being considered as adoptive family for a particular child on the web site, or need general information about the adoption program, you will need to contact the DHS/DCFS Adoption Specialist who serves your county, please see the contact us page. If you do not live in Arkansas, contact the DHS/DCFS Adoption Services Unit at the Little Rock address or phone numbers listed below or make an inquiry online through our website: Foster Family Home Inquiry

ADOPTION CONTACTS
CENTRAL OFFICE (LITTLE ROCK) PERSONNEL:

Name: , Adoptions Manager
Phone: 501-396-6415
Cell: 870-866-3317
Name: , Subsidy/ICAMA Program Coordinator
Phone: 501-682-8435
Fax: 501-682-5724
Name: , MCVAR & Subsidy Program Coordinator
Phone: 501-682-8762
Name: , Wendy's Wonderful Kids Recruiter
Phone: 501-683-4088
Name: , Adoption/DCFS Webmaster
Phone: 501-682-9020
Cell: 501-794-7994
Name: , Document Examiner II
Phone: 501-682-8730
Arkansas DHS/DCFS Adoption Services Unit
P. O. Box 1437, Slot S565
Little Rock, AR 72203
Toll Free: 888-736-2820
Local Little Rock: 501-682-9020
Fax: 501-682-8094
Office Hours: 8:00 to 4:30 (CST), Monday – Friday
Area Map (click to resize)  
Connect Map (click to fit)
AREA I PERSONNEL:
Area Director - Jedi Thompson – 479-273-9011
Name: , Adoption Specialist Supervisor
Counties: Benton, Carroll, Madison, Washington
Address: 4252 Frontage Rd., Fayetteville, AR 72703
Phone: 479-442-4029, Ext. 72140
Cell: 479-466-0561

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Washington and Madison
Address: 4252 Frontage Rd., Fayetteville, AR 72703
Phone: 479-442-4029 Ext. 72140
Cell: 479-319-9285

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Washington and Madison
Address: 4252 Frontage Rd., Fayetteville, AR 72703
Phone: 479-442-4029 Ext. 72140
Cell: 479-422-1351

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Benton and Carroll
Address: 900 S.E. 13th Ct., Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone: 479-273-9011, Ext. 166
AREA II PERSONNEL:
Area Director - Lisa Jensen - 479-782-4555, Ext. 3210
Name: , Adoption Specialist Supervisor
Counties: Sebastian
Address: 616 Garrison Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-782-4555 Ext. 3244
Cell: 479-769-5603

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Sebastian
Address: 616 Garrison Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-782-4555 Ext. 3114
Cell: 479-763-4448

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Sebastian
Address: 616 Garrison Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-782-4555 Ext. 3237
Cell: 479-522-3543

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Sebastian
Address: 616 Garrison Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-782-4555 Ext. 3144
Cell: 479-226-0557

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Sebastian
Address: 616 Garrison Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-782-4555 Ext. 3254
Cell: 479-561-8168

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Sebastian
Address: 616 Garrison Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479-782-4555 Ext. 3140
Cell: 479-259-5364
AREA III PERSONNEL:
Area Director - Jennifer Wunstel - 501-889-5105, Ext. 109
Name: , Adoption Supervisor
Counties: Garland, Polk, Pike, Howard, Saline, Perry, Clark, Hot Spring and Montgomery
Address: 606 Pine Ave, (P.O. Box 1808), Mena 71953
Phone: P.O. Box 1808
Cell: 501-276-4808

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Garland, Polk, Pike, and Howard
Address: 115 Stover Ln., Hot Springs, AR 71913
Phone: 501-321-2583, Ext. 142
Cell: 501- 276-5681

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Saline, Perry, Clark, Hot Spring and Montgomery
Address: 115 Stover Ln., Hot Springs, AR 71913
Phone: 501-321-2583 Ext. 160
Cell: 501-326-5691
AREA IV PERSONNEL:
Area Director - Aquonette White - 870-773-0563 X 10355
Name: , Adoption Supervisor
Counties: Union, Ouachita, Nevada, Columbia, Miller, Sevier, Hempstead, Lafayette, and Little River
Address: 3809 Airport Plaza, Texarkana, AR 71854
Phone: 870-773-0563, Ext. 10367
Cell: 870-918-6391

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Union, Ouachita, Nevada, and Columbia
Address: 601 E University St.
Mailing: PO Box 1109 Magnolia, AR 71754
Phone: 870-234-4190, Ext. 167
Cell: 870-828-8674

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Miller, Sevier, Hempstead, Lafayette, and Little River
Address: 3809 Airport Plaza, Texarkana, AR 71854
Phone: 870-773-0563, Ext. 10369
Cell: 870-397-3132
AREA V PERSONNEL:
Area Director - Stephanie Beasley - 501-730-9941
Name: , Adoption Supervisor
Counties: Baxter, Boone, Conway, Faulkner, Marion, Pope, Newton, Searcy and Van Buren
Address: 1000 East Siebenmorgen Rd., Conway, AR 72033
Phone: 501-730-9938
Cell: 501- 205-9254

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Pope, Conway and Van Buren
Address: 701 N. Denver Ave., Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: 479-968-5596, Ext. 116
Cell: 479-264-9045

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Baxter, Boone, Marion, Searcy and Newton
Address: 2126 Capps Rd., Harrison, AR 72602
Phone: 870-741-6107, Ext. 114
Cell: 870-302-9684

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Conway and Faulkner
Address: 1000 East Siebenmorgan Rd., Conway, AR 72032
Phone: 501-852-2572
Cell: 501-269-9433
AREA VI PERSONNEL:
Area Director - Milton Graham - 501-371-1122
Name: , Adoption Supervisor
Counties: Pulaski
Address: 1109 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., Little Rock, AR 72203
Phone: 501-682-9191
Cell: 501-773-0748

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Pulaski
Address: 1109 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., Little Rock, AR 72203
Phone: 501-682-9392
Cell: 501-773-0957

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Pulaski
Address: 1109 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., Little Rock, AR 72203
Phone: 501-682-9195
Cell: 501-352-9442

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Pulaski
Address: 1109 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., Little Rock, AR 72203
Phone: 501-682-9393
Cell: 501-313-9667

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Pulaski
Address: 1109 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., Little Rock, AR 72203
Phone: 501-682-9211
Cell: 501-554-4793
AREA VII PERSONNEL:
Area Director - Angela Newcomb - 870-534-4200, , Ext. 101
Name: , Adoption Supervisor (Acting)
Counties: Lonoke, Prairie, Grant, Jefferson, Dallas, Cleveland, Lincoln, Calhoun, and Bradley
Address: 3809 Airport Plaza, Texarkana, AR 71854
Phone: 870-773-0563, Ext. 10367
Cell: 870-918-6391

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Lonoke, Prairie, Grant, Cleveland
Address: 1222 W. 6th St., Pine Bluff, AR 71601
Phone: 870-534-4200 Ext. 462
Cell: 870-552-0046

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Jefferson, Dallas, Lincoln, Calhoun, and Bradley
Address: 1222 W. 6th St., Pine Bluff, AR 71601
Phone: 870-534-4200 Ext. 464
Cell: 870-552-0046
AREA VIII PERSONNEL:
Area Director - Sherry Mangrum - 870-972-1732, Ext. 1367
Name: , Adoption Supervisor
Counties: Izard, Fulton Sharp, Lawrence, Randolph, Craighead, Clay, Mississippi, and Greene
Address: 187 N. 2nd, PO Box 366, Piggott, AR 72454
Phone: 870-598-2282, Ext. 115
Cell: 870-634-7752

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Greene, Mississippi, Clay, Izard, Fulton, Sharp, Randolph, Lawrence
Address: 1600 Browns Lane Access Rd., Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: 870-972-1732 Ext. 1405
Cell: 501-607-1620

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Craighead, Izard, Fulton, Sharp, Lawrence, Clay, Mississippi and Randolph
Address: 1600 Browns Lane Access Rd., Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: 870-972-1732 Ext. 1356
Cell: 870-243-9948
AREA IX PERSONNEL:
Area Director - Cyndi Rowlett - 870-698-1876, Ext. 152
Name: , Adoption Supervisor
Counties: Independence, White, Stone, Cleburne, Crittenden, Cross, Poinsett, Woodruff, Jackson
Address: PO Box 610/ 321 3rd St. Newport, AR 72112
Phone: 870-523-9828, Ext. 125
Cell: 870-217-9063

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Independence, Stone and Cleburne
Address: 100 Weaver Rd., Batesville, AR 72501
Phone: 870-698-1876 Ext. 135
Cell: 870-307-1939

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: White, Jackson, and Woodruff
Address: 608 Rodgers Dr. Searcy, AR 72143
Phone: 501-268-8696
Cell: 501-230-6977

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Crittenden, Cross, and Poinsett
Address: 401 S. College Blvd., West Memphis, Arkansas 72301
Phone: 870-732-5170, Ext. 170
Cell: 870-270-3157
AREA X PERSONNEL:
Area Director - Cassandra Scott - 870-673-3597
Name: , Adoption Supervisor
Counties: Arkansas, Ashley, Chicot, Desha, Drew, Lee, Monroe, Phillips, and St. Francis
Address: P. O. Box 899, Forrest City, AR 72336
Phone: 870-261-6684
Cell: 501-351-9580

Name: , Adoption Specialist
Counties: Arkansas, Ashley, Chicot, Desha, Drew, Lee, Monroe, Phillips and St. Francis
Address: 203 Leslie Street Stuttgart, AR 72160
Phone: 870-673-3597, Ext. 105
Cell: (pending)
Mutual Consent Voluntary Adoption Registry - (MCVAR)
To obtain information through the Mutual Consent Voluntary Adoption Registry, you need to complete a three (3) step process.
Be sure to read about the MCVAR. For the MCVAR FAQ click here.
'Click step to view more / view less'
STEP 1: Submit Inquiry (in writing)
If you are the adoptee please submit (in writing):
  • A brief explanation of the type of information you are seeking; such as: background/biological information, medical or social history, or trying to find a birth relative.
  • Your adopted name (no nicknames, please).
  • Your date of birth.
  • Adopted parents names (no nicknames, please), as a cross reference only.
  • Your return mailing address.
You may include any other information you feel may be helpful regarding your adoption; such as, place of birth, name of hospital, your birth name, where your adopted parents lived at the time they adopted you, if you were in foster care, etc.
You may then email, fax or mail your inquiry to the Adoption Registry Coordinator.
Send an email to: tracy.dickinson@dhs.arkansas.gov, fax number to: 501-682-8561, or utilize mailing address:
DHS/DCFS Adoption Services Unit
Mutual Consent Voluntary Adoption Registry
ATTN: Tracy Dickinson
PO Box 1437, Slot S565
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
If you are a birth relative please submit (in writing):
Please read the information regarding the MCVAR to see if you qualify for information. If so, please submit the following information:

  • A brief explanation of the type of information you are seeking; such as: background information on the adoptive family or trying to find a birth child.
  • Birth name given to the child/adoptee.
  • Child/adoptee’s date of birth.
  • Birth mother’s name at the time child/adoptee was born.
  • Your name.
  • Your relationship to the child/adoptee.
  • Your return mailing address.
You may include any other information you feel may be helpful regarding the child/adoptee; such as, name of the hospital, city or town child/adoptee was born in, attending physician, nurse, etc.
You may then email, fax or mail your inquiry to the Adoption Registry Coordinator.
Send an email to: tracy.dickinson@dhs.arkansas.gov, fax number to: 501-682-8561, or utilize mailing address:
DHS/DCFS Adoption Services Unit
Mutual Consent Voluntary Adoption Registry
ATTN: Tracy Dickinson
PO Box 1437, Slot S565
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
STEP 2: Receive Registry Packet
Notification
  • Adoption Registry Coordinator will check files to verify if we have your adoption record.
  • Adoption Registry Coordinator will notify you within three (3) working days if we do or do not have your adoption record.
  • To print an affidavit form click here
  • Complete the affidavit form.
Non-identifying
  • If you are seeking non-identifying information (genetic, health, and social history of adoptee), complete sections A and B.
  • Complete section E; get your form notarized.
  • You will need to send a money order or cashier's check for $5.00 for non-identifying information.
  • Mail the notarized, completed affidavit form with money order or cashier’s check to:
DHS/DCFS Adoption Services Unit
Mutual Consent Voluntary Adoption Registry
ATTN: Tracy Dickinson
PO Box 1437, Slot S565
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
Identifying
  • If you are seeking identifying information (to be matched with a birth relative or adoptee), complete sections A and B.
  • Complete section D; set appointment for counseling session. You need to receive a minimum of one (1) hour of counseling. If you live within Arkansas, you will need to contact the Adoption Specialist that serves your county. For a list of Adoption Specialist’s in Arkansas click here (there is no fee for counseling with an Arkansas DHS/DCFS Adoption Specialist). If you live outside Arkansas, you will need to find a social worker with a licensed agency in your state (the agency may charge a fee for the counseling and this will be your responsibility). The social worker will need to counsel with you on issues related to finding the birth relative; such as, what are the pros and cons of finding the birth relative, what if…. The counselor will have to complete section D on your affidavit form, so be sure to take it with you to your appointment.
  • Complete section E; get your form notarized.
  • You will need to send a money order or cashier's check for $20.00, if you are seeking to be placed on the Mutual Consent Voluntary Adoption Registry and to receive non-identifying information.
  • Mail the notarized, completed affidavit form with money order or cashier’s check to:
DHS/DCFS Adoption Services Unit
Mutual Consent Voluntary Adoption Registry
ATTN: Tracy Dickinson
PO Box 1437, Slot S565
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
Identifying and Non-Indentifying
  • If you are seeking both identifying information and non- identifying information follow the steps above for identifying information and send one money order or cashier's check for $25.00.
* Be sure to notify our office of any address, phone number or email change.
STEP 3: Receive Response
You will receive your response by certified mail.
The Adoption Registry Coordinator will process the affidavit forms in the order in which they are received. If you have a medical emergency, please contact Tracy Dickinson the Adoption Registry Coordinator at 501-682-8762 or toll free at 888-736-2820.
Mutual Consent Voluntary Adoption Registry's
Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Mutual Consent Voluntary Adoption Registry?

Each licensed adoption agency in Arkansas is allowed by law to establish an adoption registry. Qualified persons may register to be identified to each other or to receive non-identifying information about the genetic, health and social history of adoptees placed by their agency. The Arkansas Mutual Consent Voluntary Adoption Registry (MCVAR) is operated by the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS). (This agency has previously been known as the "Welfare Department" or "Social Services".)

How does the MCVAR work?

If you are a qualified person and you want to be identified to your birth relatives, you must register to do so. In order for identification to take place the birth relatives must also register their consent to be identified to you.
When your registration is received, the Registry Coordinator will search the files to determine if the other persons you want to be identified to have registered. You will be informed of the outcome of the search. If they have not, your registration will be held on file. Each time a new registration comes in, the files will be searched to determine if there is a match. It may take years for the relatives you want to be identified to register or they may never register. However, if a match does occur you will be contacted by the Registry Coordinator.

Please note that registration is a voluntary act and the Registry Coordinator will not contact eligible persons to ask them to register.

If you are a qualified person and you want to receive information about the genetic, health and social history of the adoptee, you must also register to request this information. Upon receiving your registration the Registry Coordinator will search the agency adoption records for information about the background of the adoptee. The information will not identify any birth or adopted relative of the adoptee. If available, a comprehensive report will be forwarded to you.

Any qualified person may choose to remove his or her name from the registry at any time by filing a notarized affidavit with the registry.

Who is Qualified to Register?

The adoption must have been arranged by the Division of Children and Family Services or an Arkansas licensed adoption agency which has transferred its Adoption Registry to DCFS.

To register to be identified to your birth relative(s) you must be:

  • An adult adoptee who is at least 18 years old, or
  • A birth parent of an adopted child, or
  • A birth grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, or sibling of an adoptee.

To register to receive a genetic, health and social history of the adoptee you must be:

  • An adoptee who is at least 18 years old, or
  • A birth parent of an adopted child, or
  • In the event of death of the adoptee, the adoptee's children, the adoptee's widow or widower, or the guardian of any child of the adoptee, or
  • The adoptive parents, or in the event of their death, the child’s guardian, or The legal guardian of any child of the adoptee, or
  • Any child welfare agency having custody of the adoptee.

If you are not sure that your adoption was arranged by the state of Arkansas, you may register. Also, you may contact other licensed adoption agencies regarding registration.

How do I register?

To register to be identified to your birth relative(s) you must complete an Affidavit/ Registration form, attend a one hour counseling session, and pay a fee of $20.00. The minimum one hour of counseling must be provided by an Adoption Specialist who is employed with DCFS, if you live in Arkansas; the Registry Coordinator will provide you with a list of Adoption Specialists. If you live in another state, counseling must be provided by a social worker employed by a licensed agency in your state.  Any affidavits filed and sealed adoption records shall be retained for ninety-nine (99) years following the date of registration or finalization.

To register to receive a genetic, health and social history of an adoptee you must complete the Affidavit/Registration form and pay a fee of $5.00. You may register to receive both services on the same form.

How do I get Affidavit form?

The DCFS Registry Coordinator will send you an Affidavit/Registration form if you submit a written request to the address at the bottom of this page or you can print an affidavit form by clicking
here. You should not send any money to the Registry Coordinator until you return your notarized Affidavit/Registration form.

You may call the Registry Coordinator at (501) 682-8762 and ask for Tracy Dickinson or click to send an email.
 

Mail Correspondence to:
AR DHS/DCFS Adoption Services Unit
ATTN: Tracy Dickinson/MCVAR
PO Box 1437, Slot S565
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437