Adults Adopting
Special Kids

North Dakota's Foster Care Adoption Program

foster care adoption

Catholic Charities North Dakota is proud to provide adoption services through the Adults Adopting Special Kids (AASK) program. AASK provides services to children in foster care and to the families who adopt them. It is AASK’s mission to build permanency for these children through adoption by committed, stable, and nurturing families. Catholic Charities North Dakota has a contract with the North Dakota Department of Human Services to deliver adoption services to children and families across the state.

In addition to the main offices in Fargo, Bismarck, Minot, and Grand Forks, AASK has adoption specialists in Dickinson, Williston, and Devils Lake. AASK adoption specialists work with each child to help them understand their journey through foster care and how adoption fits into their life. Birth parents, foster parents, and adoptive parents are all important people in a child’s life and it is important to help them understand that their heart is big enough for all. Adoption specialists work with potential adoptive families to determine the best path for each, and to help each parent understand the unique needs of kids in foster care.

Call your local Catholic Charities North Dakota office or visit the AASK website to get more information on the steps to adopt through foster care!

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Our AASK Social Workers

North Dakota Post Adopt Network

The North Dakota Post Adopt Network is a service of the Adults Adopting Special Kids (AASK) program that provides support to families who have adopted from foster care, families who have adopted infants or children internationally or domestically, and to families who provide guardianship to a child in their home. Our Post Adoption Coordinators are located in each quadrant of the state to ensure all families across North Dakota are served!

The ND Post Adopt Network is a support system that offers a wide array of services at no charge to families. One important component of any adoption or guardianship is the supportive network that families gain and continue to build as their child develops. Through ND Post Adopt, connections and relationships are naturally built through program events and offers supportive services to any family hoping to gain insight and skills into the operations of their family unit. Adoption and guardianship can be hard! Our evidence-based assessments and goal planning sessions are in place to help identify where your family could use some extras supports.

Support groups, information and referrals to service providers, monthly family events, trainings for families and professionals, summer camps and winter retreats for kids and families are just a few of the additional services that are offered. Our Post Adopt Coordinators are here to support you through your adoption or guardianship journey.

Our Post Adopt Social Workers

Sherie Madewell-Buesgens
Jackie Stroehl
Darcy Solem
NaTasha Sawicki
Sherie Madewell-Buesgens
Post Adopt Supervisor, Fargo
Jackie Stroehl
Post Adopt Coordinator, Fargo
Darcy Solem
Post Adopt Coordinator, Grand Forks
NaTasha Sawicki
Post Adopt Coordinator, Bismarck