|Mississippi State Information
Below is a list of helpful information for your adoption journey in Mississippi.
|Child Abuse/ Neglect Central Registry Check||Toll-Free: (800) 222-8000
CPS letter – Needs to be printed on agency letterhead and requires a self addressed stamped envelope.
|Secretary of State||The fee for an apostille or authentication is $2.00 per documentLink to Mississippi Secretary of State: http://www.sos.state.ms.us/busserv/notaries/notaries%20and%20apostilles.asp
Documents must be notarized by a Mississippi Notary Public or bear the signature of a Mississippi Public Official.
For more information on preparing and sending documents please contact the Notary Division at (601) 359-1615,
Mississippi Secretary of State
|Vital Records and Health Services||The Vital Records office is located in the Underwood Building, 571 Stadium Drive, just off North State Street near Woodrow Wilson Avenue in Jackson, Mississippi.The Office is open 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday.
|State Police Check||Mississippi State Deparment of Health|
|USCIS Office||District Director, USCIS
2424 Edenborn Avenue, Suite 300
Metairie, LA 70001
Closed on Fridays
This office serves the following counties: Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Clarke, Copiah, Covington, Forrest, Franklin, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Issaquena, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jones, Kemper, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Leake, Lincoln, Madison, Marion, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Walthall, Warren, Wayne, Wilkinson, and Yazoo.
842 Virginia Run Cove
This office serves the following counties: Alcorn, Attala, Benton, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carrol, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Coahoma, Desoto, Grenada, Humphreys, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Leflore, Lowndes, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Panola, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Tunica, Union, Washington, Webster, Winston, and Yalobusha.
*These above offices serve all of the state of Mississippi
|Home Study providers||
|Medical Clinics||International Adoption Clinics
16th Avenue Clinic
Tel: 601- 483-0483
|Adoption support groups||Wendie Woods
322 University Drive
Starkville, Mississippi 39759
Tel: 662-338-1880Detotto, Denise Hester
514 Windsor Dr
Brandon, MS 39042-7770
Families with Children from China
|Childhood Centers and Programs||To learn more about First Steps and to find out whether you are eligible, contact your local health office, or call (601) 576-7427 in the Jackson area, or call toll-free 1-800-451-3903|