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

Division of Family and Children’s Services

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
P.O. Box 136
Jackson, Mississippi 39205

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
Email: NOL.Adoption@dhs.gov

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
Memphis, TN 38122-4419
Email: memadoption@dhs.gov

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.

Fingerprint Offices:

Jackson, Mississippi:
USCIS Application Support Center
100 West Capitol Street McCoy Federal Building, Suite 727
Jackson, MS 39269-1602

Memphis, Tennessee:
USCIS Application Support Center
842 Virginia Run Cove
Memphis, TN 38122-4419

Metairie, Louisiana:
Metairie Centre
Suite 300 (Third Floor) 2424 Edenborn Avenue
Metairie, LA 70001

*These above offices serve all of the state of Mississippi

Home Study providers
Association for Guidance, Aid,
Placement and Empathy (AGAPE)
Child and Family Services

PO Box 11411
Memphis, Tennessee 38111
(901) 272-7339Catholic Charities, Inc.
P.O. Box 2248
Jackson, Mississippi 39226-2248
(601) 355-8634

Catholic Social and Community Services
1450 North Street
Gulfport, MS 39507
(228) 701-0555

Jewish Family Services, Inc.
6560 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38138
(901) 767-8511
Fax: (901) 763-2348

LDS Social Services
2000 Old Spanish Trail, Pratt Center, Suite 115 Slidell, Louisiana 70458
(504) 649-2774Mississippi Children’s Home Society
1900 North West Street, P.O. Box 1078
Jackson, Mississippi 39215
(601) 352-7784

New Beginnings of Tupelo
1445 East Main Street
Tupelo, Mississippi 38804
(662) 842-6752

Medical Clinics International Adoption Clinics
16th Avenue Clinic
Meridian, MS
Tel: 601- 483-0483
Post-Adoption Lawyers
Tina L. Nicholson
5 Old River Place
Suite 203
Jackson, MS 39202Wilkins, Stephens & Tipton, P.A.
1 LeFleur Square
4735 Old Canton Road
Suite 108
P.O. Box 13429
Jackson, MS 39236-3429

The Nicholoson Law Firm
5 Old River Place
Suite 203
Jackson, MS 39202

Wright Law Firm, P.A.
400 River Hill Tower
1675 Lakeland Drive
P.O. Box 5003
Jackson, MS 39296Waller & Waller
220 South President Street
P.O. Box 4
Jackson, MS 39205-0004

Mark C. Carlson
4735 Old Canton Road
Suite 108
P.O Box 13429
Jackson, MS 39236-3429

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
Robin Stephens
36 Timber Ridge Drive
Brandon, MS 39042
Tel: 601-591-1611
Email: fccmiss@yahoo.com

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