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The region we know today as Isanti County was originally settled by lumberjacks from New England, migrating westward with their families in search of fresh trees to harvest.


Isanti County Family Services provides adoption services to children whose parents' legal rights have been terminated through MN Statute 260C.301. Persons seeking a private adoption are referred to private adoption agencies. Persons seeking a step-parent adoption are advised to seek legal council.

Post Adoption

Isanti County Family Services also provides post-adoption services as defined in MN Statute 259.83 and as directed by the Commissioner of Human Services.

Adam Walsh Act

MN Statute 245C requires adults wishing to adopt a child to provide a set of fingerprints. Isanti County Family Services facilitates this process for private adoptions when requested by a private child placing agency or by Isanti County Tenth Judicial District Court.