OUR HISTORY

Serving women, children and families since 1911.

A LEGACY

Children’s Home Societies were first established in the United States in the latter part of the 19th century to address the needs of increasing numbers of orphaned children, particularly in populous areas such as New York City. As orphaned children were sent across the United States on the now-famous orphan trains, Children’s Home Societies began to expand into the American Midwest and Rocky Mountain states.

Wyoming Children’s Home Society was founded in 1911 to serve single mothers at a time when society condemned unwed pregnancy. For many years, the Society functioned as an orphanage and unwed mothers’ home.

With the advent of foster care, the Society closed the orphanage and focused on providing services to unwed mothers and facilitating infant adoptions. At that time, the agency’s name was changed to Wyoming Children’s Society. 

adapting to better serve

As the nature of adoption practice changed, the services of Wyoming Children’s Society evolved as well. Today, the Society provides an array of services, including providing support and counseling to birth parents and working with potential adoptive parents to grow their families through infant, waiting child, or intercountry adoption.

loved by our Community

We are the oldest non-profit statewide adoption agency in Wyoming with a proven history and sterling reputation for integrity and ethical standards. The Society is licensed by the Wyoming Department of Family Services, is Hague accredited by IAAME (Intercountry Adoption Accreditation & Maintenance Entity), and is one of the 24 member agencies of the Children’s Home Society of America.

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