Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Anchorage

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Anchorage

This page provides adoption information to those who live in Anchorage, Alaska.  If you are considering giving your baby up for adoption, we have gathered information about Pregnancy Resource Centers/Crisis Pregnancy Centers to assist you to confirm your pregnancy, clinics where you may get prenatal care, and a list of hospitals with birthing centers.

For those in Anchorage, Alaska who wish to adopt a baby, further below on this page you will find home study agency resources and helpful information to assist you with the adoption process.

Additional resources for expectant mothers and prospective adoptive parents in other areas throughout the state of Alaska may be found on our Alaska State Page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Anchorage, Alaska

Pregnancy Resource Centers, sometimes also called “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” are usually not-for-profit clinics where expectant parents may seek assistance to confirm a pregnancy and review and discuss available options.  Many Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not distribute contraceptives.  Most are affiliated with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. The Pregnancy Resource Centers providing assistance in Anchorage, Alaska are:

Community Pregnancy Center
Heart to Heart Pregnancy Resource Center

Affordable Prenatal Care in Anchorage, Alaska

Pregnancy Clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most aspects of prenatal care and family planning. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives.  The provider of affordable prenatal care in the Anchorage, Alaska area is:

Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center

Information about Medicaid health care coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Anchorage, with limited financial resources may be obtained through the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

Hospitals Serving Anchorage, Alaska

Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Anchorage, Alaska that offer birthing centers are:

Family Birth Center at Alaska Regional Hospital
Providence Alaska Medical Center

Completing the Home Study in Anchorage, Alaska

The purpose of a home study is to assess the suitability and capability of prospective Adoptive Parents to receive a child into their home. There are certain Adoption Home Study Requirements for each state. The process generally includes collection of information with questions about family history, health and financial information, and personal background. A home study provider licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in the Anchorage, area:

Alaska Adoption Services
(907) 302-6332
The mission of Alaska Adoption Services is to provide compassionate service to families through adoption and provide stability and permanency for infants and children.

Become A Foster Parent In Anchorage, Alaska

Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Anchorage, Alaska may so by contacting the Office of Children’s Services or one of the licensed agencies listed below:

Alaska Center for Resource Families
Denali Family Services
Hope Community Resources

County Court

The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Anchorage, Alaska, contact the Anchorage Superior Court.

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