Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Tempe

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Tempe

This page provides information to those who are considering adoption and live in or near to Tempe, Arizona or in Maricopa County. If you are thinking about 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 the Maricopa County region of Arizona 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 throughout Arizona may be found on our Arizona State Page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Tempe

Pregnancy Resource Centers, also sometimes called “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” are often not-for-profit clinics where you can go to get help confirming if you are pregnant, and if you would like to, they will discuss “pregnancy options”. Most of these centers are staffed by volunteers who are not necessarily trained medical personnel, so can’t prescribe contraceptives. Because many Pregnancy Resource Centers are associated with pro-life organizations, they will encourage parenting or adoption, however not all of them are faith based. Pregnancy Resource Centers serving those in Maricopa County that are in or near Tempe are:

Choices Pregnancy Center
New Life Pregnancy Center
Planned Parenthood

Affordable Prenatal Care in Tempe

Medical clinics have medical personnel on staff so can address most aspects of prenatal care and family planning. They do STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and even dispense contraceptives. Clinics located in or near to Tempe, Arizona that provide affordable prenatal care for those in Maricopa County are:

Aid to Women Center
Mountain Park Health Center

In addition, information about prenatal care through Medicaid that is available in Arizona to women with limited financial resources may be found at Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System.

Hospitals in Tempe, Arizona

Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans during the time of baby’s birth, or have other inquiries. The hospitals with Birthing Centers serving the Tempe, Arizona region are:

Banner Desert Medical Center
Honor Health
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

Completing the Home Study in Tempe

The home study is one of the most important parts of every adoption process. 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. Here are some legally qualified home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in Tempe, Arizona or the Maricopa County region:

Adoption Specialists of Arizona
“Adoption Choices of Arizona is a LOCAL, private adoption agency licensed by the State of Arizona. We assist children, birth parents, and adoptive parents through the adoption journey. As such, we are leaders in the adoption community with a genuine commitment to a sensitive, comprehensive, and supportive experience for all involved in the adoption process.”

Building Arizona Families
“Building Arizona Families is a licensed private nonprofit adoption agency that provides home study services.”

Become a Foster Parent in Tempe

If you would like to become a resource family for a foster child in or near Tempe, or the Maricopa County region of Arizona you must meet similar requirements to that of the home study required for adoptive parents.

More information about foster care and foster-to-adopt placements in Arizona is available on our Arizona State Page. In addition to the Arizona Department of Child Safety, the local agencies listed below provide information and services for foster parents in Tempe, Arizona, and all of Maricopa County:

AASK (Aid to Adoption of Special Kids)
Agape Adoption Agency of Arizona, Inc.
Christian Family Care
Arizona’s Children Association
Family Resource Center

Court Information

To complete the adoption process through court action, once all legal requirements are satisfied, a finalization hearing may be scheduled. If you would like to learn about the adoption laws in Arizona, check out our Adoption Laws by State page. Information about the adoption finalization process in Arizona is provided on the website for the Adoptions Unit of the Maricopa County Superior Court.

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