Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Little Rock

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Little Rock, Arkansas

This page provides information to those who are considering adoption and live in or near to Little Rock, Arkansas or in the Pulaski County region. 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 Pulaski County region of Arkansas 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 Arkansas may be found on our Arkansas State Page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Little Rock, Arkansas

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 the Pulaski County region that are in or near Little Rock are:

Arkansas Pregnancy Resource Center
Caring Hearts Pregnancy Center
Planned Parenthood

Affordable Prenatal Care in Little Rock, Arkansas

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 Little Rock, Arkansas that provide affordable prenatal care for those in Pulaski County are:

ARCare
Jefferson Comprehensive Care System, Inc. (multiple locations)

In addition, information about prenatal care through Medicaid that is available in Arkansas to women with limited financial resources may be found at ARMedicaid.

Hospitals in Little Rock, Arkansas

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 Little Rock, Arkansas region are:

Baptist Health Medical Center
UAMS Health

Completing the Home Study in Little Rock, Arkansas

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 Little Rock, Arkansas or the Pulaski County region:

Abba Adoption
501-776-2566
Whether you are an adoptive parent or birth parent, Abba Adoption Agency will be here to guide you through the adoption process and provide continuous support.

Shared Beginnings
479-755-4127
Need a home study? We can help! We provide this service to any Arkansas families, regardless of the organization with which you’re affiliated. Complete the form below to learn more!

Become a Foster Parent in Little Rock, Arkansas

If you would like to become a resource family for a foster child in or near Little Rock, or the Pulaski County region of Arkansas 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 Arkansas is available on our Arkansas State Page. In addition to the County Foster Care, the local agencies listed below provide additional information and services for foster parents in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the greater Pulaski County region:

Arkansas DCFS Foster Family Home Inquiry
The CALL in Pulaski County

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 Arkansas, check out our Adoption Laws by State page. Information about the adoption finalization process in Arkansas is provided on the website for the Pulaski County Circuit Court.

Local Attractions

Spending time in Little Rock? Be sure to check out these fun spots!

Arkansas State Capitol
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
Museum of Discovery
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
River Market District
William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum

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