Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Port St. Lucie

Our use of the terms “putting up” or “giving up” does not reflect how we feel about adoptive placement. These terms remain the most widely used search terms for those who are considering adoption for their baby, and we wish to reach all who seek this important information.

Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Port St. Lucie

We prepared this page to provide information for those who are considering adoption and live in or near Port St. Lucie or in the St. Lucie County region.  If you are thinking about giving your baby up for adoption, we have collected information about Crisis Pregnancy Resource Centers to help you confirm your pregnancy, clinics where you may get affordable prenatal care, and a list of hospitals with a Labor and Delivery department.

If you are in the St. Lucie County region of Florida and are thinking about adopting a baby, we also have information on this page about home study agency resources and helpful information to assist you with the adoption process.

Additional resources for hopeful adoptive parents or expectant mothers and throughout the state of Florida may be found on our Florida State Page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Port St. Lucie

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.  Most Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not prescribe contraceptives.  Many are united with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. Pregnancy Resource Centers serving those in the St. Lucie County region that are in or close to Port St. Lucie are:

CareNet Pregnancy Services of the Treasure Coast
Planned Parenthood Treasure Coast Health Center

Affordable Prenatal Care in Port St. Lucie

Medical clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most areas of family planning, including prenatal care. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives. The clinic located in or near to Port St. Lucie, Florida that provides affordable prenatal care for St. Lucie County residents is:

Florida Community Health Centers, Inc.

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

Hospitals in Port St. Lucie

Developing a hospital plan to specify what your wishes are during the time of delivery, is something that we recommend you prepare and provide to the hospital in advance of the baby’s birth. The hospitals with Labor and Delivery Departments serving the Port St. Lucie, Florida region are:

Cleveland Clinic Traditional Hospital
St Lucie Medical Center

Completing the Home Study in Port St. Lucie

One of the key aspects of every adoption process is the home study assessment.  The purpose of a home study is to confirm the capability and stability of prospective Adoptive Parents to have a child placed into their home. There are certain Adoption Home Study Requirements for each state. The process usually includes providing documents to confirm information as well as furnishing 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 Port St. Lucie, Florida or the St. Lucie County region:

Advocates for Children and Families
800-348-0467
The well-being of children is our priority, and our mission is to provide assistance to people creating new family relationships through adoption.

Connecting Hearts Adoption Services
407-733-8642
Connecting Hearts has been helping people become parents through adoption in Florida since 2008.

Destiny Adoption Services
727-202-8966
It’s our privilege to support and guide birth parents and adoptive families on the journey of adoption. We’re a state licensed nonprofit adoption agency with four decades of adoption experience.

Heart of Adoptions
800-462-3678
We provide professional home studies for families residing in Florida. Adoptive families enjoy the advantages of using our agency for their home study needs: typically transferable, speed of service, and affordable pricing.

Hope for Families
772-429-3334
For 17 years, Hope for Families Adoption Services has been a state licensed child placing adoption agency and is one of the largest home study providers in all of Florida.

Become a Foster Parent in Port St. Lucie

If you are interested in becoming a resource family for a foster child in or near Port St. Lucie, or the St. Lucie County region of Florida you must meet similar requirements to that of the home study required for adoptive parents.

Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in St. Lucie County or the surrounding region may do so by contacting the Florida Department of Social Services or one of the licensed agencies listed below:

4 Kids Treasure Coast
Children’s Home Society
Place of Hope Treasure Coast

Court Information

The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Port St. Lucie, Florida, information about the process may be obtained by contacting the Unified Family Court Division of the 19th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.

Local Attractions

Spending time in Port St. Lucie? Be sure to check out these fun spots!

Paleo Hammock Preserve
PGA Historical Center
Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens
Savannas Preserve State Park
St. Lucie County Regional History Center

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