Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Tallahassee

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 Tallahassee

We prepared this page to provide information for those who are considering adoption and live in or near Tallahassee, Florida or in the Leon 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 Leon 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 Tallahassee, Florida

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 Leon County region that are in or close to Tallahassee are:

A Women’s Pregnancy Center
Planned Parenthood
Pregnancy Help & Information Center
Women’s Clinic

Affordable Prenatal Care in Tallahassee, Florida

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. Clinic located in or near to Tallahassee, Florida that provides affordable prenatal care for Leon County residents is:

Neighborhood Medical Center (multiple locations)

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 Tallahassee, Florida

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 Tallahassee, Florida region are:

Capital Regional Medical Center
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare

Completing the Home Study in Tallahassee, Florida

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 Tallahassee, Florida or the Leon 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.

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 Tallahassee, Florida

Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Leon County or the surrounding region may do so by contacting the Florida adoption information page  as well as the website for Northwest Florida Health Network, which is the designated Community Care Based Lead Agency in Leon County.

Court Information

The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Tallahassee or Leon County, Florida, information about the process may be obtained by contacting the Family Law Clerk’s Office for the Leon County Circuit Court.

Local Attractions

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

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
Florida State Capitol Museum
Mission San Luis de Apalachee
St. Mark’s National Wildlife Refuge
Tallahassee Automobile Museum

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