Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Worcester

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Worcester

This page provides information to those who are considering adoption and live in or near to Worcester, Massachusetts or in the Worcester 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 Worcester County region of Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts may be found on our Massachusetts state page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Worcester

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 the Worcester County region of Massachusetts are:

Clearway Clinic
Planned Parenthood Central Massachusetts Health Center
Problem Pregnancy

Affordable Prenatal Care in Worcester

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 Worcester, Massachusetts that provide affordable prenatal care for those in Worcester County are:

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
Family Health Center of Worcester

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

Hospitals in Worcester, Massachusetts

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 Worcester, Massachusetts region are:

St. Vincent’s Hospital
UMass Memorial Health Center

Completing the Home Study in Worcester, Massachusetts

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 Worcester, Massachusetts or the Worcester County region:

Ascentria Care Alliance
508-580-6716 ext. 401
Ascentria’s adoption staff provides comprehensive, compassionate case management that extends well beyond the time a child is placed in your arms. 

Full Circle Adoptions
Full Circle Adoptions has been helping prospective adoptive couples adopt since 1996 and we would love the opportunity to help you become an adoptive parent. We offer comprehensive information about what a home study is and what goes into the home study process.

Become a Foster Parent in Worcester

If you would like to become a resource family for a foster child in or near Worcester, or the Worcester County region of Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts is available on our Massachusetts state page. In addition to the Massachusetts Department of Children & Family Services, these local agencies provide information and services for foster parents in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the greater Worcester County region:

Ascentria Care Alliance
Massachusetts MENTOR

Court Information

The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Massachusetts, contact the Probate and Family Court of Worcester County for additional information regarding the finalization process.

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