Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Jackson

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Jackson

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

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Jackson, Mississippi

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 Hinds County region that are in or near Jackson, Mississippi are:

Birthright Jackson
Sisters in Birth
The Cline Centers

Affordable Prenatal Care in Jackson, Mississippi

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. The clinic located in or near to Jackson, Mississippi that provides affordable prenatal care for those in Hinds County is:

Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center (multiple locations)

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

Hospitals in Jackson, Mississippi

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 Jackson, Mississippi region are:

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center
UMMC Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants

Completing the Home Study in Jackson, Mississippi

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 Jackson, Mississippi or the Hinds County region:

Beacon House Adoption Services
Founded in 1989, Beacon House Adoption Services has a long tradition of working with adoptive families and birth parents throughout the United States.

New Beginnings Adoptions
New Beginnings is able to provide home study services to families regardless of which agency you are working with as your primary agency. We work quickly and carefully to make the process as efficient as possible.

Become a Foster Parent in Jackson, Mississippi

If you would like to become a resource family for a foster child in or near Jackson, or the Hinds County region of Mississippi 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 Mississippi is available on our Mississippi State Page. In addition to the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services, the local agencies listed below provide additional information and services for foster parents in Jackson, Mississippi, and the greater Hinds County region:

Apelah Foster Care
Methodist Children’s Home of Mississippi
Mississippi Families for Kids

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 Mississippi, check out our Adoption Laws by State page. Information about the adoption finalization process in Mississippi is provided on the website for the Hinds County Chancery Court Clerk.

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