Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Raleigh

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Raleigh, North Carolina

We prepared this page to provide information for those who are considering adoption and live in or near Raleigh, North Carolina or in the Wake 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 Wake County region of North Carolina 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 North Carolina may be found on our North Carolina State Page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Raleigh, North Carolina

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 Wake County region that are in or close to Raleigh, North Carolina are:

Gateway Women’s Care
Hand of Hope
Your Choice Pregnancy Clinic

Affordable Prenatal Care in Raleigh, North Carolina

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 Raleigh, North Carolina that provides affordable prenatal care for Wake County residents is:

Wake County Prenatal Clinic

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

Hospitals in Raleigh, North Carolina

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 Raleigh, North Carolina region are:

UNC REX Women’s Center
WakeMed North Hospital

Completing the Home Study in Raleigh, North Carolina

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 Raleigh, North Carolina or the Wake County region:

Nathanson Adoption Services
(704) 553-9506
Our goal is to provide you with a home study that is prompt (sometimes in as quickly as 1-2 weeks), concise, comprehensive, and which satisfies all international and domestic adoption requirements.

Triangle Adoption Services
(919) 906-0270
The goal of Triangle Adoption Services is to ensure forever homes for children in need of parents through the assessment, support and preparation of families who have the desire to grow through adoption.

NC Homestudies
(704) 258-4029
North Carolina Homestudies, LLC. (NCHS) is a licensed adoption agency serving the entire state of North Carolina. NCHS is licensed by the North Carolina, Department of Health and Human Services. NCHS’ mission is to provide quality and professional services to couples, individuals and families, helping them to be successful in their desire to adopt.

Become a Foster Parent in Raleigh, North Carolina

If you are interested in becoming a resource family for a foster child in or near Raleigh, or the Wake County region of North Carolina 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 North Carolina is available on our North Carolina State Page. In addition to Wake County Human Services, which is the county foster care department, the local agencies listed below provide additional information and services for foster parents in Raleigh, North Carolina and the greater Wake County region:

Children’s Home Society of North Carolina
Methodist Home for Children

Court Information

The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. To learn about the adoption laws in North Carolina, check out our Adoption Laws by State page.  If your adoption is to finalize in Raleigh, North Carolina or the surrounding area contact the North Carolina Judicial Branch for additional information.


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