Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Salem

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Salem, Oregon

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

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Salem, Oregon

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 Marion County region that are in or near Salem are:

Hope Pregnancy Clinic
Planned Parenthood Salem Health Clinic
St. Germaine Pregnancy Center

Affordable Prenatal Care in Salem, Oregon

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 Salem, Oregon that provides affordable prenatal care for those in Marion County is:
Lancaster Family Health Center at Beverly

Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Salem, Oregon with limited financial resources is provided by Marion County’s Healthy Pregnancies Program as well as the Oregon Health Plan.

Hospitals in Salem, Oregon

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 hospital with a birthing center that serves the Salem, Oregon region is:
Salem Health Family Birth Center.

Completing the Home Study in Salem, Oregon

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 Salem, Oregon or the Marion County region:

Adoptions of Southern Oregon
(541) 772-3284
Adoptions of Southern Oregon provides adoption services that take into consideration the best interests of our infants and children. We wish to extend respect and support to birth parents and to offer education and expertise to adoptive parents.
Choice Adoptions
(503) 232-1211
Choice Adoptions is a domestic child placing agency licensed in Oregon and Washington. Choice Adoptions is contracted to complete the home study, post-placement supervision, and court report.

Become a Foster Parent in Salem, Oregon

If you would like to become a resource family for a foster child in or near Salem, or the Marion County region of Oregon 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 Marion County or the surrounding region may do so by contacting one of the district offices listed on the Oregon Department of Human Services website  or one of the licensed agencies listed below:

Boys & Girls Aid
MapleStar Oregon
Morrison Child & Family Services

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 Oregon, check out our Adoption Laws by State page.

The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Marion County, Oregon, the matter will be filed through the Marion County Circuit Court.

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