Memphis Adoption Agencies, Clinics and Resources

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Memphis, Tennessee

We prepared this page to provide information for those who are considering adoption and live in or near Memphis, or in the Shelby County region of Tennessee.  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 Shelby County, Tennessee 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 Tennessee may be found on our Tennessee Adoption Information Page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Memphis, Tennessee

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 Shelby County, Tennessee that are in or close to Memphis are:

Affordable Prenatal Care in Memphis, Tennessee

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. Clinics located in or near to Memphis, Tennessee that provide affordable prenatal care for Shelby County residents are:

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

Hospitals in Memphis, Tennessee

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 your baby’s birth. The hospitals with Labor and Delivery Departments serving the Memphis, Tennessee region are:

Completing the Home Study in Memphis, Tennessee

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 Memphis, Tennessee or the Shelby County region:

Adoption Assistance, Inc.
(615) 391-3099
100% of Adoption Assistance’s staff members and Adoption Case Workers have personal adoption experience meaning they have children they have adopted, family members who have adopted or been touched personally by adoption in some manner.

Love and Hope Adoptions
Love and Hope Adoption Services is a multi-state, fully licensed, child placing, adoption agency. We are a non-profit child placing, adoption, agency offering boutique adoptions and creating families across the U.S.

(770) 928-1871
Our agency focuses solely on preparing the adoptive family’s home study report and follow-up post placement visits. We have been assisting families and children since 2004 with both domestic and international adoption home studies.

Become a Foster Parent in Memphis, Tennessee

If you are interested in becoming a resource family for a foster child in or near Memphis, or the Shelby County region of Tennessee 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 Tennessee is available on our Tennessee Adoption Information Page. In addition to the County Foster Care, the local agencies listed below provide additional information and services for foster parents in Memphis, Tennessee, and the greater Shelby County region:

Tennessee Department of Children’s Services
Camelot of West TN
Omni Vision

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 Tennessee, check out our Adoption Laws by State page.  Information about how the adoption process is conducted in Memphis and all of Shelby County, Tennessee is provided on the website for the Shelby County Chancery Court Clerk’s Office.

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