Nashville Adoption Agencies, Clinics and Resources

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Nashville, Tennessee

This page provides information to those who are considering adoption and live in or near to Nashville, Tennessee or in the Davidson 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 Davidson County region of Tennessee 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 Tennessee may be found on our Tennessee Adoption Information Page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Nashville, Tennessee

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 Davidson County region that are in or near Nashville are:

Affordable Prenatal Care in Nashville, Tennessee

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 Nashville, Tennessee that provide affordable prenatal care for those in Davidson County 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 Nashville, Tennessee

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 Nashville, Tennessee region are:

Completing the Home Study in Nashville, Tennessee

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 Nashville, Tennessee or the Davidson 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 Nashville, Tennessee

If you would like to become a resource family for a foster child in or near Nashville, or the Davidson 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 Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, the local agencies listed below provide additional information and services for foster parents in Nashville, Tennessee and the greater Davidson County region:

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 the adoption finalization process in Tennessee is provided on the website for the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office of the Davidson County Court.

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