Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Newport News

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Newport News

This page provides information to those who are considering adoption and live in or near to Newport News, Virginia. 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 Newport News region of Virginia 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 Virginia may be found on our Virginia adoption information page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Newport News

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 or near Newport News are:

Alcove Health
Planned Parenthood Virginia Beach Health Center ($25 fee for pregnancy test)
The Keim Centers

Affordable Prenatal Care in Newport News

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 that provides affordable prenatal care for those in Newport News is:

Southeastern Virginia Health System (multiple locations)

Information about prenatal care through Medicaid that is available in Virginia to women with limited financial resources may be found at Cover Virginia.

Hospitals in Newport News

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 Newport News, Virginia region are:

Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital
Riverside Regional Medical Center

Completing the Home Study in Newport News

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 Newport News, Virginia:

Adoptions Together
(301) 439-2900
Adoptions Together Home Studies allow you to start your home study online simply and securely without the hassle of mailing most documents to your social worker. Learn how our adoption home studies can make the adoption process easier, faster and safer.

Commonwealth Catholic Charities
(804) 285-5900
We offer adoptive family counseling and education, birth parent counseling and support, home studies, international placement agency partnerships, post-placement visits, adoption finalization services, and post-adoption counseling and support.

The Datz Foundation
(703) 242-8800
The home study is the basic document which enables you to adopt a child. Since its inception, the Datz Foundation has completed thousands of home studies for families living in VA, DC, and MD.

Become a Foster Parent in Newport News

If you would like to become a resource family for a foster child in or near Newport News, Virginia 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 Virginia is available on our Virginia adoption information page.  Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in or near to Newport News, Virginia may do so by contacting the Virginia Department of Social Services or one of the licensed agencies listed below.

Newport News Department of Human Services
The Bair Foundation

 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 State, check out our Adoption Laws by State page. Information about the adoption finalization process in Newport News is provided on the website for the Newport News Circuit Court.

Local Attractions

Spending time in Newport News? Be sure to check out these local places of interest:

Lee Hall Mansion
The USS Monitor Center at The Mariners’ Museum and Park
The Virginia Living Museum
U.S. Army Transportation Museum

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