Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Virginia Beach

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Virginia Beach, Virginia

We prepared this page to provide information for those who are considering adoption and live in or near Virginia Beach, Virginia. 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 Virginia Beach 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 Virginia may be found on our Virginia State Page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Virginia Beach, Virginia

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 Virginia Beach region are:

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

Affordable Prenatal Care in Virginia Beach, Virginia

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. Clinic located in or near to Virginia Beach, Virginia that provides affordable prenatal care for Virginia Beach residents 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 Virginia Beach, Virginia

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 Virginia Beach, Virginia region are:

The BirthPlace at Chesapeake Regional
Sentara Princess Anne Hospital

Completing the Home Study in Virginia Beach, Virginia

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 Virginia Beach, Virginia are:

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 Virginia Beach, Virginia

If you are interested in becoming a resource family for a foster child in or near Virginia Beach, Virginia 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 or near to Virginia Beach, Virginia may do so by contacting the Virginia Department of Social Services or the licensed agency listed below:

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 how the adoption process is conducted in Virginia Beach is provided on the website for the Office of the Civil Clerk of the Circuit Court.


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