Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Vancouver

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Vancouver, Washington

This page provides information to those who are considering adoption and live in or near to Vancouver, Washington or in the Clark 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 Clark County region of Washington 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 Washington may be found on our Washington State Page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Vancouver, Washington

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 Clark County region that are in or near Vancouver are:

Pathways Clinic (in Washougal)
Planned Parenthood Vancouver Health Center

Affordable Prenatal Care in Vancouver, Washington

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. Clinic located in or near to Vancouver, Washington that provides affordable prenatal care for those in Clark County is:

Sea Mar Vancouver Women’s Health Clinic

Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Vancouver, Washington with limited financial resources may be found at the Washington Apple Health Program for Pregnant Women.

Hospitals in Vancouver, Washington

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 Vancouver, Washington region are:

Kaiser Permanente Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
PeaceHealth Family Birth Center

Completing the Home Study in Vancouver, Washington

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 is a legally qualified home study provider licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in Vancouver, Washington or the Clark County region:

Hope 4 Kids
(800) 921-1818
Hope 4 Kids is committed to providing loving homes for children in need. We accomplish this by working closely with the local churches and community to locate, equip, and train quality families and individuals that have a desire to adopt and are excited about caring for children

Become a Foster Parent in Vancouver, Washington

Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Clark County or the surrounding region may do so by contacting the Region 1 Office of the Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families or one of the licensed agencies listed below:

Boys and Girls Aid
Children’s Home Society of Washington
Community & Family Services Foundation

Court Information

The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If you would like to learn about the adoption laws in Washington, check out our Adoption Laws by State page.  If your adoption is to finalize in Vancouver, the matter will be filed through the Superior Court of Clark County.

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