This page was created to provide information regarding adoption to those who live in or near to Scottsdale, Arizona, or in the surrounding Maricopa County area. If you are considering adoption for your baby, 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 or near to Scottsdale, Arizona, or the surrounding Maricopa County area who wish to adopt a baby, below 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 the state of Arizona may be found on our Arizona Guide

Completing the Home Study in Scottsdale

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. Check out the List of Expected Adoption Home Study Questions on our page. Here are some legally qualified home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in or near to Scottsdale, Arizona, or the surrounding Maricopa County area:

  • Adoption Specialists of Arizona
    888-422-9912
    "Adoption Choices of Arizona is a LOCAL, private adoption agency licensed by the State of Arizona. We assist children, birth parents, and adoptive parents through the adoption journey. As such, we are leaders in the adoption community with a genuine commitment to a sensitive, comprehensive, and supportive experience for all involved in the adoption process."
  • Building Arizona Families
    623-936-4729
    "Building Arizona Families is a licensed private nonprofit adoption agency that provides home study services."

Become a Foster Parent in Scottsdale

Stable and nurturing homes for children who are dependents of the foster care system are always needed. If you are interested in becoming a resource family for a foster child in or near Scottsdale, or the Maricopa County area you must meet similar requirements to that of the home study required by adoptive parents.

More information about foster care and foster-to-adopt placements in Arizona is available on our Arizona adoption information page as well as at the site for Arizona Department of Child Safety.

The local foster care agencies listed below provide additional information and services for foster parents in Scottsdale.

Pregnancy Resource Centers

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 distribute contraceptives. Many are affiliated with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. The Pregnancy Resource Centers serving Scottsdale, Arizona are:

Pregnancy Clinics and Low Cost Clinics

Pregnancy Clinics and low cost clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most aspects of prenatal care and family planning. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives. Clinics in the Scottsdale, Arizona area providing prenatal care are:

In addition, information about prenatal care that is available in Arizona to low income women through Medicaid may be found at
https://www.azahcccs.gov/Members/GetCovered/Categories/pregnant.html

Hospitals in Scottsdale

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. Hospitals in or near to Scottsdale, Arizona are listed below:

Legal Considerations

Hopeful adoptive parents and pregnant women considering adoption in Scottsdale, Arizona commonly have questions about local adoption laws, qualifications and processes. Adoption laws are determined by the state and can be found on our Arizona Guide

The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If you live in Scottsdale, Arizona, or in Maricopa County, information about the process may be obtained by contacting the Adoptions Unit of the Maricopa County Superior Court.

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