This page provides adoption information to those who live in or near to Tampa, Florida, or in the surrounding Hillsborough County region. 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 the Hillsborough County region of Florida 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 the state of Florida may be found on our Florida adoption information page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Tampa, Florida

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. There are several Pregnancy Resource Centers in Tampa, Florida, and throughout the Hillsborough County region:
A Women’s Place Clinic
Bay Area Pregnancy Center
Choices Women’s Center
Foundations of Life Pregnancy Center
Oasis Pregnancy Center

Pregnancy Clinics and Low Cost Clinics in Tampa, Florida

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 Tampa Bay area that provide prenatal care are:
Hillsborough County Health Care Plan
Suncoast Community Health Centers
Tampa Family Health Centers

In addition, information about prenatal care through Medicaid that is available in Florida to women with limited financial resources may be found at http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/womens-health/pregnancy/prenatal-care.html

Hospitals in Tampa, Florida

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 serving the Hillsborough County region are listed below:

Adventist Health
St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital
Tampa General Hospital

Completing the Home Study in Tampa, Florida

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 & 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 Tampa and the Hillsborough County region:

Advocates for Children and Families
800-348-0467
The well-being of children is our priority, and our mission is to provide assistance to people creating new family relationships through adoption.

Connecting Hearts Adoption Services
407-733-8642
Connecting Hearts has been helping people become parents through adoption in Florida since 2008.

Destiny Adoption Services
727-202-8966
It’s our privilege to support and guide birth parents and adoptive families on the journey of adoption. We’re a state licensed nonprofit adoption agency with four decades of adoption experience.

Heart of Adoptions
800-462-3678
We provide professional home studies for families residing in Florida. Adoptive families enjoy the advantages of using our agency for their home study needs: typically transferable, speed of service, and affordable pricing.

Hope for Families
772-429-3334
For 17 years, Hope for Families Adoption Services has been a state licensed child placing adoption agency and is one of the largest home study providers in all of Florida.

Become a Foster Parent in Tampa, Florida

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 Tampa, or the Tampa Bay area of Florida 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 Florida is available on our Florida adoption information page, as well as at the site for the Florida Department of Social Services. Eckerd Connects is the Community Based Care Lead Agency for child welfare services in Hillsborough County. The local foster care agencies listed below provide additional information and services for foster parents in greater Hillsborough County:

A Door of Hope Tampa Bay
A Kid’s Place of Tampa Bay
Families First of Florida
The MENTOR Network

County Courts

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 Florida, check out our Adoption Laws by State page. Contact the Family Law Clerk’s Office for Hillsborough County for additional information regarding the finalization process in Tampa, Florida.

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