Our use of the terms “putting up” or “giving up” does not reflect how we feel about adoptive placement. These terms remain the most widely used search terms for those who are considering adoption for their baby, and we wish to reach all who seek this important information.
Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Honolulu, Hawaii
This page provides adoption information to those who live in Honolulu, Hawaii or in the Honolulu County region. If you are considering 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 Honolulu County, Hawaii 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 in other areas throughout the state of Hawaii may be found on our Hawaii State Page.
Pregnancy Resource Centers in Honolulu and Honolulu County, Hawaii
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. Many Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not distribute contraceptives. Most are affiliated with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. The Pregnancy Resource Centers providing assistance in Honolulu and throughout Honolulu County, Hawaii are:
Pregnancy Clinics in Honolulu and Honolulu County, Hawaii
Pregnancy 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. The providers of affordable prenatal care in the Honolulu, Hawaii area are:
Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Honolulu, Hawaii with limited financial resources is provided by Hawaii QUEST..
Hospitals Serving Honolulu, Hawaii
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Honolulu, Hawaii or on Oahu that offer birthing centers are:
Completing the Home Study in Honolulu and Honolulu County, Hawaii
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. Two qualified home study provider licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in the Honolulu area are:
Adopt International is a non-profit adoption agency licensed throughout California and Hawaii. We are committed to building forever families through Domestic and International Adoption. Our staff is here to guide and support you throughout the entire adoption process.
Hawaii International Child & Family Services
Hawaii International Child (HIC) can complete your home study for nearly any adoption you may be considering. We are experienced in all areas of adoptions.
Become A Foster Parent In Honolulu, Hawaii
Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Hawaii may do so by contacting the Social Services Division of Hawaii Department of Human Services or one of the licensed agencies listed below:
The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Honolulu County, the matter will be filed through the Family Court Office of the Oahu First Circuit Court.
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