Whether you are seeking information about how to adopt a baby, hoping to find the perfect family for their baby or facing an unplanned pregnancy, the guide below can help you. Here you will find legal information, home study providers, foster care resources, and hospitals around Honolulu, Hawaii.

Completing the Home Study in Honolulu

The homestudy process helps ensure that every baby placed for adoption finds the right home. It is required of adoptive parents. To get started, or just to gather more information, visit our home study page and contact a home study provider in your area:

  • Catholic Charities Hawaii
  • (808) 524-4673
  • 1822 Keeaumoku St, Honolulu, HI 96822
  • “Interstate Compact Services On The Placement Of Children (ICPC) Monitors and ensures safe and stable placement of children in foster or adoptive care across state lines. ICPC also provides home study and case management services for children who are being reunified with biological parents or who are being considered for foster care, adoption, or placement with relatives.”
  • Nightlight Adoptions
  • [email protected]
  • (808) 589-2367   24 hour Birth Parent Hotline: (808) 636-1398
  • 200 N. Vineyard Boulevard Suite 330 Honolulu, HI 96817, USA
  • “HIC offers home study services for Hawaii-based families wishing to adopt through a different adoption service provider for either an inter-country or a domestic adoption. HIC will collaborate with your placing agency to ensure that appropriate home study requirements are met. We are also able to provide home study services for families who have an approved home study from another agency but have recently moved to Hawaii.”

Honolulu Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals

When you are ready to begin the adoption process, you will work with an adoption professional to receive the services and support you need to complete the adoption. Adoption Network is here to help. The adoption agencies below have locations in Honolulu and can further aid you through the adoption process while ensuring that you meet all Hawaii requirements.

  • Hawaii International Child
  • [email protected]
  • (808) 589-2367   24 hour Birth Parent Hotline: (808) 636-1398
  • 200 N. Vineyard Boulevard Suite 330 Honolulu, HI 96817, USA
  • “Hawaii International Child (HIC) services include placement of children from China, the U.S. and family-member adoptions from the Philippines. Other services include home studies, counseling for adoptive families and birth mothers, post-placement support, family therapy, youth programs and more. Since 1975 HIC is the only Hawaii-based adoption agency accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), meeting Hague standards for the best practice of ethical adoption.”
  • Adopt International
  • Birth Parents: (800) 969-6665   Prospective Adoptive Parents: (415) 934-0300
  • Honolulu Office: (808) 523-1400
  • 1580 Makaloa Street, Suite 1020 Honolulu, HI 96814
  • “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.”
  • Law Office of Laurie Loomis
  • 808-524-5066
  • 1001 Bishop St Suite 2850 Honolulu, HI 96813
  • “With a variety of adoption legal services available, the Law Offices of Laurie A. Loomis helps to bring families together in Honolulu, HI and the surrounding areas.” The Law Office of Laurie Loomis specializes in private placement adoption.”
  • Law Office of Linda E.F. Lach
  • [email protected]
  • 808-823-0011
  • 1331 Kiowai Place Suite 101 Kapaa HI 96746
  • “My philosophy of adoption is that you are entitled to the adoption you want, not the adoption someone else thinks you should have – no two adoptions are exactly alike, because no two people are exactly alike. Whether you are an adopting parent building a family or a birth parent making a loving decision for your child, it is my job to help you come to an understanding of the adoption situation with which you will feel most comfortable and to help to create that situation for you, with experience, ethics and aloha.”

Become a Foster Parent in Honolulu

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent in Honolulu, contact any of the following regional agencies.

  • Human Services
  • [email protected]
  • 855-643-1643
  • 1390 Miller Street, Room 209, Honolulu, HI 96813
  • “The Mission: Permanency by keeping children at home with their families safely (prevent removal), reunification, relative placement and maintaining safe and appropriate birth family connections.”
  • Adopt Us Kids
  • [email protected]
  • 888-200-4005
  • Online Parent support group: 250 Vineyard Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
  • “AdoptUSKids is a project of the Children’s Bureau, operated through a cooperative agreement between the Bureau and the Adoption Exchange Association. Our mission is to raise public awareness about the need for foster and adoptive families for children in the public child welfare system and to assist US states, territories, and tribes to recruit, engage, develop and support foster and adoptive families.”

Hospitals in Honolulu

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and making an adoption plan for your baby, you will have the opportunity to make a hospital plan that outlines all of your preferences regarding labor and delivery. Find contact information of eligible hospitals in Honolulu below.

Legal Considerations

Adoption involves many legalities. We recommend you read up on adoption laws and regulations within both the United States and Hawaii. Visit the Adoption Network Resource Center to learn more and connect with legal professionals. You may also visit Hawaii Child Adoption Laws for more information.

We also recommend that you utilize the information below regarding the court system in Hawaii.

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