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 Indianapolis, Indiana
This page provides adoption information to those who live in Indianapolis, Indiana or in the Marion 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 Marion County, Indiana 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 Indiana may be found on our Indiana State Page.
Pregnancy Resource Centers in Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana
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 Indianapolis and throughout Marion County, Indiana are:
- Indy Health Net (multiple locations)
- Pregnancy Choices Indy (multiple locations)
- Women’s Care Center
Pregnancy Clinics in Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana
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 Indianapolis, Indiana area are:
Hospitals Serving Indianapolis, Indiana
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Indianapolis, Indiana and the surrounding Marion County region that offer birthing centers are:
Completing the Home Study in Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana
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 home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in the Indianapolis area:
Become A Foster Parent In Indianapolis, Indiana
Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Marion County or the surrounding region may do so by contacting the Marion County Foster Care Unit, Marion County Children 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 Indianapolis, the matter will be filed through the Marion County Clerk’s Office.
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