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 Lexington, Kentucky
This page provides adoption information to those who live in Lexington, Kentucky or in the Fayette 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 Fayette County, Kentucky 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 Commonwealth of Kentucky may be found on our Kentucky State Page.
Pregnancy Resource Centers in Lexington and Fayette County, Kentucky
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 Lexington and throughout Fayette County, Kentucky are:
Pregnancy Clinics in Lexington and Fayette County, Kentucky
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 provider of affordable prenatal care in the Lexington, Kentucky area is:
Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Lexington, Kentucky with limited financial resources is provided by the Public Health Prenatal Program.
Hospitals Serving Lexington, Kentucky
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Lexington, Kentucky and the surrounding Fayette County region that offer birthing centers are:
Completing the Home Study in Lexington and Fayette County, Kentucky
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 providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in the Lexington area are:
Adoption Assistance, Inc.
We are dedicated to assisting children find their forever families, birthparents in making an adoption plan and prospective adoptive parents build their family through adoption.
Unexpected Blessings Adoption
Parents arrive at the decision to pursue private adoption for different reasons. We have been through the adoption process and we understand the multitude of feelings you will experience. We are here to love, support and guide you through the entire process.
Become A Foster Parent In Lexington, Kentucky
Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Fayette County, Kentucky or the surrounding region may do so by contacting KYFaces 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 Fayette County, the matter will be filed through the Family Court Division of the Fayette County Justice Center.
While you’re in the area, grab a drink at Alltech’s Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. or check out some amazing horse races at Keeneland. There are also some beautiful sites to see at the Arboretum and amazing artwork at the University of Kentucky Art Museum. The city of Lexington will be sure to catch your attention. Check out more local attractions below: