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 Louisville, Kentucky
This page provides adoption information to those who live in Louisville, Kentucky or in the Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Louisville and Jefferson 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 Louisville and throughout Jefferson County, Kentucky are:
Pregnancy Clinics in Louisville and Jefferson 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 Louisville, Kentucky area is:
- Family Health Centers (multiple locations)
Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Louisville, Kentucky with limited financial resources is provided by the Public Health Prenatal Program.
Hospitals Serving Louisville, Kentucky
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Louisville, Kentucky and the surrounding Jefferson County region that offer birthing centers are:
Completing the Home Study in Louisville and Jefferson 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 Louisville 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 Louisville, Kentucky
Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, the matter will be filed through the Family Court Division of the Jefferson County Justice Center.
Louisville, Kentucky is home of the Kentucky Derby and the famous Louisville Slugger baseball bats. Become familiar with the history of the city you are adopting in and check out the Frazier History Museum. The local attractions in Louisville will be sure to keep you entertained and amazed. Check out more local attractions below: