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 Baltimore, Maryland
This page provides adoption information to those who live in Baltimore, Maryland or in the Baltimore 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 Baltimore County, Maryland 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 Maryland may be found on our Maryland State Page.
Pregnancy Resource Centers in Baltimore and Maryland County, Maryland
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 Baltimore and throughout Baltimore County, Maryland are:
Pregnancy Clinics in Baltimore and Baltimore County, Maryland
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 Baltimore, Maryland area are:
- Baltimore Medical System (multiple locations)
- Family Health Centers of Baltimore (multiple locations)
Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Baltimore with limited financial resources is provided at Maryland Health Connection
Hospitals Serving Baltimore, Maryland
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Baltimore, Maryland and the surrounding Baltimore County region that offer birthing centers are:
- Anne Arundel Medical Center
- Greater Baltimore Medical Center
- The Family Childbirth and Children’s Center at Mercy
Completing the Home Study in Baltimore and Baltimore County, Maryland
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. The home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in the Baltimore area are:
Adoption Makes a Family
Prospective adoptive parents can expect our dedicated professionals to guide them through the process of exploring adoption, fulfilling the requirements necessary for adoption, and beginning their adoption search.
Adoptions Together builds healthy lifelong family connections for every child and advocates for continuous improvement of systems that promote the well being of children.
The Datz Foundation
The home study is the basic document which enables you to adopt a child. Since its inception, the Datz Foundation has completed thousands of home studies for families living in VA, DC, and MD.
Become A Foster Parent In Baltimore, Maryland
Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Baltimore may so by contacting Baltimore City Department of Social 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 Maryland, general information is provided on the website for the Maryland Courts.
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