This page provides adoption information to those who live in or near to Boston, Massachusetts or in the Suffolk County region. If you are considering adoption for your baby, 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 the Suffolk County region of Massachusetts 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 throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts may be found on our Massachusetts adoption information page.
Pregnancy Resource Centers in Boston, Massachusetts
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. Most Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not distribute contraceptives. Many are affiliated with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. The Pregnancy Resource Centers serving those in the Suffolk County region that are in or near Boston are:
Pregnancy Clinics and Low Cost Clinics in Boston, Massachusetts
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. Clinics located in or near to Boston, Massachusetts that provide prenatal care for those in Suffolk County are:
In addition, information about prenatal care through Medicaid that is available in Massachusetts to women with limited financial resources may be found at MassHealth.
Hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans during the time of baby’s birth, or have other inquiries. The hospitals serving the Boston, Massachusetts region with Birthing Centers are:
Completing the Home Study in Boston, Massachusetts
The home study is one of the most important parts of every adoption process. 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 & financial information, and personal background. Check out the List of Expected Adoption Home Study Questions on our page. Here are some legally qualified home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in Boston, Massachusetts or the Suffolk County region:
Adoption Choices provides home study services, support, and educational programs for waiting families, and traditional agency and parent-identified adoptions with a wide range of openness. We welcome couples and single individuals of all ages, religions, ethnic backgrounds, and lifestyles.
Ascentria Adoption Services
The goal of Ascentria Adoption Services is to facilitate the creation of “forever families” for parents and children, and to provide ongoing support to all whose lives are touched by adoption.
Become a Foster Parent in Boston, Massachusetts
Stable and nurturing homes for children who are dependents of the foster care system are always needed. If you are interested in becoming a resource family for a foster child in or near Boston, or the Suffolk County region of Massachusetts you must meet similar requirements to that of the home study required for adoptive parents.
More information about foster care and foster-to-adopt placements in Massachusetts is available on our Massachusetts adoption information page. In addition the Massachusetts Department of Children and Family Services, the local agencies listed below provide additional information and services for foster parents in Boston, Massachusetts, and the greater Suffolk County region:
To complete the adoption process through court action, once all legal requirements are satisfied, a finalization hearing may be scheduled. If you would like to learn about the adoption laws in Massachusetts, check out our Adoption Laws by State page. Information about the how the adoption process is conducted in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is provided here on the Mass.gov website. Contact the Probate and Family Court of Suffolk County for information regarding adoption filings for Boston, and all of Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
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