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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Boston, Massachusetts
This page provides adoption information to those who live in Boston, Massachusetts or in the Suffolk 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 the Suffolk County region 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 Massachusetts may be found on our Massachusetts adoption information page.
Pregnancy Resource Centers in Boston and Suffolk County, 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. 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. Pregnancy Resource Centers assisting those in and near Boston, Massachusetts are:
- Boston Center For Pregnancy Choices
- Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
- Pregnancy Help Boston
Pregnancy Clinics in Boston and Suffolk County, Massachusetts
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. There are several providers of affordable prenatal care in Boston and throughout Suffolk County:
- Mattapan Community Health Center
- South Boston Community Health Center
- South Cove Community Health Center
Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Massachusetts with limited financial resources is provided at MassHealth.
Hospitals Serving Boston, Massachusetts
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Boston and the surrounding region that offer birthing centers are:
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Boston Medical Center
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- Tufts Medical Center
Completing the Home Study in Boston and Suffolk County, Massachusetts
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 Boston, Massachusetts and the Suffolk County area:
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 and Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Boston or the surrounding region may do so by contacting Massachusetts Department of Children and Family 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 Massachusetts, contact the Probate and Family Court of Suffolk County for additional information regarding the finalization process.
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