If you are interested in adopting, placing your baby for adoption, or becoming a foster parent in the St. Louis, Missouri area, you will find information regarding home study providers, local agencies, foster care resources, hospitals, and county courts below. For additional resources, visit our Missouri Adoption page.

Completing the Home Study in St. Louis

One of the most important aspects of the adoption process is the home study; it is required for every adoption. The purpose of a home study is to assess the suitability and capability of prospective Adoptive Parents. It generally includes questions about family history, personal background, health & financial information. The following is a list of home study providers/adoption agencies in & near the St. Louis area:

  • Christian Family Life Center
  • 314-721-7128
  • “Founded in 1979 as a non-profit organization of Christian professional counselors, Christian Family Life Center (CFLC, Inc.) adoption agency is committed to the purpose of working with birth mothers and when so directed, placing as many children as possible in loving families. Our basic mission is to prevent cruelty to children inside and outside of the womb.”
  • Family Connections, LLC – Sharon Mink
  • 314-477-4253
  • “Family Connections, LLC is a licensed child placing agency and helps St. Louis families, birth parents and children through the adoption process. As a licensed social worker, Sharon Mink is committed to helping families with all aspects of the adoption process.”
  • Good Shepherd Children & Family Services
  • 314-854-5700
  • “Committed to caring for all of God’s creation, we work always to appreciate and respect the beauty and uniqueness of the people and places around us. We care responsibly for our work environment and for the larger community in which we work.”
  • Hope N. Heller, Ph.D. Professional Services Inc.
  • 314-567-7500
  • “Hope N. Heller, Ph.D. is a compassionate psychotherapist who is dedicated to helping people adjust and cope with the challenges they face in life. As an individual, couples, and family therapist, Dr. Heller offers versatile counseling services that are personalized to best fit the needs of the client. Dr. Heller brings the insight and skills of a counseling professional to a field that demands sensitivity to emotions.”
  • Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri
  • 314-787-5100
  • “As part of our Mission, Lutheran Family and Children’s Services is called to help families, children and individuals experience greater hope and wholeness of life. LFCS Advocacy works to help achieve this goal by promoting public education and policy changes.”

St. Louis Adoption Agencies

Like the home study, there are several basic adoption requirements all Adoptive Parents will need to know. If you are interested in adopting a baby in the St. Louis area, contact these local adoption agencies below:

Foster Care Resources

Is Foster Adoption right for you? Are you interested in adopting an infant from foster care? Contact these local foster care resources to see if the role of a Foster Parent is your best fit.

  • Angel’s Arms
  • 314-842-8400
  • “Angels’ Arms is dedicated to providing and supporting loving homes for foster children by keeping brothers and sisters together within a nurturing family until a forever home is found.”
  • Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition
  • 314-367-8373
  • “The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition strives to create permanency in foster children’s lives by recruiting and supporting foster and adoptive families in the metropolitan St. Louis region.”
  • Great Circle
  • 844-424-3577
  • “As a community partner, Great Circle's broadest aim is to de-stigmatize behavioral health as a best-in-class behavioral health services option for all children, individuals and families. We champion change and growth for those who seek our services. And as we help each succeed, we play an integral role in strengthening the fabric of every community we serve.”
  • Missouri Alliance for Children and Families
  • 1-844-622-6223
  • “Today MACF, a Limited Liability Partnership, is governed by five of Missouri’s most highly respected, not for profit, family and child serving agencies. Collectively, these agencies offer a wide spectrum of services designed to help children and families mitigate the trauma of abuse and neglect through treatment, case management, and a commitment to permanency.”
  • Our Little Haven
  • 314-533-2229
  • “Our Little Haven is relentlessly committed to providing early intervention services for children and families. Our community of professional caregivers creates a safe, secure and healing environment for those impacted by abuse, neglect, and mental or behavioral health needs. We make the hurting stop, the healing begin, and the love last, one family at a time.”

Hospitals in St. Louis

Adoptive Parents and Birth Mothers will need to prepare a hospital plan that will meet all their hopes and needs. Finding the right hospital with the right staff will ensure a comfortable stay when welcoming their new baby. Below is a list of hospitals near St. Louis:

County Courts

To complete the adoption process, a finalization hearing is required. If you would like to learn about the adoption laws in Missouri, check out our Adoption Laws by State page. Contact these county courts regarding the finalization hearing:

  • Franklin County
  • 636-583-7378
  • Franklin County Judicial Center, 20th Judicial Circuit, 401 East Main Street, Union, MO 63084
  • Jefferson County
  • 636-797-5443
  • Jefferson County Courthouse, 23rd Judicial Circuit, 300 Main Street, Hillsboro, MO 63050
  • St. Charles County
  • 636-949-3080
  • St. Charles County Courthouse, 11th Judicial Circuit, 300 N. 2nd Street, St. Charles, MO 63301
  • 22nd Circuit Court
  • 314-622-4500
  • St. Louis Circuit Court, 22nd Judicial Circuit, 10 N. Tucker Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63101
  • St. Louis County
  • 314-615-8029
  • St. Louis County Court Building, 21st Judicial Circuit, 105 South Central Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105

Local Attractions

Check out some of St. Louis’ local attractions. If you enjoy museums, visit the City Museum or the Saint Louis Art Museum. Visit the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and enjoy the beautiful mosaics of the church. If you love the outdoors, this city offers beautiful views and botanical gardens. These sites will be sure to keep you amazed and entertained. See more local attractions below: