Adoption is a multi-step process, with legal and state-specific information to understand at each step. Whether you are seeking adoption, considering placing your baby for adoption in Charlotte, or just want more information about it, check out the guide below. You will find information about agencies, hospitals, home study providers, and more all within or around Charlotte, North Carolina.

Additional information can be found on our North Carolina State Page.

Completing the Home Study in Charlotte

For adoptive parents, a home study is required. This process helps ensure that every baby placed for adoption finds the right home.

To get started, or just to gather more information, visit our home study page or contact a home study provider in your area:

Near Charlotte:

  • Nathanson Adoption Services
  • 704-553-9506
  • “Our goal is to provide you with a home study that is prompt (sometimes in as quickly as 1-2 weeks), concise, comprehensive, and which satisfies all international and domestic adoption requirements. Since we focus on the homestudy, we have become experts in meeting all of the different regulations governing this portion of the adoption process. Let us help you navigate through the adoption maze, and bring you one step closer to your new family.”
  • Triangle Adoption Services
  • 919-906-0270
  • “The goal of Triangle Adoption Services is to ensure forever homes for children in need of parents through the assessment, support and preparation of families who have the desire to grow through adoption.”
  • NC Homestudies
  • 704-258-4029
  • “North Carolina Homestudies, LLC. (NCHS) is a licensed adoption agency serving the entire state of North Carolina. NCHS is licensed by the North Carolina, Department of Health and Human Services. NCHS' mission is to provide quality and professional services to couples, individuals and families, helping them to be successful in their desire to adopt. Our experienced staff provides professional and friendly services to the families and children we serve. The agency is governed by adoptive parents and those touched by adoption.”

In North Carolina:

  • Christian Adoption Services
  • 704-847-0038
  • “CAS was founded in 1979 as a result of the success that Doris Woodward had in facilitating adoptions from her native country of El Salvador. When the agency’s office moved to North Carolina from Maine in 1989, a counseling program evolved from the agency’s response to pregnant women who were exploring the option of adoption. Since 1979, we have assisted in the placement of over 2,000 children into loving, Christian families.”
  • Home Study Services of North Carolina
  • 919 272-6953
  • “It is the mission of Home Study Services of North Carolina to provide a full range of home study services to prospective adoptive families of North Carolina in a professional, timely and efficient manner. Home Study Services of NC strives to provide highly professional and personal services for prospective adoptive parents and for those who already have had a child placed with them. Services will be timely and efficient. The director has over 25 years of adoption experience in both domestic and international adoption as well as being an adoptive parent.”
  • Carolina Adoption Services
  • 336-275-9660
  • “Carolina Adoption Services (CAS) is a nonprofit agency improving the quality of life for orphans and vulnerable children domestically and internationally on a daily basis. The vision for Carolina Adoption Services is to create opportunities for every child to grow and develop in a loving, caring, and safe environment.”

Charlotte Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals

When you are ready to begin the adoption process, you will likely need to work with an adoption professional to receive the services and support you need to complete the adoption. Some adoptive families and birth parents prefer to work with a local or regional adoption agency. The following adoption agencies have locations in Charlotte and can ensure that you meet all North Carolina requirements as you move through the adoption process:

  • A Child’s Hope
  • 434 Fayetteville St #2135, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Birthmother Hotline: (877) 890-4673
  • Adoptive Parents: (919) 839-8800

Become a Foster Parent in Charlotte

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent in Charlotte, contact any of the following regional agencies.

  • Alexander Youth Network
  • “Alexander Youth Network provides quality professional treatment to children with serious emotional and behavioral problems. We deliver an effective and efficient array of services, enabling children and their families to exercise self-determination, achieve their potential, and become positive contributors to society.”
  • Elon Homes and Schools for Children
  • “Elon Homes and Schools for Children has a rich and proud heritage in the field of child development and services. We care for children from a variety of backgrounds and with a wide range of needs, strengths, hopes and dreams.
    Our Mission is to provide safe haven, life skills and education to the children in our care. We serve our mission through three primary programs:
    • Community-Based Foster Care
    • Foster Care Village (a new program for the future – coming soon)
    • Kids Central of the Carolinas behavioral and mental health services”
  • Children’s Home Society of North Carolina
  • “Children’s Home Society has been serving children and families for more than a century, with programs built on our mission to promote the right of every child to a permanent, safe, and loving family. Founded in 1902, CHS has placed more than 15,000 children into loving, adoptive homes. While CHS is perhaps best known for our work related to foster care and adoption, we are much more than a placement agency. Through our parent and teen education programs and professional training, we promote healthy environments to thousands of families.”
  • Access Family Services
  • “Access Family Services, Inc. (AFS) is a behavioral health agency that has been serving children and families throughout North Carolina since 1999. Offices are located throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. AFS is a proud subsidiary of Community Intervention Services (CIS). CIS allows for additional clinical expertise and financial resources to strengthen our overall quality and sustainability. We believe that everyone has the ability to change, maximize his or her potential and strengthen the family/ support system.”

Hospitals in Charlotte

Adoptive parents and expectant mothers must create a hospital plan to ensure that the desires and rights of all parties are respected. You will work with your adoption professional and your delivery hospital to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Here are some hospitals near you to contact and get started with.

Legal Considerations

To complete the adoption process, a finalization hearing is required. Find out more by contacting your local court system below:

  • Catawba
  • (828) 695-6100
  • 100 Government Drive Newton, NC 28658
  • Alexander
  • (704) 832-6616
  • 29 W. Main Ave. Taylorsville, NC 28681
  • Anson
  • (704) 994-3800
  • 114 N Greene St Wadesboro, NC 28170

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