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 Durham, North Carolina
This page provides adoption information to those who live in Durham, North Carolina or the surrounding 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 Durham 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 North Carolina may be found on our North Carolina North Carolina adoption information page.
Pregnancy Resource Centers in Durham, North Carolina
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 assisting those in the Durham, North Carolina area are:
Pregnancy Clinics in Durham, North Carolina
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 Durham, North Carolina are:
Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in North Carolina with limited financial resources is provided at North Carolina Medicaid.
Hospitals Serving Durham, North Carolina
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Durham and the surrounding region that offer birthing centers are:
Completing the Home Study in Durham, North Carolina
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 the Durham, North Carolina area:
Nathanson Adoption Services
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.
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.
Triangle Adoption Services
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.
Become A Foster Parent In Durham, North Carolina
Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Durham or the surrounding region may do so by contacting the Durham County Child 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 Durham, North Carolina or the surrounding area contact the North Carolina Judicial Branch for additional information.
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