This page provides adoption information to those who live in or near to Durham, North Carolina or in the Durham 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 Durham County region of North Carolina 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 state of North Carolina may be found on our 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. 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 Durham, North Carolina and the Durham County region are:

Gateway Women’s Care
Pregnancy Support Services

Pregnancy Clinics and Low Cost Clinics in Durham, North Carolina

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 Durham, North Carolina that provide prenatal care for those in Durham County are:

Durham County Public Health Clinic
Lyon Park Clinic
Walltown Neighborhood Clinic

In addition, information about prenatal care through Medicaid that is available in North Carolina to women with limited financial resources may be found at North Carolina Medicaid.

Hospitals in Durham, North Carolina

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 Durham, North Carolina region that offer a Birthing Center are:

Duke Regional Hospital
Duke University Hospital
North Carolina Women’s Hospital

Completing the Home Study in Durham, North Carolina

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 Durham, North Carolina or the Durham County region:

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.

NC Homestudies
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

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 Durham, or the Durham County region of North Carolina you must meet similar requirements to that of the home study required by adoptive parents.

More information about foster care and foster-to-adopt placements in North Carolina is available on our North Carolina adoption information page. In addition the Durham County Child and Family Services, the local foster care agencies listed below provide additional information and services for foster parents in Durham, North Carolina, and the greater Durham County region:

KidsPeace Foster Care
Methodist Home for Children

Court Information

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 North Carolina, check out our Adoption Laws by State page. The North Carolina Judicial Branch website provides information about adoption finalization process in North Carolina.

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