This page provides adoption information to those who live in or near to Cleveland, Ohio, or in the surrounding Cuyahoga 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 Cuyahoga County region of Ohio 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 Ohio may be found on our Ohio adoption information page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Cleveland, Ohio

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. There are several Pregnancy Resource Centers in Cleveland, Ohio, and throughout the Cuyahoga County region:

Cleveland Pregnancy Center
Womankind Cleveland

Pregnancy Clinics and Low Cost Clinics in Cleveland, Ohio

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 in and around Cleveland serving the Cuyahoga County area that provide prenatal care are:

Care Alliance Health Center
Neighborhood Family Practice
Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services (4 Locations)
The Centers (Multiple Locations)

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

Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio

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. Hospitals serving Cleveland and the Cuyahoga County region are listed below:

Cleveland Clinic
University Hospitals

Completing the Home Study in Cleveland, Ohio

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 Cleveland and the Cuyahoga County region:

Adoption Circle
Adoption Circle a state licensed, non-profit adoption agency, welcomes the opportunity to share our Agency and its services with you. The Agency was founded on the philosophy that children deserve the best we can give.

Adoption Home Study Services of Ohio
Adoption Home Study Services of Ohio is an Ohio state-licensed adoption agency, designed to provide you with the information that you need to understand—and to start—the adoption process.

House of New Hope
Our vision is a community where children, adults and families have the support necessary to lead safe and meaningful lives.

Private Adoption Services, Inc.
We provide a warm, understanding environment with both the support and counseling of an agency as well as the freedom and control of a private adoption.

Become a Foster Parent in Cleveland, Ohio

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 Cleveland or the Cleveland metro area of Ohio 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 Ohio is available on our Ohio adoption information page as well as at the site for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services is the lead agency for child welfare services in Cuyahoga County. The local foster care agencies listed below provide additional information and services for foster parents in greater Cuyahoga County:

Beech Brook
Caring for Kids, Inc.
Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland
Ohio Guidestone

County Courts

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 Pennsylvania, check out our Adoption Laws by State page. Contact the Cuyahoga County Probate Court for additional information regarding the adoption finalization process in Cleveland, Ohio or the surrounding region.

Local Attractions

Cleveland, Ohio offers a rich culture of tourist attractions mixed with local and world history. There’s no shortage of fun to be had - from museums and theatres, to beautiful plazas, you’ll be able to experience every aspect of this city.