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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Columbus, Ohio
This page provides adoption information to those who live in Columbus, Ohio 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 Franklin County, 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 in other areas throughout the state of Ohio may be found on our Ohio adoption information page.
Pregnancy Resource Centers in Columbus and Franklin County, 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. 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.
- Pregnancy Decision Health Centers
- Stowe Pregnancy Resource Center
- The Women’s Clinic of Columbus
- Women’s Care Center
Pregnancy Clinics in Columbus and Franklin County, Ohio
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. There are some providers of affordable prenatal care in Columbus and throughout Franklin County region:
Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Ohio with limited financial resources is provided at Ohio Medicaid.
Hospitals Serving Columbus, Ohio
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Columbus and the surrounding Franklin County region that offer birthing centers are:
- Doctors Hospital
- Grant Medical Center
- Mount Carmel East
- Riverside Methodist Hospital
- The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Completing the Home Study in Columbus, OhioThe 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 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 Columbus, Ohio and the Franklin County area:
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.
Become A Foster Parent In Columbus, Ohio
Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Columbus or the Franklin County region may do so by contacting the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services as well as Franklin County Children’s Services or one of the licensed agencies listed below:
- Kids Count, Too
- National Youth Advocate Program
- The Bair Foundation
- The Village Network
- UMCH Family Services
The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Columbus, Ohio or the surrounding area contact the Franklin County Probate Court for additional information.
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