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 Portland, Oregon
This page provides adoption information to those who live in Portland, Oregon or in the Multnomah County 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 Multnomah County, Oregon 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 Oregon may be found on our Oregon State Page.
Pregnancy Resource Centers in Portland and Multnomah County, Oregon
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 providing assistance in Portland and throughout Multnomah County, Oregon are:
Pregnancy Clinics in Portland and Multnomah County, Oregon
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 provider of affordable prenatal care in the Portland, Oregon area is:
- Multnomah County Health Services (multiple locations)
Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Portland, Oregon with limited financial resources is provided by the Oregon Health Plan.
Hospitals Serving Portland, Oregon
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Portland, Oregon and the surrounding Multnomah County region that offer birthing centers are:
Completing the Home Study in Portland and Multnomah County, Oregon
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. A qualified home study provider licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in the Portland area is:
Adoptions of Southern Oregon
Adoptions of Southern Oregon provides adoption services that take into consideration the best interests of our infants and children. We wish to extend respect and support to birth parents and to offer education and expertise to adoptive parents.
Become A Foster Parent In Portland, Oregon
Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Multnomah County or the surrounding region may do so by contacting one of the district offices listed on the Oregon Department of Human Services website 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 Multnomah County, the matter will be filed through the Multnomah County Circuit Court
Portland also has some interesting places to visit if you’re in the area for during your adoption process. Here’s a list of local Portland attractions to consider visiting while in the area: