Welcome to Adoption Network’s Chesapeake, Virginia resources page. Here you will find information relevant to anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy, hoping to adopt a baby, or trying to find the perfect family for their baby around Chesapeake. This guide provides home study resources, adoption agencies, foster care resources, legal information, and hospitals in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Additional information can be found on our Virginia State Page.

Completing the Home Study in Chesapeake

For adoptive parents, a home study is required. This process helps ensure that every baby placed for adoption finds the right home.

To get started, or just to gather more information, visit our home study page or contact a home study provider in your area:

Near Chesapeake:

  • Adoptions from the Heart
  • 1-888-630-8842
  • 1407 Stephanie Way, Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • “Adoptions From The Heart has facilitated over 6,000 successful adoptions since its founding in 1985. With compassion, care, and personalized attention, our mission has never wavered from providing prospective adoptive parents, pregnant women, and children the highest quality, most comprehensive adoption services.”
  • Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia
  • 757-456-2366
  • 5361 Virginia Beach Blvd A, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • “Catholic Charities offers programs and services for those who are considering adoption.”

In Virginia:

  • Loving Families
  • 703-370-7140
  • 12106 Mountain Road Lovettsville, VA 20180
  • “Adoption Home Studies by Loving Families is a small child-placing agency offering affordable, personalized services, adapting assistance and advice to meet your family's needs.”
  • Cradle of Hope Adoption Center
  • 703-352-4806
  • 1934 Old Gallows Rd., Suite 350 Tysons Corner, VA 22182
  • “Cradle of Hope provides home study services to Maryland, Virginia, and DC families for both domestic and international adoptions for families adopting through our placement programs as well as families adopting through other agencies and attorneys. If you need a homestudy, we can help.”

Chesapeake Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals

When you are ready to begin the adoption process, you will likely need to work with an adoption professional to receive the services and support you need to complete the adoption. Visit our website for guidance and professional aid. Some adoptive families and birth parents prefer to work with a local or regional adoption agency. The following adoption agencies have locations in Chesapeake and can ensure that you meet all Virginia requirements as you move through the adoption process:

  • Adoptions from the Heart
  • 1-888-630-8842
  • 1407 Stephanie Way, Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • “Adoptions From The Heart has facilitated over 6,000 successful adoptions since its founding in 1985. With compassion, care, and personalized attention, our mission has never wavered from providing prospective adoptive parents, pregnant women, and children the highest quality, most comprehensive adoption services.”
  • Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia
  • 757-456-2366
  • 5361 Virginia Beach Blvd A, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • “Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia has been providing pregnancy counseling and adoption services to families in the area since 1932. We serve people of every race, creed, ethnicity and religion (over 80% of our clients are not Catholic). We look forward to working with you.”
  • Jewish Family Service of Tidewater
  • (757) 321-2222
  • 5000 Corporate Woods Dr #400, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • “Jewish Family Service (JFS) will provide a full spectrum of services to meet the health, education and welfare needs of Jewish families and individuals in Hampton Roads. Jewish Family Service will be the service agency of choice for all members of the Jewish community. JFS services will be of the highest quality and developed within the context of our Jewish identity, cultural awareness and education.”

Become a Foster Parent in Chesapeake

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent in Chesapeake, contact any of the following regional agencies.

  • Chesapeake Social Services
  • 757-382-2249
  • 306 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA 23322
  • “We believe in the Virginia Children's Transformation, which means that we work with families to prevent out of home placement, offering services that will assist the family to safely maintain the child in their own home.”
  • Up Center
  • 757-354-3819
  • 150 Boush Street, Ste. 500 Norfolk, Virginia 23510
  • “When we were founded, we ran an orphanage for abandoned children, provided coal to poor families to heat their homes, and gave shoes to children so they could walk to school. Over the years we have evolved. We no longer run an orphanage, but we’re providing foster care and adoption services for children and many other programs. Today, we help over 10,000 people in Hampton Roads each year.”
  • United Methodist Family Services
  • 855-367-8637
  • 11 locations in VA, see addresses here.
  • “UMFS is an unwavering champion for high-risk children and families, collaborating with communities to help them reach their full potential.”

Hospitals in Chesapeake

Adoptive parents and expectant mothers must create a hospital plan to ensure that the desires and rights of all parties are respected. You will work with your adoption professional and your delivery hospital to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Here are some hospitals near you to contact and get started with.

Legal Considerations

Read up on adoption laws and regulations within both the United States and Virginia. Visit the Adoption Network Resource Center to learn more and connect with legal professionals. You may also visit Virginia Adoption Laws for more information.

Contact your local courthouse below for additional help.

Local Attractions

Spending time in Chesapeake? Be sure to check out these fun spots!