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 Seattle, Washington
This page provides adoption information to those who live in Seattle, Washington or in the King 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 King County, Washington 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 Washington may be found on our Washington State Page.
Pregnancy Resource Centers in Seattle and King County, Washington
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 Seattle and throughout King County, Washington are:
Pregnancy Clinics in Seattle and King County, Washington
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 providers of affordable prenatal care in the Seattle, Washington area are:
- Country Doctor Community Health Center (multiple locations)
- International Community Health Services (multiple locations)
- Women’s Clinic at Harborview
Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Seattle, Washington with limited financial resources is provided by the Washington State Healthcare Authority (Apple Health).
Hospitals Serving Seattle, Washington
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Seattle, Washington and the surrounding King County region that offer birthing centers are:
- Childbirth Center at UW Medical Center Northwest
- Swedish Ballard Birth Center
- Swedish First Hill Hospital
Completing the Home Study in Seattle and King County, Washington
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. Here are some home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in the Seattle area:
A Center for Adoption Services
A Center for Adoption Services, a nonprofit organization based in Washington state, is a licensed full-service adoption agency dedicated to assisting potential adoptive parents, birthparents and adopted children in healthy, mutually beneficial adoptions.
Hope 4 Kids
Hope 4 Kids is committed to providing loving homes for children in need. We accomplish this by working closely with the local churches and community to locate, equip, and train quality families and individuals that have a desire to adopt and are excited about caring for children.
Become A Foster Parent In Seattle, Washington
Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in King County or the surrounding region may do so by contacting the Region 4 Office of the Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families 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 Seattle, the matter will be filed through the Adoptions Office of the King County Superior Court.
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