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 Madison, Wisconsin

This page provides adoption information to those who live in Madison, Wisconsin or in the Dane 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 Dane County, Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin may be found on our Wisconsin State Page

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Madison and Dane County, Wisconsin

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 Madison and throughout Dane County, Wisconsin are:

Pregnancy Clinics in Madison and Dane County, Wisconsin

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 Madison, Wisconsin area is:

Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Madison with limited financial resources is provided through Badgercare.

Hospitals Serving Madison, Wisconsin

Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Madison, Wisconsin and the surrounding Dane County region that offer birthing centers are:

Completing the Home Study in Madison and Dane County, Wisconsin

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. The home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in the Madison area are:

Adoption Choice, Inc.
(414) 276-3262
Since 1986, we’ve been Wisconsin’s premier adoption agency dedicated to creating new families and relationships through adoption, providing adoptive families and birth parents with guidance, counseling, and services every step of the way.

Adoption Services, Inc.
(888) 686-0443
We believe that every child has a right to be unconditionally accepted as a permanent member of a family and that adoption is a lifelong commitment and act of unconditional love.

Become A Foster Parent In Madison, Wisconsin

Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Madison may so by contacting Dane County Foster Care or one of the licensed agencies listed below:

County Court

The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Madison, Wisconsin, contact the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office of the Dane County Courts.

Local Attractions

Check out some of Madison’s local attractions. If you love being outdoors and want to explore various kinds of flora and fauna, this city offers beautiful botanical gardens and a zoo. You can also choose from a couple museums like the Chazen Museum of Art or the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. These sites will be sure to keep you amazed and entertained. See more local attractions below: