If you reside in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and are considering adoption as a growing family or a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, you likely have questions about Arkansas adoption laws, resources and processes. Here, find information about Fayetteville adoption agencies, home study providers, foster care information and more.
Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals in Fayetteville
Your adoption professional will play an important role in the adoption process. Whether you are a prospective birth parent or adoptive family in Fayetteville, your adoption agency or adoption attorney will ensure you receive the services and support you need for a successful adoption.
If you prefer to work with a local agency or attorney, consider the following Fayetteville adoption professionals:
Foster Care Professionals in Fayetteville
To become a foster parent in Fayetteville, couples and individuals must meet all Arkansas requirements for foster parents, complete the Arkansas home study and meet the requirements of their chosen foster care professional.
Contact a foster agency in your area for more information about becoming a foster parent in Fayetteville:
Additional information about foster care and foster-to-adopt placements in Arkansas is available through Arkansas Foster Family Services.
Home Study Providers in Fayetteville
Whether you choose adopt an infant, adopt an older child or become a foster parent in Fayetteville, you will be required to complete the Arkansas home study. Information about the home study process and home study requirements in Arkansas is available here.
It is important to work with a legally qualified home study provider. To get started on your adoption or foster care home study, contact one of these area home study professionals:
- American Adoptions (AR)
American Adoptions is one of the largest domestic adoption agencies in the country and offers both international and domestic home study services throughout the state of Arkansas.
- Arkansas Home Study and Counseling Services
Sarah Clay is a licensed certified social worker with a private practice offering adoption home study and counseling services.
- Grace Adoptions
Grace Adoptions is a licensed child placement agency in Central Arkansas that provides faith-based services for children, birth parents and adoptive families.
Hospitals in Fayetteville
It is up to each expectant mother considering adoption to create a hospital plan for her stay. If you are pregnant and planning to place your baby for adoption, you will have the opportunity to make many decisions about the labor and delivery process, including who will be in the delivery room with you, who gets to hold the baby first, how much time you spend with the adoptive family, and more.
When you are ready to start making your hospital plan, your adoption agency will communicate with your delivery hospital to ensure everything goes according to your wishes. As you consider your hospital plan, learn more about some local health care providers in Fayetteville:
- Johnelle Hunt Women’s Center – Washington Regional
3215 N North Hills Blvd., Suite B
Fayetteville, AR 72703
- Willow Creek Women’s Hospital
4301 Greathouse Springs Road
Johnson, AR 72741
Adoption Laws and Qualifications
Adoption is an emotional journey as well as a legal process. Below, find an overview of the types of laws impacting birth parents and adoptive families in Fayetteville, and learn more about state adoption laws, qualifications and processes on our Adoption in Arkansas page.
Laws for Birth Parents:
Every adoption involves the legal termination of the birth mother’s and father’s parental rights. If you are considering placing your baby for adoption in Fayetteville, get the information you need about birth father rights, executing consent and more on our Arkansas adoption page.
Laws for Adoptive Parents:
Throughout the adoption process, Fayetteville families must adhere to Arkansas laws regulating adoption expenses, adoption finalization, advertising and more. These laws are outlined on our How to Adopt in Arkansas page.
Every adoption must be finalized in court. If you are adopting in the Fayetteville area, find your local courthouse and other information about finalizing adoption in Washington County.
Things to do in Fayetteville
If you are a prospective adoptive parent and your child is born in or around Fayetteville, you will likely find yourself spending some time in Arkansas as you visit prospective birth parents or as you wait for your ICPC paperwork to be processed. If you are looking for ways to spend your time in Fayetteville before returning home, here are some top attractions in the area: