If you reside in Boise, Idaho, and are considering adoption as a growing family or as a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, you likely have questions about Idaho adoption laws, resources and processes.Here, find information about Boise adoption agencies, home study providers, foster care information and more.
Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals in Boise
Your adoption professional will play an important role in the adoption process. Whether you are a prospective birth parent or adoptive family in Boise, 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 Boise adoption professionals:
Foster Care Professionals in Boise
To become a foster parent in Boise, couples and individuals must meet all Idaho requirements for foster parents, complete the Idaho home study and meet the requirements of their chosen foster care professional.
Contact a foster care organization in your area for more information about becoming a foster parent in Boise:
Additional information about foster care and foster-to-adopt placements in Idaho is available through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
Home Study Providers in Boise
Whether you choose to adopt an infant, adopt an older child or become a foster parent in Boise, you will be required to complete the Idaho home study. Information about the home study process and home study requirements in Idaho 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:
- Children’s Adoption Services, Inc.
CASI Foundation for Children, Inc., is a Hague-accredited agency that provides domestic and international home studies as well as pre- and post-adoption education and online support groups for families.
- Idaho Youth Ranch Adoptions
The Idaho Youth Ranch Adoptions staff conducts home studies for all types of adoptions.
Hospitals in Boise
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 Boise:
- Saint Alphonsus
1055 North Curtis Road
Boise, ID 83706
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 Boise, and learn more about state adoption laws, qualifications and processes on our Adoption in Idaho 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 Boise, get the information you need about birth father rights, executing consent and more on our Idaho adoption page.
Laws for Adoptive Parents:
Throughout the adoption process, Boise families must adhere to Idaho laws regulating adoption expenses, adoption finalization, advertising and more. These laws are outlined on our How to Adopt in Idaho page.
Every adoption must be finalized in court. If you are adopting in the Boise area, find your local courthouse and other information about finalizing adoption in Ada County.
Things to do in Boise
If you are a prospective adoptive parent and your child is born in or around Boise, you will likely find yourself spending some time in Idaho 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 Boise before returning home, here are some top attractions in the area: