Whether you are considering adoption as a prospective adoptive parent or expectant mother in Idaho Falls, there are many local adoption and foster care resources available to you.
Read on to learn more about Idaho Falls adoption and foster care agencies, home study professionals and other local adoption and foster care services. To learn more about adoption laws, processes and qualifications throughout the state, visit our Idaho adoption page.
Idaho Falls Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals
Your adoption professional can provide the services and support you need throughout the adoption process. There are many adoption professionals to choose from, including national and local adoption agencies and adoption attorneys.
For some adoptive and birth parents, it is most convenient to work with a local adoption agency. Here are some of the local and regional adoption professionals serving the Idaho Falls area:
Idaho Falls Foster Care Resources
To become a foster parent in Idaho, you must complete a home study and meet certain Idaho foster parent requirements.
If you need more information or if you are ready to begin the foster care or foster-to-adopt process in Idaho Falls, contact one of the following local agencies:
If you are interested in adopting an older child from the foster care system in Idaho Falls, the adoption process may vary from the domestic infant adoption process. Additional information about fostering and adopting from foster care is available through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
Home Study Providers in Idaho Falls
The home study is an important part of the process to become a foster or adoptive parent in Idaho Falls. The Idaho home study evaluates prospective parents and ensures they are ready to adopt based on criminal records checks, child abuse registry checks and more. For a detailed overview of what to expect during the home study process, visit our How to Adopt in Idaho page.
Your home study must be conducted by a legally qualified professional in Idaho. To begin the home study process, contact a provider in your area:
- Idaho Youth Ranch Adoptions
The Idaho Youth Ranch Adoptions staff conducts home studies for all types of adoptions.
Visit 1800HomeStudy.com to learn more about Idaho home study providers.
Hospitals in Idaho Falls
One of the most exciting steps in the adoption process is the arrival of the baby. If you are an expectant mother considering adoption, you will have control over your hospital plan, including who is in the delivery room with you, how much interaction you will have with your baby, and more.
Your adoption professional can coordinate with your delivery hospital to ensure a smooth labor and delivery process. As you create your hospital plan, you may be able to work with one of the following Idaho Falls hospitals:
- Mountain View Hospital
2325 Coronado Street
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
- Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
3100 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Adoption Laws and Qualifications
Can I adopt in Idaho Falls? What are the laws for placing a baby for adoption in Idaho Falls? These are common questions for couples and individuals considering adoption. Adoption laws, qualifications and processes are determined by the state of Idaho. The following provides some information about the types of adoption laws and regulations in place in Idaho Falls and throughout the rest of the state.
For Birth Parents
Many expectant parents have questions about the laws, rules and process of placing a baby for adoption in Idaho Falls. An overview of Idaho laws regarding consent, relinquishment, and paternity is available here
For Adoptive Families
If you have questions about the qualifications to adopt or foster a child, finalize an international adoption or use adoption advertisers or facilitators, visit our Idaho adoption page for more information.
The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization. Your adoption attorney will guide you through the finalization process and ensure your adoption is completed in accordance with all Idaho adoption laws. Find more information about your local court and adoption finalization in Bonneville County.
Things to Do in Idaho Falls
Many families adopting from Idaho Falls end up spending some time in the city during the adoption process. Whether you are visiting prospective birth parents or waiting for ICPC clearances, here are some attractions to visit during your stay: