As a prospective adoptive or birth parent in Meridian, you are probably wondering how to adopt or place a baby for adoption in Idaho. As you begin your adoption journey, there are many professionals in your area who can help you through the process.
Learn more about adoption in Meridian below, and find additional information about adoption laws, processes and qualifications on our Idaho page.
Meridian Adoption Professionals
To begin the adoption process, many hopeful adoptive parents and pregnant women considering adoption first choose an adoption professional to help guide them through the process.
You have many choices when selecting an adoption professional. If you are interested in working with an adoption agency or attorney near Meridian, consider the following:
How to Become a Foster Parent in Meridian
Being a foster parent or adopting from the foster system can be a rewarding way to grow your family. Prior to beginning the foster care or foster-to-adopt process in Meridian, all prospective parents must meet certain Idaho state requirements. These requirements can be found on our How to Adopt in Idaho page.
If you are ready to become a foster parent or if you have additional questions, contact a foster care professional serving the Meridian area:
Home Study Providers in Meridian
The home study is one of the most important parts of both the foster care and adoption process. The Idaho home study process includes criminal records checks, personal interviews and more. Learn what to expect during the home study process on our adoption in Idaho page.
It is important to choose a licensed home study professional to ensure your home study complies with all state laws and requirements. To get started, contact one of these trusted home study providers in Idaho:
- 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 Meridian
The baby’s birth is one of the most emotional parts of the entire adoption process, both for birth parents and adoptive families. If you are making an adoption plan for your baby, it will be entirely up to you to decide how you want your hospital stay to go.
You will work with your adoption professional to develop a hospital plan and coordinate with your delivery hospital to ensure everything happens exactly as you want it to. When you are ready to begin creating your hospital plan, here are some Meridian area hospitals that may be able to assist you:
- St. Luke’s Meridian Medical Center
520 S. Eagle Rd.
Meridian, ID 83642
- Saint Alphonsus Family Maternity Center
1055 North Curtis Road
Boise, ID 83706
Adoption Laws and Qualifications
Local adoptive and birth parents often have questions about adoption laws in Meridian. These laws are actually determined by the state are the same in Meridian as they are in Boise, Idaho Falls, and anywhere else in Idaho. The following provides an overview of the types of laws regulating Meridian adoptions.
Adoption Laws for Birth Parents
Some of the most important adoption laws for prospective birth parents are those regarding consent and relinquishment. Information about executing consent, protecting birth father rights and more is included in our Idaho adoption information.
Laws for Adoptive Families
Hopeful adoptive parents often wonder what types of adoption professionals they can work with, what adoption expenses they can pay, and even whether they meet the eligibility requirements to adopt in Idaho. This information, along with other Idaho adoption laws and home study information, can be found here.
At the end of the adoption process, every adoption must be legally finalized in court. If you are adopting in Meridian, Idaho, find information about finalizing your adoption in Ada County.
Things to do in Meridian
If you are adopting a child from the Meridian area, you may find yourself spending some time in the city, either visiting prospective birth parents or waiting for ICPC clearances. Here are some local attractions to visit if you are looking for ways to spend your time in Meridian: