Meridian Adoption and Foster Care Resources
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 ProfessionalsTo 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: national adoption agencies and other adoption professionals throughout Idaho that also serve the Meridian area.
How to Become a Foster Parent in MeridianBeing 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 MeridianThe 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 1-208-667-1898 The Idaho Youth Ranch Adoptions staff conducts home studies for all types of adoptions.
Hospitals in MeridianThe 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 208-706-5000
- Saint Alphonsus Family Maternity Center 1055 North Curtis Road Boise, ID 83706 208-367-4555