If you are from the Davenport area and are considering adoption, either as a prospective adoptive parent or a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, you likely have questions about Iowa adoption laws and processes. Below, find information about Davenport adoption agencies, home study providers, and other local adoption and foster care resources.
Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals in Davenport
As a prospective birth parent or adoptive family, your adoption professional will play an integral role in throughout the adoption process and ensure you receive the support and services you need along the way.
If you live in Davenport, consider the following local and regional adoption professionals:
Foster Care Professionals in Davenport
Foster care programs, requirements and processes are determined by the state. In Davenport, foster parents must meet all Iowa foster care requirements and complete a home study.
Some agencies have additional training or requirements for the parents they work with. Visit the following local resources for more information about the process to become a foster parent in Davenport:
- Lydia Home Association
- Lutheran Services in Iowa
- Bethany for Children & Families
- Iowa Foster Care and Adoption
Home Study Providers in Davenport
Whether you choose private infant adoption or foster care in Davenport, you will need to complete a home study that meets Iowa requirements. Information about the Iowa home study process and requirements is available on our How to Adopt in Iowa page.
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:
- William Pearce Adoption Services
William Pearce Adoption Services offers domestic and international home studies and post-placement services.
- Adoption Associates of Iowa
Adoption Associates of Iowa provides adoption home studies throughout Iowa.
- Children & Families of Iowa
Children & Families of Iowa provides domestic and international adoption home study services and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation to provide international home studies.
Visit 1800HomeStudy.com to learn more about Iowa home study providers.
Hospitals in Davenport
As her due date approaches, it is up to the expectant mother to create a hospital plan for her stay. If you are pregnant and considering adoption for your baby, 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 hospitals in the area:
- Genesis Davenport Birth Center
1227 E. Rusholme Street
Davenport, IA 52803
- Unity Point Trinity Birth Place
4500 Utica Ridge Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Adoption Laws and Qualifications
Adoption is a legal process regulated by state laws. Below, find an overview of the statutes impacting adoptive parents and birth parents in Davenport, and learn more about state adoption laws, qualifications and processes on our Adoption in Iowa 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 Davenport, get the information you need about birth father rights, executing consent and more here.
Laws for Adoptive Parents:
Throughout the adoption process, Davenport families must adhere to Iowa laws regulating adoption expenses, adoption finalization, advertising and more. These laws are outlined here.
Every adoption must be finalized in court. If you are adopting in the Davenport area, find your local courthouse and other information about finalizing adoption in Scott County.
Things to do in Davenport
If you are an adoptive parent and your child is born in or around Davenport, you may find yourself in the area visiting your baby’s birth parents or waiting for ICPC clearances. If you are looking for ways to spend your time in Davenport before returning to your home state, here are some of the top attractions in the area: