Bangor Adoption and Foster Care Resources
If you are a prospective birth mother or hopeful adoptive parent in Bangor, you probably have questions about adopting or placing a baby for adoption in Maine. There are many local adoption and foster care services and professionals to assist you with your adoption plans. Learn more about adoption in Bangor below, and find additional information about adoption laws, processes and qualifications on our Adoption in Maine page.
Bangor Adoption Agencies and 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 Bangor, consider the following: national adoption agencies and other professionals throughout Maine also serve the Bangor area.
How to Become a Foster Parent in BangorBeing 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 Bangor, all prospective parents must meet certain Maine state requirements. These requirements can be found on our Maine adoption information page. If you are ready to become a foster parent or if you have additional questions, contact a foster care professional serving the Bangor area:
Home Study Providers in BangorFor adoptive and foster parents, the home study is one of the most important parts of the process. The Maine home study process includes criminal records checks, financial information, personal interviews and more. For more information about what to expect during the home study process, visit our How to Adopt in Maine page. It is important to choose the right professional to complete your adoption home study and ensure it complies with all state laws and requirements. To get started, contact a licensed home study provider in your area:
- Acadia Adoption Center 207-267-8110 Acadia Adoption Center is a licensed adoption agency assisting families with both international and domestic home studies and adoptions.
- Families and Children Together 207-941-2347 FACT provides home studies and post-placement services for families working with an out-of-state agency or adopting a child from Maine’s child welfare system.
- Adoption Partners of Maine 888-635-6935 Adoption Partners offers home study services to families entering its infant placement program and those contracted with another placing agency.
Hospitals in BangorOne of the most emotional parts of the adoption process, both for birth parents and adoptive families, is the time spent in the hospital when the baby is born. It is entirely up to the birth mother to decide how she would like her hospital stay to go. If you are making an adoption plan for your baby, you will work with your adoption professional and your delivery hospital to ensure everything happens exactly as you want it to. When you are ready to begin creating your hospital plan, the local Bangor hospital may be able to help you:
- Eastern Maine Medical Center 489 State Street Bangor, ME 04401 207-973-7000