Boston Adoption & Foster Care Resources
For anyone who is looking to adopt in the Boston area, it is first important to know what local resources are available to you. If you want to adopt or place a child for adoption in Boston, then the information here will provide you with information on local adoption professionals, home study providers, court and hospital information, and more.
Boston Adoption Agencies and Adoption ProfessionalsFinding the right adoption professional is one of the most important steps in the adoption process, as your professional will be your guide through the process. Adoption agencies are ideal because they provide all of the services you need in one place, but there are also facilitators, attorneys, and law centers you can find. Here, you will find a list of Boston adoption professionals:
- Adoptions with Love, Inc.
- A Full Circle Adoptions
- Angel Adoptions
- Adoption Choices
- Wide Horizons for Children
Foster Care Agencies in BostonFoster care eligibility and licensing requirements vary from state to state. If you want to become a foster parent in Massachusetts, you must:
- Pass a home study
- Complete MAPP training
- Have a stable source of income
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange
- Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps
- The Home for Little Wanderers
Home Study ProvidersThe home study signifies that you are officially ready to adopt a child. During this assessment, a social worker will conduct a background check, visit your home, and interview the members of your household to make sure your home is safe for a baby. The home study can take up to a few months, so it is recommended that you begin as soon as possible. See the sections below for information on Massachusetts-licensed home study providers: Near Boston:
- Adoption Resources 800-533-4346 Massachusetts families can contact Adoption Resources for home studies and other pre- or post-adoption needs.
- Adoption Resource Associates 617-492-8888 At ARA, you can complete your domestic or international home study and receive education and other adoption services.
- Adoption Options 800-337-6513 An extension of Jewish Family Service, Adoption Options can provide home studies and education for New England parents.
- Alliance for Children 806-201-0200 Alliance for Children is Hague-accredited and licensed to conduct domestic or international home studies in several states, including Massachusetts.
Hospitals near BostonPregnant women pursuing adoption will create an adoption plan, and part of that involves preparing for the hospital trip. This is the most anticipated event in an adoption, and you want to make sure that you have a positive labor and delivery experience. Your healthcare provider and adoption specialist will be able to help you plan your hospital stay. In the meantime, you can view the information of hospitals and maternity wards near Boston:
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital 75 Francis Street Boston MA 02115 617-732-5500
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 330 Brookline Avenue Boston, MA 02215 617-667-7000
- Newton-Wellesley Hospital 2014 Washington Street Newton, MA 02462 617-243-6000
- Elizabeth’s Medical Center 736 Cambridge Street Brighton, MA 02135 617-789-3000