Gulfport Adoption & Foster Care Resources
Located on the coast of Mississippi, Gulfport draws people to it for a variety of reasons – including adoption. If you are hoping to adopt a baby or thinking about placing a baby for adoption in Gulfport, Mississippi, this page will provide you with adoption agencies, hospitals, and any other resources you may need to complete the process.
Adoption Agencies and Professionals in GulfportAdoption agencies are licensed, full-service adoption professionals, meaning that they are equipped to help you with every stage of your adoption. Whether you are a prospective birth parent or adoptive family, an adoption agency can be a beneficial and convenient resource. See the links below for information about Gulfport adoption professionals:
Gulfport Foster Care ResourcesTo be a foster parent in Gulfport, couples and individuals must meet the requirements of the state and their chosen agency. For prospective foster parents in Mississippi, that means completing all the necessary forms, home studies, and background checks, being between the ages of 21 and 65, attending foster parent training, and having a sufficient income and home environment. If you are interested in becoming a foster family, contact a nearby foster care organization:
Home Study ProvidersWhether you choose domestic infant adoption or foster care, you will need to complete a home study that meets Mississippi laws and requirements. The Mississippi home study process includes personal interviews, home visits, criminal history checks and more. A complete list of home study requirements and additional information about the process can be found on our Adoption in Mississippi page. The person or agency conducting the home study must be legally qualified. When you are ready to begin the home study process, here are some trusted providers in Mississippi:
- New Beginnings 662-842-6752 With New Beginnings, you can be sure to receive help with your Mississippi-compliant home study and post-placement assessments.
- Lifeline Children’s Services 205-967-0811 A licensed child-placing agency, Lifeline has licensed social workers in Mississippi and all of the states where they complete adoptions.
Hospitals near GulfportAs expecting mothers approach their due date, they must also begin considering their hospital plan, which includes where they would like to give birth, who they want to be with them, and how much time they would like with their baby. If this describes your situation, you can begin working with your adoption specialist and healthcare provider to ensure that you have a positive labor and delivery experience. Follow the links below for more information on hospitals and maternity wards near Gulfport:
- Garden Park Medical Center 15200 Community Road Gulfport, MS 39503 228-575-7000
- Memorial Hospital at Gulfport 4500 Thirteenth Street Gulfport, MS 39501 228-867-4000
- Merit Health Biloxi 150 Reynoir Street Biloxi, MS 39530 228-432-1571