If you live in Bozeman and are considering adoption, either as a prospective adoptive parent or as a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, you likely have questions about local adoption resources, laws and processes. Here, find information about Bozeman adoption agencies, home study providers and other local adoption and foster care services.
For more information about adoption and foster care throughout Montana, visit our state adoption information page.
Adoption Professionals and Adoption Agencies in Bozeman
The professional you choose to work with through your adoption journey will guide you through the process and provide the services and support you need to complete your adoption in Bozeman.
If you are interested in working with a local or regional adoption agency in Bozeman, the following adoption professionals can help you complete your adoption in accordance with all Montana adoption requirements:
Additional adoption agencies and resources can be found on our Montana adoption page.
Foster Care Professionals in Bozeman
Foster care programs, requirements and processes are determined by the state. In Bozeman, foster parents must meet the following Montana requirements:
- If you are a couple, be together for at least 24 months
- Be able to financially support your current household without relying on foster care reimbursement
- Complete a pre-service training program
- Provide references
- Pass fingerprint-based criminal background checks
Some agencies have additional training or requirements for the parents they work with. Contact a local foster care agency for more information about the process to become a foster parent in Montana:
For more information about foster care throughout the state, visit our Montana adoption information page.
Home Study Providers in Bozeman
Whether you are interested in adopting an infant through a private domestic adoption agency or becoming a foster parent in Bozeman, you will need to complete a home study that meets Montana state requirements.
The home study process in Montana includes personal interviews with the prospective parents, a home inspection, criminal history checks and more. The person or agency conducting the home study must be legally qualified to complete the home study process. Here are some trusted home study providers in your state:
- Lutheran Social Services of Montana
Lutheran Social Services of Montana provides international and domestic home studies and post-placement adoption services in the state of Montana.
- Youth Homes
The staff of Youth Homes can help provide legal home study services for families hoping to adopt in Montana. They are also able to assist families that are adopting either internationally or through another agency.
Visit 1800HomeStudy.com to learn more about Montana home study providers.
Hospitals in Bozeman
When it is finally time for the baby to arrive, it is up to the prospective birth mother to create a hospital plan for her stay. If you are making an adoption plan for your baby, you will have the opportunity to decide who will be in the delivery room with you, how much time you will spend with your baby and the adoptive family, and more.
When you are ready to begin planning your hospital stay, your adoption agency will work with the delivery hospital to make them aware of your wishes. Here are some Bozeman hospitals that you may be able to work with:
- Bozeman Deaconess Family Birth Center
915 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
- Bozeman OB/GYN
925 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Laws and Qualifications to Adopt in Bozeman
Adoption is a legal process, and each state has its own legal requirements for adoptive and birth parents. Detailed information about adoption laws, qualifications and processes in Bozeman and throughout the rest of the state is available on our Adoption in Montana page. Below is an overview of some of the regulations impacting adoptive parents and birth parents in Bozeman.
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 Bozeman, get the information you need about birth father rights, executing consent and more here.
For Adoptive Parents:
To be eligible to adopt in Bozeman, you must meet certain qualifications and complete the Montana home study process. Throughout the adoption process, adoptive families must adhere to state laws regulating adoption expenses, adoption finalization, advertising and more. These laws are outlined here.
Adoptions must be finalized in court. If you are adopting in Bozeman, find your local courthouse and other information about finalizing your adoption in Gallatin County.
Things to do in Bozeman
If you are an adoptive parent and your child is born in or around Bozeman, you will likely 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 Bozeman before returning to your home state, here are some of the top attractions in the area: