As a family hoping to grow through adoption or a pregnant woman considering adoption for your baby, you have access to a variety of services and support throughout the adoption process. Here, you will find local resources and adoption information for Butte, Montana.
Butte Adoption Professionals and Adoption Agencies
Prospective birth parents and hopeful adoptive families often choose to work with an adoption professional for guidance throughout the process. This professional will provide education, support and the adoption services you need along the way.
If you would like to work with an adoption professional in your area, consider the following Butte adoption professionals:
Additional adoption and foster care professionals and services may be found on our Adoption in Montana page.
How to Become a Foster Parent in Butte
Prospective foster parents in Butte must meet the requirements of the state and their chosen agency. In Montana, that means meeting certain age requirements, complete a home study and attending training.
If you are interested in becoming a foster family, contact a Montana foster care organization:
Additional foster care information is also included in our Montana adoption information.
Home Study Providers in Butte
Consisting of personal interviews, background checks, a home evaluation and more, the Montana home study is one of the most important steps in achieving your adoption or foster care goals.
Your adoption professional or other home study provider will help you understand the home study process and ensure you are in compliance with all Montana laws and requirements. To get started, contact a home study provider 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 Butte
If you are considering adoption as an expectant mother, you will need to consider your hospital plan as your due date approaches. As a prospective birth mother, you can work with your adoption specialist to plan the labor and delivery experience you want to have.
When you are ready to begin creating your hospital plan, the following Butte area hospital may be able to assist you:
- James Healthcare
400 S. Clark Street
Butte, MT 59701
Adoption Laws and Qualifications
Adoptive parents and birth mothers must comply with all Montana adoption laws throughout the process. These laws and regulations impact many steps in the adoption process, and it is important to work closely with your adoption professional or adoption attorney to ensure your adoption is being completed legally.
Detailed information about Montana adoption laws is available on our Montana adoption page. Below, find an overview of the legal processes that impact adoption in Butte.
Adoption Laws for Birth Parents
To protect your rights throughout the adoption process, there are several Montana laws in place regulating adoption consent, relinquishment, paternity establishment, and more. Find this information, along with other Montana adoption laws, here.
Laws for Adoptive Families
As you begin considering adoption in the Butte area, you should become familiar with Montana adoption requirements. Montana statutes regulate who is eligible to adopt, how much money can be spent on an adoption, how advertising may be used in connection with adoption, and more.
Following the placement of the child, every adoption must be finalized in court. Your adoption professional will work with you to coordinate the finalization process and help you complete your adoption. Find more information about the courts in Silver Bow County.
Things to do in Butte
At some point in the adoption process, you may find yourself spending some time in Butte, either to visit prospective birth parents or to wait for ICPC clearances before returning home with your new baby. Here are some local sights and activities to enjoy during your stay: