Those considering adoption often wonder where to find local adoption agencies, home study providers, and other resources in their area. Whether you are making an adoption plan as hopeful parents or as a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, the following information includes Great Falls adoption agencies, foster care resources and home study professionals to help you get started.
For more information about state adoption laws, qualifications and processes, visit our Adoption in Montana page.
Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals in Great Falls
Local adoption professionals can be a great source of information for adoptive families and prospective birth parents. If you are interested in working with an adoption professional near you, these Great Falls area professionals can provide the information and services you need through every step of the adoption process:
Become a Foster Parent in Great Falls
If you are considering becoming a foster parent or adding to your family through foster care adoption, these local agencies and resources can provide information about foster care in Great Falls:
Great Falls Home Study Services
Every adoptive family in Great Falls must complete the Montana home study before a child can be placed in their care. Whether you are fostering or adopting, the home study ensures you are ready to provide a safe and stable home for a child.
Information about the home study process is available on our Montana Adoption page. The following home study providers can provide additional information about completing the home study 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 Great Falls
When it is time to finally meet the new baby, a hospital plan will be in place to determine who is in the delivery room, how much time the adoptive and birth parents will spend with the baby at the hospital, and more.
As a prospective birth mother, you will have an opportunity that details your desires for your hospital stay. Your adoption professional will work with you and coordinate with the hospital to make them aware of your plan.
As you consider your hospital plan, find information about the Great Falls maternity hospital below:
- Benefis Birth Center
1101 26th Street South
Great Falls, MT 59405
Adoption Laws and Qualifications
Prospective birth parents and adoptive families in Great Falls are often interested in Montana adoption laws, qualifications and processes.
For detailed information about adoption laws in Great Falls and throughout the state, visit our Montana adoption information page. Below, find an overview of some of the areas of adoption that are regulated by state laws.
Laws for Birth Parents:
For prospective birth parents, the most important legal process in adoption is consent and relinquishment. If you are considering adoption for your baby in Great Falls, you can learn about adoption consent, relinquishment and birth father rights in Montana here.
Laws for Adoptive Parents:
All prospective adoptive parents in Montana must meet certain requirements to adopt, complete a Montana home study and follow all laws regulating adoption expenses, advertising, and more. More information about the legal adoption process in Montana is available here.
The final stage of the legal adoption process is the finalization of the adoption, which will be completed in court. If you are adopting in Great Falls, Montana, find additional information about adopting in Cascade County.
Things to do in Great Falls
There are many things to do and see in the Great Falls area. If your adoption plans bring you to Great Falls, either to meet with prospective birth parents or to wait for ICPC clearances, consider visiting the following attractions during your stay: