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Charlotte Adoption & Foster Care Resources
For adoptive families and expecting mothers alike, adoption is a long and intricate process. If you live in the Charlotte area and are considering adoption, you may be wondering how adoption in North Carolina works and how to begin the process. Whether you’re looking for adoption resources, trying to find a professional, or simply wondering where to start, the resources provided here will help you pursue adoption in the Charlotte area.
Charlotte Adoption Agencies and ProfessionalsAdoption agencies are professionals that provide full pre- and post-adoption services to birth parents and adoptive families. By working with an agency, you can receive counseling, education, assistance with finding a match, and guidance through each step of the process. If you are interested in working with an agency, you can contact one of the following Charlotte professionals:
Foster Care Professionals in CharlotteFoster parents have to meet certain requirements and complete training in order to care for children. In North Carolina, foster parents must:
- Be over 21 years old
- Complete a background check
- Pass a home study
- Complete required training and become licensed
- Alexander Youth Network
- Elon Homes and Schools for Children
- Children’s Home Society of North Carolina
- Access Family Services
Charlotte Home Study ProvidersAll families must complete a home study before they can adopt or foster a child. When you select a home study provider, your social worker can give you detailed information of what the process entails. Generally, a home study involves a collection of documents, along with a home inspection and interview. Consult the following links to find a licensed North Carolina home study provider. Near Charlotte:
- Nathanson Adoption Services 704-553-9506 The specialists at Nathanson Adoption Services are licensed to provide home studies, as well as other pre- and post-adoption services, in the Charlotte area.
- Triangle Adoption Services 919-906-0270 Agency director Susan Brown has been working to help families complete adoptions for over twenty years. Triangle Adoption services has social workers located in multiple areas of North Carolina.
- NC Homestudies 704-258-4029 NCHS is licensed to complete home studies for families across North Carolina, and they also provide counseling services for families hoping to adopt.
- Christian Adoption Services 704-847-0038 Along with providing home studies and other adoption services to prospective families, this agency also has a 24-hour hotline for pregnant women in need of support.
- Carolina Adoption Services 336-275-9660 Located in Greensboro, this agency is licensed to provide services to families in North and South Carolina.
Charlotte HospitalsBirth mothers should begin planning their hospital trip as their due date approaches. If you are an expecting mother and considering adoption, you will work with your adoption specialist and the professionals at your hospital to determine the kind of hospital experience you want. Below is the contact information for a few hospitals in the Charlotte area:
- Carolinas Medical Center 1000 Blythe Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28203 704-355-2000
- Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center 200 Hawthorne Lane Charlotte, NC 28204 704-384-4000
- Carolinas Healthcare System University 8800 North Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28262