As a prospective adoptive or birth parent in Eugene, you likely have many questions about how to adopt or place a baby for adoption in Oregon. Fortunately, there are plenty of local adoption professionals available to assist you through the adoption process and answer any questions you might have about adoption in Eugene.
Visit our How to Adopt in Oregon page to learn more about adoption throughout the state.
Eugene Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals
One of the first steps in the adoption process is to choose an adoption professional. Adoption professionals, such as agencies or attorneys, work with expectant mothers and adoptive parents to complete the adoption from start to finish.
Some prospective birth parents and adoptive families prefer to work with local agencies. The following adoption professionals are located in Eugene and have experience completing local adoptions:
- Open Adoption & Family Services
- Holt International
- Timothy F. Brewer, Attorney at Law
- Peggy A. Bond, Attorney at Law
How to Become a Foster Parent in Eugene
To become a foster parent or adopt a foster child in Eugene, you must meet certain state requirements. In addition to completing a home study, prospective foster parents must be at least 21 years old and be financially able to support themselves and a child.
More information about becoming a foster parent in Oregon is available on our state page or through the following foster agencies and resources:
- Oregon Community Programs
- Foster and Adoptive Parent Association of Lane County
- Embrace Oregon
- Lane County Foster Care
Home Study Providers in Eugene
Whether you’re growing your family through private adoption or foster care, the home study is one of the most important parts of the process for prospective parents. The Oregon home study includes a series of interviews, home visits, criminal records checks and more.
It is important to choose the right professional to complete your adoption home study and ensure it complies with all state laws and requirements. To get started, contact a licensed home study provider in your area:
- All God’s Children
All God’s Children International is licensed to perform home studies in Oregon for families adopting through any adoption agency.
- Holt International
Holt International provides home study and post-placement services for families in Oregon.
- Christian Family Adoptions
Christian Family Adoptions offers home study and post-placement services for independent adoptions, infant adoptions and state foster care adoption programs in Oregon.
Hospitals in Eugene
One of the most emotional parts of the adoption process, both for birth parents and adoptive families, is the time spent in the hospital when the baby is born. It is entirely up to the birth mother to decide how she would like her hospital stay to go.
If you are making an adoption plan for your baby, you will work with your adoption professional and your delivery hospital to ensure everything happens exactly as you want it to. When you are ready to begin creating your hospital plan, here are some Eugene area hospitals that may be able to assist you:
- PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center
3333 Riverbend Drive
Springfield, OR 97477
- Women’s Care at Country Club
590 Country Club Parkway, Suite B
Eugene, OR 97401
- McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center
1460 G Street
Springfield, OR 97477
Adoption Laws and Qualifications
Adoptive and birth parents in Eugene often have questions about local adoption laws and regulations. Eugene adoptions are regulated by state adoption laws. The following provides an overview of the types of statutes impacting birth parents and adoptive families in Eugene.
Adoption Laws for Birth Parents
Consent is one of the most important aspects of the legal adoption process for prospective birth parents. According to Oregon law, consent must be given in writing and attested to by the court or another authorized person. More information about the rules and regulations of executing consent in Oregon is available on our state information page.
Laws for Adoptive Families
State laws impact many aspects of the adoption process for adoptive families, from the types of adoption professionals they can work with to the adoption expenses they can pay. This information, along with other Oregon adoption laws and home study information, can be found here.
At the end of the adoption process, every adoption must be legally finalized in court. If you are adopting in Eugene, Oregon, find information about finalizing your adoption in Lane County.
Things to do in Eugene
If you are adopting a child from the Eugene area, you may find yourself spending some time in the city, either visiting prospective birth parents or waiting for ICPC clearances. Here are some fun local attractions to visit if you are looking for ways to spend your time in Eugene: