Whether you are interested in adoption as an expectant mother or a prospective adoptive parent in Gresham, Oregon, the following information will tell you everything you need to know about the adoption process.
Read on for more information about local adoption and foster care professionals, home study providers and other Gresham adoption and foster care services. For more information about state adoption laws, resources and processes, visit our Adoption in Oregon page.
Gresham Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals
Pregnant women and adoptive families have many options when choosing an adoption professional, from national agencies to adoption attorneys.
If you are interested in working with an adoption professional in the Gresham area, here are some local adoption professionals near you:
Find more adoption professionals, along with other adoption information, on our Oregon adoption page.
Gresham Foster Care Resources
The process and requirements to become a foster parent are determined by state laws. In Oregon, a prospective foster parent should complete the home study and meet certain age and financial requirements.
The professionals and resources below can provide additional information about becoming a foster parent in Gresham:
Home Study Providers in Gresham
The home study is an important part of the adoption and foster care process in Gresham. The Oregon home study is an assessment of prospective parents that ensures they are ready to add to their family through adoption.
Information about the Oregon home study is included on our Oregon adoption page. To begin the home study process, contact a qualified professional near you:
- 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.
Visit 1800HomeStudy.com to learn more about Oregon home study providers.
Hospitals in Gresham
As an expectant mother making an adoption plan, you will have an opportunity to plan your hospital stay as your due date approaches. This plan will outline how you want the labor and delivery to go and who you want to share the experience with.
Your adoption professional will work with you, the adoptive family and the delivery hospital to ensure everyone is aware of your hospital plan when the big day comes. Here are some Gresham area hospitals that you may be working with:
- Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center
24800 SE Stark Street
Gresham, OR 97030
- Providence Medical Group – Gresham
440 NW Division Street
Gresham, OR 97030
You may be able to find additional maternity hospitals, as well as other adoption and foster care resources, in nearby Portland, Oregon.
Adoption Laws and Qualifications
Adoption is a legal process, and couples and individuals considering adoption should work closely with an adoption professional to understand Oregon adoption laws and qualifications. Read on to learn more about adoption requirements for birth parents and adoptive families in Gresham and throughout the state.
For Birth Parents
To legally complete an adoption, birth parents must sign paperwork relinquishing their parental rights after the child is born. Information about executing consent, along with other birth parent rights and legal responsibilities, is available on our Adoption in Oregon page.
For Adoptive Families
Prospective parents in Oregon must meet certain state criteria and follow laws regulating adoption finalization, adoption expenses and more. Information about these and other adoption and foster care laws is available here.
Before an adoption is legally complete, it must be finalized in court. Your adoption attorney will work with you to ensure your adoption is finalized legally. To finalize an adoption in the Gresham area, find additional information for Multnomah County.
Things to Do in Gresham
If you are adopting from out of state, you will be required to stay in Oregon for a week or two until your ICPC paperwork is processed. If you find yourself waiting for ICPC approval or visiting prospective birth parents in the Gresham area, here are some local attractions to keep you busy during your stay: