If you live in the Hillsboro area and are considering adoption, either as a prospective adoptive parent or as a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, you are likely wondering about Oregon adoption laws, resources and processes.
Here, find the information you need about Hillsboro adoption agencies, home study providers and other local adoption and foster care services.
Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals in Hillsboro
The adoption professional you choose to work with will provide pre- and post-adoption services and help guide you through the adoption process. If you are interested in working with an adoption professional near Hillsboro, the following local professionals can help you get started:
- Journeys of the Heart Adoption
- Christian Family Adoptions
- Orphans Overseas
- Open Adoption & Family Services
Foster Care Professionals in Hillsboro
Becoming a foster parent can be a rewarding way to help children in need of temporary care. In Oregon, prospective foster parents must meet certain requirements and complete the Oregon home study.
To learn more about the requirements and process to become a foster parent in Hillsboro, contact a local foster care professional:
Home Study Providers in Hillsboro
Whether you are interested in adopting an infant through a private domestic adoption agency or becoming a foster parent in Hillsboro, you will need to complete a home study that meets Oregon state requirements. The home study ensures that your home is safe and suitable for raising a child.
When you are ready to begin the home study process, contact an Oregon home study provider 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.
Hospitals in Hillsboro
Part of the adoption process for expectant mothers is to create a hospital plan. This plan explains your wishes for your hospital stay when it is time to have the baby. You will have the opportunity to decide who you’d like to see in the delivery room, how much time you will spend with the adoptive family, and more.
As you consider your hospital plan, you can find some information about Hillsboro hospitals below:
- Tuality Healthcare Family Birth Unit
335 SE 8th Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97123
- OHSU – Marquam Hill Campus
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239
Find additional local hospitals, along with other foster care and adoption services, in nearby Portland, Oregon.
Laws and Qualifications to Adopt in Hillsboro
Adoptive and birth parents should work closely with an adoption professional to ensure their adoption follows all Oregon laws and requirements. More information about adoption laws, rules and regulations is available on our Oregon adoption information page. Here, find an overview of adoption regulations impacting adoptive and birth parents in Hillsboro.
It is important for birth parents to be aware of their rights during the adoption process, especially when it comes to consent and relinquishment. If you are making an adoption plan for your baby in Hillsboro, get the information you need about paternity, consent and more here.
For Adoptive Parents
To be eligible to adopt in Hillsboro, you must meet certain qualifications and complete the Oregon home study process. Throughout the adoption process, you must adhere to state laws regulating adoption expenses, adoption finalization, advertising and more. These laws are outlined here.
About six months after placement, your adoption must be finalized in court. You will receive information about the finalization process and your court date from your adoption professional. Find additional information about finalizing an adoption in Washington County, Oregon.
Things to do in Hillsboro
If you are traveling to Hillsboro to adopt, there are many ways to spend your time in the area. Whether you are visiting your baby’s birth parents or waiting for ICPC paperwork to be processed, here are some places to visit in Hillsboro: