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 Memphis 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 Tennessee page.
Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals in Memphis
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 Memphis area professionals can provide the information and services you need through every step of the adoption process:
Become a Foster Parent in Memphis
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 Memphis:
Memphis Home Study Services
Every adoptive family in Memphis must complete the Tennessee 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 Tennessee Adoption page. The following home study providers can provide additional information about completing the home study in your state:
- Options 4 Adoption, Inc.
Options 4 Adoption is licensed in the state of Tennessee as a nonprofit child-placing agency that offers home studies for domestic and international adoptions, post-placement supervision and home study updates.
- Adoption Promises
Adoption Promises has served all of Tennessee for over 12 years, offering domestic and international home studies, post-placement supervision and home study updates.
- Adoption Assistance
Adoption Assistance is a Kentucky and Tennessee licensed nonprofit adoption agency providing home studies for domestic and international adoptions, adoption training, post-placement services and home investigations for independent adoptions.
- New Beginnings International Children’s & Family Services
New Beginnings provides quality, professional domestic and international home study services for adoptive parents in Tennessee.
Visit 1800HomeStudy.com to learn more about Tennessee home study providers.
Hospitals in Memphis
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 some Memphis maternity hospitals below:
- Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women
6225 Humphreys Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38120
- Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital
7691 Poplar Ave.
Germantown, TN 38138
- Saint Francis Hospital – Memphis
5959 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN 38119
- Methodist South Hospital
1300 Wesley Dr.
Memphis, TN 38116
Adoption Laws and Qualifications
Prospective birth parents and adoptive families in Memphis are often interested in Tennessee adoption laws, qualifications and processes.
For detailed information about adoption laws in Memphis and throughout the state, visit our Tennessee 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 Memphis, you can learn about adoption consent, relinquishment and birth father rights in Tennessee here.
Laws for Adoptive Parents:
All prospective adoptive parents in Tennessee must meet certain requirements to adopt, complete a Tennessee home study and follow all laws regulating adoption expenses, advertising, and more. More information about the legal adoption process in Tennessee 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 Memphis, Tennessee, find additional information for your county below:
- Chester County
- Crockett County
- Dyer County
- Fayette County
- Gibson County
- Hardeman County
- Haywood County
- Lake County
- Madison County
- McNairy County
- Obion County
- Shelby County
- Tipton County
- Weakley County
Things to do in Memphis
There are many things to do and see in the Memphis area. If your adoption plans bring you to Memphis, either to meet with prospective birth parents or to wait for ICPC clearances, consider visiting the following attractions during your stay: