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Charleston Adoption and Foster Care Resources
If you live in Charleston, West Virginia, and are considering adoption, either as a prospective adoptive parent or as a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, you likely have questions about local adoption resources, state laws and processes. Here, find information about Charleston adoption agencies, area home study providers, and more.
Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals in CharlestonAs a prospective birth parent or adoptive family, the professional you work with will play an important role throughout the adoption process, providing adoption services and support to ensure a successful adoption. If you prefer to work with a local or regional adoption professional, consider these nearby adoption agencies:
Foster Care Professionals in CharlestonFoster care is a state program, and the requirements and process to become a foster parent are regulated by West Virginia laws. In Charleston, prospective foster parents must be at least 21 years old, complete a home study, training course and more. You can learn more about foster care and foster-to-adopt placements through our state adoption page or by following the links below: Bureau for Children and Families.
Home Study Providers in CharlestonWhether you choose to pursue a private infant adoption or foster care in Charleston, you will be required to complete the West Virginia home study process. Every home study completed in West Virginia must be completed by a legally qualified home study provider. To get started on your adoption or foster care home study, contact one of these nearby professionals:
- Opt to Adopt, LLC 304-657-3304 Brenda Pizatella, ACSW is the founder of Opt to Adopt and provides services for international and domestic adoptions in the form of consultations, home study preparation and pre- and post-placement reports.
- Children’s Home Society of West Virginia 304-345-3894 As a licensed child-placing agency in West Virginia, the Children’s Home Society provides assessment services including orientation and training and a complete home study.
Hospitals in CharlestonAs her due date approaches, it is up to the expectant mother to create a hospital plan for her stay. If you are pregnant and considering adoption for your baby, you will have the opportunity to make many decisions about your labor and delivery process. When you are ready to start making your hospital plan, your adoption agency will communicate with your delivery hospital to ensure everything goes according to your wishes. As you consider your hospital plan, learn more about some hospitals in the Charleston area:
- CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital 800 Pennsylvania Ave. Charleston, WV 25302 304-388-5432
- Thomas Memorial Hospital 4605 Maccorkle Ave. SW South Charleston, WV 25309 304-766-3600