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Huntington Adoption and Foster Care Resources
For adoptive families and expectant mothers alike, adoption can be a long process that requires a great deal of preparation and professional guidance. If you are in the Huntington area and are wondering how to begin the adoption process, find the information and professionals you need below.
Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals in HuntingtonOne of the first steps in adoption is choosing a professional to help you through each step of the process. Some couples and individuals prefer to work with local adoption agencies and attorneys. Below, you can find a list of Huntington adoption agencies and other adoption professionals: West Virginia adoption information.
Foster Care Professionals in HuntingtonIf you are looking to adopt an older child or provide temporary care to children in need, you may consider foster care. To become a foster parent in the state of West Virginia, you must be at least 21 years old and a resident of the state. More information about foster care in Huntington is available on our Adoption in West Virginia page and by following the links below: Bureau for Children and Families.
Home Study Providers in HuntingtonDuring a home study, a legally qualified professional will conduct background checks, a home inspection, and a series of interviews to ensure that you and your home are ready to welcome a new child. This is one of the most important steps of the adoption and foster care process, as it signifies that you are officially ready to adopt. When you are ready to begin the West Virginia home study, contact a home study provider near you:
- 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 HuntingtonAs an expectant mother making an adoption plan, you will have the opportunity to plan your hospital stay when the baby arrives. Your hospital plan will determine who you see in the delivery room, how much time you will spend with the adoptive family, and more. When you are ready to start making your hospital plan, your adoption agency will communicate with your delivery hospital to ensure everything toes according to your wishes. As you consider your hospital plan, learn more about some hospitals in the Huntington area:
- Cabell Huntington Hospital 1340 Hal Greer Boulevard Huntington, WV 25701 304-526-2000
- St. Mary’s Medical Center 2900 First Avenue Huntington, WV 25702 304-526-1234