Whether you are considering adoption as a prospective adoptive parent or expectant mother in Green Bay, there are many local adoption and foster care resources available to you.
Read on to learn more about Green Bay adoption and foster care agencies, home study professionals and other local adoption and foster care services. To learn more about adoption laws, processes and qualifications throughout the state, visit our Wisconsin adoption page.
Green Bay Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals
Your adoption professional can provide the services and support you need throughout the adoption process. There are many adoption professionals to choose from, including national and local adoption agencies and adoption attorneys.
For some adoptive and birth parents, it is most convenient to work with a local adoption agency. Here are some of the local and regional agencies serving the Green Bay area:
Green Bay Foster Care Resources
To become a foster parent in Wisconsin, you must complete a home study and meet certain Wisconsin foster parent requirements.
If you need more information or if you are ready to begin the foster care or foster-to-adopt process in Green Bay, contact one of the following local agencies:
- Brown County Division of Child & Family Services
- Foundations Health & Wholeness
- Advocates for Healthy Transitional Living
If you are interested in adopting an older child from the foster care system in Green Bay, the adoption process may vary from the domestic infant adoption process. Additional information about fostering and adopting from foster care is available through the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.
Home Study Providers in Green Bay
The home study is an important part of the process to become a foster or adoptive parent in Green Bay. The Wisconsin home study evaluates prospective parents and ensures they are ready to adopt based on criminal records checks, child abuse registry checks, pre-adoptive training and more. For a detailed overview of what to expect during the home study process, visit our How to Adopt in Wisconsin page.
Your home study must be conducted by a legally qualified professional in Wisconsin. To begin the home study process, contact a provider in your area:
Near Green Bay:
- Adoption Choice
Adoption Choice Inc. is a Wisconsin licensed nonprofit child placing agency with offices in Green Bay, Milwaukee and Madison. The agency provides services for international, domestic, independent, out-of-state, relative and stepparent adoptions.
- Adoptions of Wisconsin
Adoptions of Wisconsin, Inc. (AOW) is a full-service licensed adoption agency providing services for interstate, independent, stepparent, relative and LGBT adoptions, as well as home studies for embryo adoption.
Visit 1800HomeStudy.com to learn more about Wisconsin home study providers.
Hospitals in Green Bay
One of the most exciting steps in the adoption process is the arrival of the baby. If you are an expectant mother considering adoption, you will have control over your hospital plan, including who is in the delivery room with you, how much interaction you will have with your baby, and more.
Your adoption professional can coordinate with your delivery hospital to ensure a smooth labor and delivery process. As you create your hospital plan, you may be able to work with one of the following Green Bay hospitals:
- St. Vincent Hospital
835 South Van Buren Street
Green Bay, WI 54307
- St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center
1726 Shawano Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54303
- Aurora BayCare Medical Center
2845 Greenbrier Road
Green Bay, WI 54311
- Bellin Health Kress Birthing Center
744 South Webster Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54305
Adoption Laws and Qualifications
Can I adopt in Green Bay? What are the laws for placing a baby for adoption in Green Bay? These are common questions for couples and individuals considering adoption. Adoption laws, qualifications and processes are determined by the state of Wisconsin. The following provides some information about the types of adoption laws and regulations in place in Green Bay and throughout the rest of the state.
For Birth Parents
Many expectant parents have questions about the laws, rules and process of placing a baby for adoption in Green Bay. An overview of Wisconsin laws regarding consent, relinquishment, and paternity is available here.
For Adoptive Families
If you have questions about the qualifications to adopt or foster a child, finalize an international adoption or use adoption advertisers or facilitators, visit our Wisconsin adoption page for more information.
The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization. Your adoption attorney will guide you through the finalization process and ensure your adoption is completed in accordance with all Wisconsin adoption laws. Find more information about your local court and adoption finalization in your county:
Things to Do in Green Bay
Many families adopting from Green Bay end up spending some time in the city during the adoption process. Whether you are visiting prospective birth parents or waiting for ICPC clearances, here are some attractions to visit during your stay: