Adoption Services

Adoption

Love, nurturance, and protection have always been the birthright of children; they embody the traditions of family and community and represent hopes and dreams for the future. Adoption Resources of Jewish Family Service is dedicated to preserving this birthright by ensuring a safe and nurturing environment in which each child will grow and thrive. We have operated as a licensed, child placing agency since 1968. JFS provides:
Services for Birth Families
Services for Adoptive Families
• Parental Placement Adoption
• Agency Adoption
• International Adoption

Services for Birth Families

We offer assistance to birth families facing unplanned pregnancies. Decisions made during this time can be confusing and overwhelming. Our caring, professional staff will provide emotional support and guidance to help birth families make decisions that are in the best interest of both the family and the child.

Pregnancy counseling services are offered free of charge.

Assistance provided:
• Obtaining excellent medical care
• Choose safe living arrangements
• Dealing with financial matters
• Exploring all adoption options
• Helping you prepare for parenthood
• Helping you tell your family
• Making decisions regarding keeping the child or placing your child for adoption
• Selecting an adoptive family
• Help you cope with the decisions you have made

Services for Adoptive Families

Adoption is a life long process. The experienced professionals at Adoption Resources of Jewish Family Service are there to help prospective families prepare for and understand the developmental process that adoption entails, so that their families will thrive.

If you are considering adoption, it is important to know all of your options, opportunities, and requirements. All adoptions in Virginia require a home study (see Adoption Agency Placement). Most families starting the process do not know what kind of adoption they want to pursue. Your social worker can discuss the options available and the pros and cons of each. They include:
• Parental Placement Adoption – Where a child is identified mutually by both the adoptive parents and the prospective birth parents.
• Agency Adoption – Where a child (born in the United States) is identified by an adoption agency and placed in an adoptive home.
• International Adoption – Where a child (born in a foreign country) is identified and placed by an international adoption agency.

Contact info:
Adoption Resources of Jewish Family Service
Call: (757) 459-4640
Ask for: Debbie Mayer, Director of Clinical & Adoption Resources
Email: adoption@jfshamptonroads.org