Adoption services

Are you interested in learning more about adoption services in Stark County? All children have hopes of being welcomed into permanent, loving and committed families. Whether you are pregnant and exploring your options or an aspiring adoptive parent, find local resources to offer support, knowledge and assistance throughout the process.

If you are pregnant and want to know your options

Loving Choice

Providing free, confidential help and guidance to parents considering placing their child for adoption.
625 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 994-1451

Planned Parenthood: Canton Health Center

High-quality, affordable health care and education services:
  • LGBTQ+ services
  • Men’s health
  • STD testing, treatment and vaccination
  • Women’s health
2663 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44709
Phone: (330) 456-7191
Fax: (330) 456-9679
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The Pregnancy & Parenting Center

Accurate, up-to-date information and pregnancy support:
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Limited ultrasound
  • STD testing
  • First prenatal visit
  • Community referrals
  • Education and resources
  • Post-abortion counseling
4500 22nd St. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Call: (330) 455-7500
Text: (330) 961-1772

Secret Safe Place for Newborns: Mercy Medical Center ER

Confidential emergency shelter and medical care within three days of birth.
1320 Mercy Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330)-489-1000
If you want to adopt


Provide collaborative care and advocacy for people through three pillars of service: Mental Health, Addiction Recovery, and Social Support. MENTAL HEALTH Mental Health Counseling Psychiatric Services Community Supportive Psychiatric Treatment Intensive Home-Based Treatment School-Based Mental Health Counseling Rape Crisis Program Supportive Employment ADDICTION RECOVERY Detox Addiction Counseling Residential Treatment Mom+Me Recovery Addiction Prevention Driver Intervention Program Medication-Assisted Treatment SOCIAL SUPPORT Next Level Employment Hot Meal Program Homeless Shelter Childhood Resiliency Friendship Center Financial Management Assistance
625 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-0374
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pathway Caring for Children

Helping families to build trusting and lasting relationships for a lifetime:
  • Individual or group therapy
  • Support groups
  • Case management
Pathway provides short-term relief (hourly, daily, or overnight) in a foster home or community setting for adoptive families who have a child with special needs. They also offer special workshops and training, support groups, and connection to resources for adoptive parents.
4895 Dressler Rd. NW
Suite A
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 493-0083
Resources for adoptive parents

About the Children Waiting to Be Adopted

Learn more about the children waiting to be adopted in Stark County. The majority of the children are over the age of six and have experienced some level of abuse, neglect or loss.

Becoming a Foster Care or Adoptive Parent

Find eligibility requirements and answers to frequently asked questions.

Child Welfare Information Gateway Adoption Resources

Information for expectant parents considering adoption, birth parents and relatives, and prospective and adoptive parents.

Ohio Foster and Adoption Guidelines

Everything you need to know before starting the foster/adoption process in Ohio.