Highlands Adoption and Maternity

Highlands Adoption and Maternity Services, established in 1966, is a Christ-centered ministry dedicated to bringing hope and healing to women facing unplanned pregnancies and services to families looking to expand through adoption.

Highlands has been a part of more than 3,000 adoptions in its lifetime and continues to advance its services to serve 21st century culture and needs.

Highlands Maternity Home
for Minors

Highlands Maternity Home for minors provides residential services in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Highlands Maternity Home offers prenatal care, new-parent coaching and training to teen moms, and an atmosphere of healing on the Hillcrest campus of COMPACT Family Services Agency. Highlands Maternity Home has helped more than 3,000 young women across the country by providing a loving Christian home and program that leads them through brokenness and towards a bright future. Our Christian living environment offers the remedy to fear and anxiety. At Highlands, young women are given the love and support needed for a new start.

If you’d like more information, or would like an application to the program, please call our Arkansas office at (501) 262-1660.

COMPACT’s Highlands Adoption and Maternity Services established in 1966, is a Christ-centered ministry dedicated to bringing hope and healing to women facing unplanned pregnancies. It serves families looking to expand through adoption.

Highlands has facilitated more than 3,000 adoptions in its existence and continues to advance its services for 21st Century culture and needs.

Highlands originated and operated in Kansas City until 2006 when it relocated to Hot Springs, Arkansas on the Hillcrest campus. In October 2018, Highlands reopened adoption and maternity services in Springfield, Missouri. It continues the important residential Highlands Maternity Home for Minors on the Hillcrest campus.

Based from COMPACT’s Springfield, MO office, Highlands Adoption and Maternity Services has a growth plan for comprehensive adoptive services and Christ-centered wrap-around care to young ladies and women facing unplanned pregnancies. Today, Highlands Adoption and Maternity Services offers matching and consultation services to adoptive couples and birth mothers who are considering making an adoption plan.

Subsequently, Highlands Adoption and Maternity Services will expand to offer a la carte services and full-service adoption packages to adoptive couples to include home studies and post placement visits.

As part of its commitment to bringing hope and healing to young ladies and women facing unplanned pregnancies, Highlands Adoption and Maternity Services will also offer CompaCare wrap-around services to birth mothers in community-based homes.

HIGHLANDS MATERNITY HOME for MINORS at HILLCREST

Highlands Maternity Home for minors provides residential services in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Highlands Maternity Home offers prenatal care, new-parent coaching and training to teen moms, and an atmosphere of healing on the Hillcrest campus of COMPACT Family Services Agency.

Highlands Maternity Home provides a loving Christian home and program for young ladies in need. Highlands helps lead them beyond brokenness and towards a bright future.

The Christian living environment offers remedy to fear and anxiety and continues to advance services to serve 21st century needs. At Highlands, young women are given the love and support needed for a new start.

For information about Highlands and how you can partner to support, visit our website at COMPACT.Family.

Highlands Adoption and Maternity Services

Highlands Adoption and Maternity Services has a growth plan for comprehensive adoptive services and Christ-centered wrap-around care to young ladies and women facing unplanned pregnancies.

Today, Highlands Adoption and Maternity Services offers matching and consultation services to adoptive couples and birth mothers who are considering making an adoption plan.

Subsequently, Highlands Adoption and Maternity Services will expand to offer a la carte services and full-service adoption packages to adoptive couples to include home studies, post placement visits, etc.

As part of its commitment to bringing hope and healing to young ladies and women facing unplanned pregnancies, Highlands Adoption and Maternity Services will also offer CompaCare wrap-around services to birth mothers in its community based homes.

If you would like more information about Highlands Adoption and Maternity Services,
please call our Missouri office at (417) 319-4070.


If you would like to financially support Highlands, please consider giving to one of the following funds:


Maternity Home General Fund(860051)

Baby Bootie (860056)

Q: Looking To Adopt?

A: Highlands Adoption and Maternity Services offers nationwide matching and consultation services for “home study ready” adoptive couples. To be home study ready means to have a completed a privately contracted domestic home study (for those wishing to adopt privately) or a state issued home study (for those wishing to adopt from foster care). To learn more about our matching and consultation services, please see “How can COMPACT help me to adopt?” All matching and consultation services are offered free of charge pending acceptance into the program. To obtain an application, please contact the Highlands Placement Director, Ashley Grant, at AGrant @ Compact.Family

Q: Pregnant And Need Help?

A: Highlands Adoption and Maternity Services offers birth mothers a range of services. If you are considering making a parenting plan for your child, online curriculum is available to help you obtain information about having a healthy pregnancy, developing skills and resources to parent your new baby, and to assist in personal and spiritual development. If you are considering making an adoption plan for your child, Highlands has several adoptive couples whom you can prayerfully consider as placement options for your baby. If an adoptive couple is chosen via Highlands, Highlands can help walk you through the entire placement process free of charge (no matter where you live).

Q: How Can Highlands Help Me To Adopt?

A: Highlands offers free matching and consultation services to home study ready adoptive couples who have completed an application and been accepted into the program. Once Highlands receives a copy of your application, your home study, and the supporting documents, you will be notified if you are accepted. If you are accepted into the program, Highlands will match adoptive couples with potential adoption possibilities from around the United States. If the birth mother chooses an adoptive couple from our Highlands approved adoptive couples list, consultation services will be offered for the duration of the adoption process to ensure as smooth a process as possible.

Q: I Have Applied To Adopt; How Can I Increase My Chances Of Being Chosen As An Adoptive Parent By A Birthmother?

A: At Highlands, our first priority is the newborn child and we want to find the best family to wrap around the child. But in order to decrease your wait time, you should prayerfully consider adopting a child who may have special needs or adverse background experiences. Additionally, there is a far greater need for adoptive couples who are willing to adopt children out of foster care than there is in the world of private domestic adoption. Highlands is able to offer its matching and consultation services for couples who are willing to adopt a child from foster care free of charge.

Q: Can I Choose To Adopt One Of The Thousands Of Children In The Foster Care System?

A: Yes! This is a huge need. Highlands is able to help connect you with children from around the United States who are anxiously waiting for a forever family.

Q: Can I Adopt A Child From Overseas?

A: Highlands does not currently perform international adoptions, but it is our intention to upgrade our licensing in the near future to be able to be approved as a Hague Convention placement agency! Please continue to check back for updates in the future.

Q: What Kind Of Home Study Do I Need?

A: The type of home study required is dependent on the type of adoption in which you wish to participate. For private domestic adoptions, you will need a private domestic home study completed by an agency or other professional in your area. For adoptions from foster care, you will need to contact your local Children’s Division office (or its local equivalent) for them to complete your adoption home study. Training hours will be required.

Q: What Is The Average Cost Of An Adoption?

A: Private domestic adoptions vary in price but will range between $25,000-$50,000. The most expensive costs incurred will come from the home study completion, legal fees, travel expenses, and birthmother expenses. Many grants, loans, and fundraising options are available to prospective adoptive parents and are readily available to research via the internet. When adopting from foster care, there is no cost. Training hours will be required before your home study is completed, and potential costs could be incurred if you must travel or obtain legal counsel for cross-state transportation of children.

Q: What Is The Average Wait Time To Be Matched With An Adoptable Child?

A: There is no “average wait time” for being matched as an adoptive couple. The more open you are to take in minority children, older children or children with special needs, the more options you will have for matching. In all matching situations, placement is not guaranteed. In the case of private adoptions, birth mothers will have a say in selecting the adoptive couple with whom they choose to place their child. In the foster care realm, there is often a team of professionals who screen applications and select an adoptive couple from a pool of applicants. However, when adopting from foster care, you can expect to be matched much sooner than when awaiting a match for a private domestic adoption.

Q: Who Do I Contact To Begin The Process?

A: For more information, please contact Ashley Grant at AGrant@Compact.Family.