If you’re interested in pursuing adoption in Little Rock, it can be intimidating to start the research process. There’s so much information out there, and so little of it pertains specifically to your Little Rock adoptions. To that end, we’ve compiled a little cheat sheet to get you started in your search for information.
As a full service adoption agency, we’re obviously a little partial when it comes to adoption professionals. At American Adoptions, we provide every adoption service you need, from education and counseling for pregnant women to home studies for adoptive parents. However, if you’re interested in looking at other Little Rock adoption agencies, you could try:
You’ll need a trusted attorney to help you through the legal aspects of an adoption. A few Little Rock law firms who have adoption experience are:
Note that if you work with American Adoptions to complete your adoption in Little Rock, an attorney’s services will be coordinated for you; you won’t have to hire your own attorney separately.
At American Adoptions, we specialize in private domestic adoptions. However, we’re more than willing to point you in the direction of foster care agencies if you’re more interested in foster parenting or adopting from the foster care system. A few options in Little Rock are:
At American Adoptions, we complete home studies for all of our adoptive families, so you won’t need to worry about finding another adoption professional to complete your adoption home study in Little Rock. In addition, we can provide home study services to Arkansas families pursuing placement with another adoption professional.
If you would rather adopt internationally, Little Rock has a few professionals who may be able to help you in this regard as well:
As a prospective birth mother going into labor in Little Rock, you’ll most likely go to one of these hospitals. As an adoptive family, you can expect to visit any of the following:
When your adoption is finally finalized by a judge, you can expect to take place in the Little Rock District Court.
If you’re traveling from out of state to pursue an adoption in Little Rock, you’ll need to stay in town for a while to comply with legal proceedings. Luckily, Little Rock has plenty to keep you entertained:
For more information about adoption in Little Rock, whether as a pregnant woman considering her options or as a family hoping to grow through adoption, please call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with an adoption professional at any time.
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