Researching adoption in Fresno can be difficult; there aren’t many resources dedicated specifically to adoption in the city. And while it’s great to learn about the overall process across the nation, sometimes it’s necessary to know what’s nearby for you to work with. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of Fresno adoption resources to help you in your quest for adoption information.
As an adoption agency ourselves, we’re pretty partial to the services we offer at American Adoptions. We do everything from counseling pregnant women to helping birth parents and adoptive parents work on their relationships for years after adoption. However, Fresno does have other adoption professionals:
If you pursue an adoption in Fresno, you’ll want to work with a trusted attorney who’ll make sure you understand what’s happening along the way. In Fresno, you may work with:
While we don’t work to complete foster care adoptions, we’re more than happy to connect you with people who do. If you’re interested in foster parenting or adopting from foster care in Fresno, contact any of the following professionals:
Before an adoptive family can actively begin looking for matches, they must undergo a home study. This is an assessment of both their family and their home to ensure they’re ready to add a child into the mix. In Fresno, you may work with one of the following home study providers:
If you’re interested in pursuing an international adoption in Fresno, you’ll first want to determine which country you’d like to adopt from. When that’s decided, contact one of the following agencies who works to complete adoptions in that country:
If you’re adopting from a pregnant woman in Fresno, you’ll need to travel to her when she goes into labor. You can expect to meet your child at one of the following locations:
To legally finalize your adoption in Fresno, you’ll meet with a judge at Family Court Services. Don’t forget to bring a camera!
If you travel to Fresno to adopt, don’t feel like you have to sit in your hotel room while the legal technicalities are worked out. Take advantage of the area’s beautiful tourist attractions!
Still interested in adoption in Fresno? Call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with a licensed social worker and learn more.
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