As a San Diegan pursuing adoption, it can be hard to find resources that are dedicated specifically to your location. It can be hard to understand the adoption process when an article is written in another state, especially since adoption laws change across state lines. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of resources specifically designed to help you learn about adoption in San Diego.
As a full service national adoption agency, we’re a little partial to our own services at American Adoptions. These range from counseling pregnant women to helping birth parents and adoptive parents communicate after a baby is placed. We can provide all of these services and more to expectant mothers and hopeful parents pursuing adoption in San Diego.
However, San Diego does have other adoption professionals to choose from, as well:
Attorneys are an important part of the adoption process, both for pregnant women and adoptive parents. You’ll want to work with a trusted professional who makes sure you understand each part of the legal process. In San Diego, you may work with:
American Adoptions doesn’t complete adoptions from the foster care system, but we’re happy to point you in the direction of people who do. If you’re interested in foster parenting or adopting from foster care in San Diego, contact any of the following professionals:
Before a couple is eligible to adopt in San Diego, they must complete a home study. This ensures that everyone in their home is ready for adoption as well as checking to make sure the house is prepared for an infant. In San Diego, your home study provider may be:
If you’re interested in pursuing an international adoption in San Diego, your first task is to decide what country you’d like to adopt from. Once that’s done, you can begin talking to the following adoption agencies:
If you’re a prospective birth mother living in San Diego, or if you’re hopeful parents traveling from out of town to pursue a San Diego adoption, you can expect to travel to one of the following locations to meet your baby:
To legally finalize an adoption in San Diego, adoptive parents will have a finalization hearing at the San Diego County Court.
If you’re traveling from out of town for a San Diego adoption, you’re in luck. The area is rich with culture and tourist attractions. Don’t forget to incorporate a few of these sites into your trip!
To learn more about adoption in San Diego or to discuss your options with a social worker, call 1-800-ADOPTION for free, unbiased advice.
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