If you’re interested in adoption in San Jose, whether as a pregnant woman or a potential adoptive parent, you probably want to know everything you can about the process. It can be different to find resources specific to San Jose adoptions, so we’ve compiled a list of local resources for you to turn to in your research.
As a full service, national adoption agency, American Adoptions can provide all the services you’ll need for a domestic adoption in San Jose, from birth mother counseling to post-placement contact facilitation. There are other adoption professionals in San Jose as well:
Every adoption will require an adoption attorney at some point. If you work with American Adoptions, you’ll be connected with a trusted attorney near you. If not, there are many adoption lawyers in San Jose you can research in your search for the perfect legal representation:
American Adoptions does not complete foster care adoptions, but that doesn’t mean we don’t encourage you to research this option! Foster care adoption in San Jose can be completed by the following professionals:
Before an adoptive family can adopt, California law requires that they have a home study, which is essentially an assessment of the family and their home to make sure it’s safe for a child to join. San Jose families can contact either of the following home study providers:
American Adoptions only helps with adoptions that take place in the United States, but if you’re interested in pursuing an international adoption, there are multiple international adoption agencies in San Jose:
When a woman considering adoption goes into the hospital, it’s common for adoptive families to travel to her to be present for the birth of the child. Whether you’re an expectant mother considering adoption or an adoptive family who has matched with a pregnant woman in San Jose, you can expect to travel to one of the following locations:
For adoptive parents, the finalization hearing is one of the most exciting days in the San Jose adoption process. It’s the day that a judge approves your adoption and names you your child’s legal parents. In San Jose, this will happen in the Santa Clara County Court.
Adoptive families traveling to San Jose don’t have to sit around in their hotel room while they wait for the legal process to wrap up. San Jose has plenty of activities for visitors!
For more information about pursuing adoption in San Jose, call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with a social worker.
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