Whether you’re a pregnant woman considering her unplanned pregnancy options or a family hoping to adopt, finding resources that are specific to adoption in Bridgeport can be tough. Since adoption laws vary by state, it can be helpful to know the help you have in your exact area. With that in mind, we’ve created the following cheat sheet for Bridgeport adoption resources.
As a national, full-service adoption agency, American Adoptions offers every necessary service to complete an adoption in Bridgeport. This includes everything from counseling pregnant women to helping birth parents, adoptive parents and adoptees communicate after placement. For more information about adoption in Bridgeport or to start the process, please contact American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION.
In every adoption, an attorney will be necessary to ensure that all laws are adhered to. If you work with American Adoptions, you’ll be connected with a trusted adoption attorney near you. If not, you may want to begin reaching out to the following lawyers:
As a private domestic adoption agency, American Adoptions isn’t involved with Connecticut’s foster care system. However, it’s a cause that’s still very near and dear to our hearts. If you think you may be interested in adopting from foster care or becoming a foster parent, please reach out to one of the following foster care agencies near Bridgeport:
Before a family can pursue adoption, they must complete a home study in the state of Connecticut. A home study is essentially an assessment of your readiness to adopt and includes three phases: a home inspection, interviews with each member of the family and a documentation phase that includes background checks. It doesn’t, however, have to be an intimidating process. Remember, the following Bridgeport adoption home study providers are there to help you grow your family!
As we stated above, American Adoptions is a private domestic adoption agency. This means that we only complete adoptions that occur within the United States. However, Bridgeport does have some nearby international adoption agencies if you’re interested in adopting from a different country:
If you’re a pregnant woman making an adoption plan for your baby, you’ll work with your adoption specialist to create a hospital plan as well. This is when you determine exactly how you want the day of your child’s birth to go — who will be in the room, whether you want time alone with your baby, whether the adoptive parents should be present, etc. Remember, this day is completely about you and what you’re most comfortable with.
If you’re an adoptive family adopting from a woman who lives in Bridgeport, you can expect to meet the newest member of your family in one of the following locations:
Before an adoption in Bridgeport is finished, the adoptive family must attend a finalization hearing. This is when a judge hears your adoption case and, assuming that everything was completed ethically and legally, grants you permanent custody of your child. In Bridgeport, this will take place in the Fairfield Judicial District.
If you travel from out of state to adopt in Bridgeport, you may have to stick around as interstate laws are adhered to. However, this doesn’t mean you’re forced to sit around and wait in your hotel room. Get out there and enjoy what Bridgeport has to offer!
For more information about adoption in Bridgeport, please contact American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION.
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