Whether you’re a hopeful adoptive parent or a pregnant woman thinking about adoption for her baby, finding resources specific to adoption in Hartford can be difficult. Since adoption laws change from state to state, it can be invaluable to know what resources are local to you. With that in mind, then, we’ve compiled this guide of sources specific to Hartford adoption.
As a national, full-service adoption agency, American Adoptions is more than capable of meeting all of your Hartford adoption needs. From providing free counseling to pregnant women considering their unplanned pregnancy options to facilitating post-placement contact between birth parents and adoptive parents, we do it all. If, however, you wish to research other agencies in the area, you do have options:
In any adoption situation, all parties will need to be presented by an attorney to ensure that the proceedings are both ethical and legal. If you work with American Adoptions, you’ll be provided with your own trusted adoption attorney. If you don’t, you may want to begin contacting the following Hartford law firms:
As a private domestic adoption agency, American Adoptions isn’t affiliated with the foster care system in Hartford. However, it’s a cause that’s very near and dear to us. If you think you may be interested in foster parenting or adopting from foster care, please contact Downey Side.
Before a family can adopt a child, they must first undergo an adoption home study. This is essentially an assessment of their readiness to adopt and includes three different stages: a home inspection, a documentation phase that includes background checks, and interviews with each family member living in the home. Bridgeport families will want to consider the following home study agencies:
At American Adoptions, we work specifically within the United States. However, if you’re interested in adopting from another country, the following agencies work with families in Hartford:
If you’re a pregnant woman considering adoption in Hartford, your adoption specialist will help you to devise a hospital plan, which is more detailed than a standard birthing plan. You’ll consider things like your delivery method, but you’ll also have to decide who you want in the delivery room, whether you want time alone with your baby, whether the adoptive parents should be present, and more.
If you’re an adoptive family traveling from out of town to complete a Hartford adoption, you can expect to meet your newest family member in one of the following hospitals:
Before a Hartford adoption is complete, an adoptive family must undergo a finalization hearing. This is when a judge reviews an adoption case to ensure that everything was completed legally and that the adoption is indeed in the child’s best interests. For Hartford families, the adoption finalization hearing will take place in the Hartford Judicial District.
If you travel from out of state to complete an adoption in Hartford, you may be required to stick around while interstate laws are met. If this is the case, don’t feel like you have to sit around and wait until you’re allowed to leave. Get out and explore Hartford’s many tourist attractions!
For more information about adoption in Hartford, please contact American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION.
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