Since adoption laws vary by state, having someone local in your corner to help you complete the process can be invaluable, whether you’re a pregnant woman considering adoption or a family hoping to adopt a child. With this in mind, then, we’ve compiled a cheat sheet of all the resources you’ll need to complete a New Haven adoption.
As a national, full service adoption agency, American Adoptions is more than qualified to complete an adoption in New Haven. From free counseling to pregnant women to mediating contact between birth parents and adoptive parents after placement, we do it all. To speak with an adoption specialist to learn more about what adoption could look like for you, please call us at 1-800-ADOPTION.
In any adoption situation, both parties will need to be represented by an attorney. This is to make sure all laws are adhered to and that everyone completely understands their rights. If you work with American Adoptions, you’ll be provided a trusted adoption attorney. If not, you’ll want to begin researching the following New Haven law firms:
As a private adoption agency, American Adoptions isn’t affiliated with the foster care system in Connecticut. However, we love to help anyone interested in foster parenting or adopting from foster care in any way possible. If you may be interested in either of those options, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the following New Haven foster care agencies:
Before anyone is deemed eligible to adopt, they must complete a home study for adoption, which is more or less an assessment of a family’s readiness to adopt a child. A home study involves a home inspection, background checks, and interviews with each family member to ensure that everyone in the home is on board and excited about adoption. If you live in New Haven, it’s likely that you’ll work with one of the following professionals:
American Adoptions works to complete adoptions in all 50 states, but if you wish to adopt from another country, you’ll want to begin by contacting the following international adoption agencies serving New Haven:
If you’re a woman considering adoption, you’ll work your adoption specialist to create a hospital plan, which is essentially a more detailed birthing plan. You’ll decide on details like whether you’d like the adoptive parents in the room or whether you’d like time alone with your baby beforehand, so that your day can go exactly how you want it to.
If you’re an adoptive family traveling from out of town to meet your newest family member, this will most likely take place in the Yale New Haven Health system.
Before a New Haven adoption is complete, the adoptive family must go before a judge for an adoption finalization hearing. The judge will hear the adoption case, ensure that everything is in order and that the adoption is in the child’s best interests, and grant permanent custody to the adoptive parents. This hearing will take place in Geographical Area 23 at New Haven.
If you travel from out of state to complete an adoption in New Haven, you may have to stick around for a few days while interstate regulations are met. If this is the case, don’t feel like you’re stuck in your hotel room; get out and enjoy what New Haven has to offer!
For more information about adoption in New Haven, please contact American Adoption at 1-800-ADOPTION.
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