Adoption laws vary by state, which means that having access to adoption resources specific to your area can be invaluable in the adoption process. Sometimes, though, those can be hard to find. With this in mind, we’ve created a cheat sheet of sorts for Stamford adoptions.
As a national, full-service adoption agency, American Adoptions is more than qualified to complete an adoption in Stamford. We do it all, from counseling pregnant women about their unplanned pregnancy options to providing support for women and families after adoption. If, however, you wish to research other agencies in the area, here are a few places to start:
Each party in an adoption will need an attorney to represent their interests. If you work with American Adoptions, you’ll be provided with a trusted lawyer. If not, you may want to begin reaching out to the following law firms:
As a private domestic adoption agency, American Adoptions doesn’t work with Connecticut’s foster care system. However, if you are interested in foster parenting or adopting from foster care, please don’t hesitate to contact one of the following agencies:
Before anyone can adopt in Connecticut, they must undergo an adoption home study, which involves a home inspection, background checks, and interviews with each family member living in the home. If you live in Stamford, you can expect to work with one of the following professionals:
American Adoptions works only within domestic adoptions, but Stamford families can certainly adopt from other countries, too. If this is something that interests you, please contact one of the following international adoption agencies:
If you’re a pregnant woman considering adoption in Stamford, you’ll work with your adoption specialist to create a hospital plan. This is like a standard birthing plan with additional details, such as whether or not the adoptive parents should be present on the day you give birth and whether or not you want time alone with your baby.
If you’re an adoptive family traveling from out of town to adopt in Stamford, you can expect to meet your baby in one of the following locations:
Before an adoption is complete, the adoptive family must undergo a finalization hearing. This gives a Connecticut judge the chance to review the proceedings, determine that adoption is indeed in the child’s best interests, and grant permanent custody. In Stamford, a finalization hearing will take place in the Fairfield Superior Court.
If you travel from out of town to adopt in Stamford, you’ll probably be required to stick around for a few days in compliance with interstate adoption regulations. If this is the case, don’t hesitate to get out there and enjoy what the area has to offer!
For more information about adoption in Stamford, please contact American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION.
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