Are you considering adoption in Augusta, GA and the surrounding areas? If so, here is a great guide to adoption resources for adoptive families and prospective birth mothers. American Adoptions is happy to walk anyone in the adoption triad through the Augusta infant adoption process. To get more information beyond what is listed below, please call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with an adoption specialist.
Adoption in Augusta can be an amazing thing, but the experience of the process relies heavily on the adoption professional or adoption agency that is chosen. Whether you choose a national agency like American Adoptions, or a local adoption agency like the ones listed below, be sure to do your research. Make sure that the adoption agency or adoption professional you choose in Augusta, GA will be able to meet all your needs with the services they offer, from providing an adoption attorney, to mediation resources, to post-placement support.
Becoming a foster parent can be a rewarding experience. Not only do you receive the benefits of growing your family, but you also get to change the stars of a child’s life. While American Adoptions doesn’t work with foster adoptions, there are plenty of providers in Augusta who do handle foster adoptions. Please keep in mind that there are state guidelines for age and licensing requirements to become a foster parent. Here is a list of local agencies and resources to complete a foster adoption in Augusta, GA:
A home study in an Augusta adoption serves multiple purposes. A home study is done before an adoptive family will be approved for adoption to assess the readiness and commitment of the prospective adoptive family regarding their choice for adoption. It is crucial that a licensed home study provider assesses the family, and American Adoptions is happy to refer adoptive couples to a trusted Augusta home study professional. Here are a few other local and licensed home study providers:
Birth mothers know better than most how scary an unplanned pregnancy can be. One of the most important decisions a potential birth mother makes is where to deliver her baby. The hospital she chooses to deliver at, and the doctor who will be present during the delivery, should agree to respect a birth mother’s hospital/birth plan before labor occurs. A hospital plan will be created by the prospective birth mother stating what she wants to happen at the birth of the baby and how placement will occur with the adoptive family.
American Adoptions can facilitate creating the hospital/birth plan and help a birth mother to communicate her wishes to the prospective adoptive couple she has chosen. Here is a list of a few hospitals in the Augusta, GA area:
There are legal requirements when it comes to choosing adoption for both the birth parents and the adoptive parents. Beyond the stipulations of the home study, and how rights are to be voluntarily or involuntarily terminated, there are laws requiring an adoption hearing to finalize the adoption. Court will be held in the county in which the birth mother resides. Here are the local county courts for Augusta and the surrounding areas:
Perhaps you are an adoptive family who wants to spend some time with your child’s potential birth mother. Or you are an adoptive couple visiting Augusta while waiting for the adoption process to go through. Whatever you are waiting for in Augusta, GA, you might as well have some fun and enjoy yourself. Doing activities with your birth mother, and vice versa, is a great way for all parties in the adoption to connect, bond, and get to know one another. Here are a few sites to visit in Augusta and the surrounding areas:
American Adoptions is a great resource for potential adoptive families and prospective birth mothers in Augusta. Spend some time reading through online articles, blogs, and statistics, and feel free to contact American Adoptions any time to learn about what the adoption process entails.
Once the decision for adoption has been made, American Adoptions can offer all of the support, resources, and adoption services you need. Call American Adoptions today if you have further questions, want to get the Augusta adoption process started, or if you are still considering adoption in Augusta at 1-800-ADOPTION.
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