Resources for adoption in Macon are available through many agencies, including American Adoptions. Whether you are looking for an adoption professional, a hospital, or some fun things to do in the area, this is the guide for you. If you find you still have questions or need more resources, please don’t hesitate to call American Adoptions at (800) ADOPTION for support 24/7, 365 days per year.
Choosing adoption, whether as an expectant mother or adoptive couple, is a big step to take. The next decision you will make is which adoption professional to choose. Remember to do your research to find out the different processes for each agency and what resources and support they offer. Some questions you may want to ask should cover home study requirements, waiting periods, and post-placement support. Besides American Adoptions, here are some other adoption agencies that serve the area of Macon, GA:
American Adoptions does not work with foster care adoptions; however, there are other agencies in Macon that do. Foster adoption is a great way to not only expand your family, but also a great way to change a child’s life for the better. There are different requirements for a foster care adoption than for a voluntary adoption with a national or local agency, so make sure to ask the agency you are working with what they require. Every agency is a little different, and here are some agencies that serve Macon:
A home study is done for prospective adoptive families who are choosing adoption. At a minimum, the social worker conducting the home study will visit the family three times and assess the readiness and commitment of the family who is choosing to adopt. Home studies not only benefit birth parents by knowing their children who are placed for adoption will be safe and secure, but home studies also give the adoptive family a chance to really think about their adoption decision. American Adoptions can refer you to agencies that provide home studies for adoptions in Macon, including these providers:
A prospective birth mother who has chosen adoption after learning of an unplanned pregnancy may feel scared. It is the responsibility of the adoption professional she is working with to help explain the adoption process and prepare her adequately for birth and placement. One of the ways that an adoption professional, like American Adoptions, will do this is by helping a birth mother create a hospital and birthing plan. The hospital plan outlines the birth mother’s wishes for the birth of her child, and for the child’s placement with the adoptive family she has chosen. This plan will be shared with her doctor, the adoptive couple, and anyone else positively invested in the birth of the child. Here are a few hospitals serving Macon, GA that a birth mother can choose for her labor and delivery:
Adoptive families can expect to have the adoption hearing in the county court where the birth mother lives. The adoption proceedings will include termination of parental rights for the birth parents, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, giving legal rights to the adoptive parents, and finalizing the adoption permanently. Here are links to the different county court websites in Macon, GA, and the surrounding areas:
A Macon adoption may mean spending some time in the area waiting for legal processes to be completed or bonding with birth mother. Whatever the reason for your time in Macon, GA, there are some great things to do. Here are some sites and activities to enjoy during your adoption in Macon:
American Adoptions serves prospective birth parents and adoptive families completing adoptions in Macon. Remember that adoption, when it is the right decision, can be a beautiful thing. The relationships formed within the adoption triad can be incredibly rewarding. If you are considering an adoption in Macon, GA, as a potential birth parent or adoptive parent, please call 1-800-ADOPTION to be connected to an adoption specialist.
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