Thinking about pursuing adoption in Frederick? Whether you’re a pregnant woman or a hopeful adoptive family, this is your Frederick adoption cheat sheet!
As a national adoption agency, American Adoptions can meet every need in a Frederick adoption — from counseling for prospective birth mothers to helping to facilitate contact between all parties in an adoption after it has taken place. If, however, you’d like to research other Frederick adoption professionals, you might consider the following local agencies:
If you work with American Adoptions, you’ll be provided with a trusted adoption attorney to represent your legal interests. If not, you’ll want to begin reaching out to the following Frederick adoption lawyers:
While American Adoptions works only in private adoptions, we’re still very passionate about the foster care system. If you’re interested in foster parenting or adopting from foster care, contact the Frederick County Department of Social Services.
Before an adoptive family can bring a child home, they’ll be required to have a completed adoption home study. A home study is essentially an assessment of a family’s readiness to adopt, but it’s nothing to be nervous about. Your home study provider is there to help you on the road to adoption!
When you are ready to begin the Frederick adoption home study process, contact one of the following local home study professionals:
American Adoptions only works to complete adoptions within the United States, but if you’re interested in adopting from another country, that’s also an option in Frederick with the following agencies.
If you’re a pregnant woman considering adoption for your baby, you’ll work with your adoption specialist to create a hospital plan, which includes details like whether or not you’d like the adoptive family in the delivery room or whether you’d like to nurse your baby.
If you’re an adoptive family traveling to Frederick to adopt, you can expect to visit one of the following hospitals:
Before your adoption is complete, you’ll be required to attend a finalization hearing where a judge grants a final decree of adoption. In Frederick County, this will happen in the Frederick County courthouse.
For more information about adoption in Frederick, please call 1-800-ADOPTION at any time.
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