As adoption laws and processes vary by state, finding adoption professionals who specialize in completing Rockville adoptions can be tough. With this in mind, then, we’ve created a cheat sheet for all the necessary adoption professionals in Rockville — whether you’re a hopeful adoptive family or a pregnant woman considering a Rockville adoption.
As a full-service, national adoption agency, American Adoptions is fully capable of completing an adoption in Rockville. From counseling pregnant women to helping prospective birth mothers find adoptive families to post-adoption counseling, we’re with our clients every step of the way. If, however, you’re interested in researching other adoption professionals, Rockville has a few options:
In any adoption situation, you’ll need an attorney to make sure your legal interests are represented. If you work with American Adoptions, you’ll be provided with a trusted lawyer. If not, you may begin contacting the following Rockville attorneys:
As a private agency, American Adoptions is not affiliated with Maryland’s foster care system. If, however, you think you may be interested in foster parenting or adopting from foster care, we encourage you to contact the following organizations:
Before an adoptive family can be matched with a child, they must undergo an adoption home study. A home study is essentially an assessment of a family’s readiness to adopt, so it’s understandable that it might feel a little stressful. However, any of the following adoption home study providers should be able to put you right at ease:
American Adoptions works only to complete domestic adoptions, which means adoptions that take place in the United States. However, Rockville families have local options for adopting from other countries as well:
If you are a pregnant woman considering adoption, you’ll work with your adoption specialist to create a hospital plan. This includes all the details of a normal birthing plan — how you’d like to deliver, what doctor you’re comfortable with, etc. — but it also goes into more specific planning. Do you want the adoptive family in the room? Do you want to nurse your baby? Your adoption specialist will help you determine the answers to these questions and more.
If you are an adoptive family traveling to Rockville to adopt, you can expect to meet the newest addition to your family in one of the following locations:
Before an adoption in Maryland is completed, a judge must issue a final decree of adoption. In Rockville, this finalization hearing will happen in the Montgomery County courthouse.
If you travel from out of state to adopt in Rockville, you may be required to stick around for a while as interstate laws play out. If this is the case, be sure to get out and enjoy Rockville’s many tourist attractions!
For more information about completing a Rockville adoption, please call American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION.
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