It’s easy to learn about Detroit’s auto and music industries, but when it comes to adoption resources, local information is hard to come by. To help you in your search for Detroit adoption information, we’ve compiled this list of professionals in your area.
As a full-service national adoption agency, American Adoptions can meet all of your Detroit adoption needs. Our menu of services includes everything from birth parent counseling to matching services, but it doesn’t stop there; American Adoptions also helps its families to remain in contact after placement. However, if for some reason you wish to pursue adoption with another professional, there are a few other adoption agencies in Detroit to consider:
Every adoption situation will require the help of an attorney to ensure that everyone’s legal interests are properly represented. If you work with American Adoptions, we’ll provide you with a trusted adoption attorney, a service which is included in the fees for working with our agency. If not, you can contact the following Detroit adoption attorneys:
At American Adoptions, we specialize in private domestic adoption. However, there is a great need for families willing to foster or adopt from Detroit’s foster care system. If you are interested in helping an older child in need, you can contact any of the following Detroit foster care agencies:
In every adoption, whether it’s a private adoption of an infant or the adoption of an older child from the foster care system, you’ll be required to complete a home study first. A home study is an evaluation of your home and your family to ensure that everything is ready for the addition of a child. Home studies can be intimidating, but don’t worry — your home study provider is there to help you on your adoption journey. In Detroit, you may work with either of the following providers:
If you’re a Detroit couple hoping to pursue adoption overseas, there are professionals right here in the city that can help you to do so. Once you’ve decided what country you hope to adopt from, contact one of the following international adoption agencies:
If you’re a pregnant woman considering adoption in Detroit, your adoption specialist will help you determine a hospital plan. This will include the normal details of a birth plan — where you want to deliver, if you want pain medication, etc. — but it will have a few additional details for someone thinking about placing their baby for adoption. You’ll also need to consider who you want to have in the room, if you want time alone with your baby, if you want to interact with the adoptive parents, and more.
If you’re an adoptive family, you can expect to travel to one of these Detroit hospitals to meet your little one.
Before an adoption is complete, a judge will have to grant a final decree of adoption in an adoption finalization hearing. He or she will confirm that the birth parents had their rights terminated legally and ethically and that the adoption is in the child’s best interests. Where the hearing takes place will depend on which county you live in:
If you’re traveling from out of the state to adopt a child in Detroit, you may have to stick around for a while as interstate adoption processes are completed. However, this doesn’t mean you have to stay in your hotel room. Get out and explore what Detroit has to offer!
For more information about adoption in Detroit, contact 1-800-ADOPTION or request free information here.
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