Since American Adoptions is a national agency located nearby, we’re more than happy to help you complete an adoption in Columbia. Our services are aplenty, but a few notable ones are:
Providing pregnant women with counseling and access to educational resources to help them during their pregnancies
Helping families make sure they’re completely ready to pursue adoption
Providing matching services so that birth parents and adoptive parents alike can find the right fit
Helping pregnant women receive financial assistance and support throughout the adoption process
Providing home study services
Providing post-placement services for both birth parents and adoptive families
For more information about how American Adoptions can help you pursue a Columbia adoption, call 1-800-ADOPTION.
As you advance in the adoption process, you’ll need an attorney to help you navigate the legal aspects. A few adoption attorneys in the Columbia area are:
If you work with American Adoptions throughout the adoption process, your legal counsel will be coordinated for you by your adoption specialist — so you won’t need to worry about contacting a Columbia adoption attorney independently.
American Adoptions primarily helps couples interested in private domestic adoption, but if you’re interested in foster parenting, here are a few Columbia resources:
Since American Adoptions is a full-service adoption agency, we’re licensed to provide home studies in the state of Missouri. This service is included in your adoption budget, making your adoption preparation as seamless as possible. If necessary, another Missouri home study provider is All Blessings International.
If you’re a Columbia couple who would prefer to adopt from overseas, there are a few agencies in your area that may be able to help. Keep in mind that different agencies work with different countries, so choosing where you’d like to adopt from before choosing an agency may be helpful.
One of the most emotional days for prospective birth mothers and adoptive families is the day when they get to meet their child in the hospital. If you’re pursuing adoption in Columbia, you can expect this event to take place at one of the following locations:
If you’re completing an adoption in Columbia, your finalization hearing will take place in the 13th Judicial Circuit of Missouri, which serves Boone and Callaway Counties. This is the day you’ve been waiting for when your child legally becomes yours, so remember to bring a camera!
Columbia, Missouri, is a relatively small town whose main attraction is the state’s flagship university, the University of Missouri. However, this doesn’t mean you have to be a college kid to have fun. If you’ve got some time to kill in Columbia while you wait for adoption proceedings, don’t miss the following attractions:
For more information about adopting in Columbia, call 1-800-ADOPTION.
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