Whether your hope is to adopt a baby in Charlotte or give a baby up for adoption in Charlotte, it can be tough to find resources dedicated specifically to your city. With this in mind, we at American Adoptions have compiled a list of sources to help you in pursuit of a Charlotte adoption. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-ADOPTION with any questions.
As a national, full-service adoption agency, American Adoptions is more than qualified to complete your adoption in Charlotte. From 24/7 counseling for pregnant women to facilitating contact between adoptive families and birth parents both before and after placement, we do it all. If, however, you’d prefer to work with a different Charlotte adoption agency, here are a few to start your research:
Every adoption will require an attorney to help with the legal side of things. If you work with American Adoptions, a trusted Charlotte adoption attorney will be provided to you. If not, your area has quite a few law firms to choose from:
While American Adoptions works only in private domestic adoptions, the kids in foster care are very near and dear to our hearts. If you are interested in foster parenting or adopting from foster care in Charlotte, please contact one of the following agencies:
Before any adoptive family can pursue adoption, they must have an adoption home study. This is a study of the family that is comprised of three stages: the documentation phase, a home inspection and interviews with every family member in the home. This can be intimidating, but remember: Your home study professional is there to help! In the North Carolina area, we recommend:
American Adoptions works only to complete adoptions in the United States, but Charlotte families do have options if you’re interested in pursuing adoption from a different country. First, choose which country you wish to adopt from. Once you have that narrowed down, you can begin researching the following professionals:
If you’re a pregnant woman pursuing adoption in Charlotte, your hospital plan will be a bit more detailed than others. Of course, you’ll decide your method of delivery and who your doctor should be, but you’ll also have to consider other factors. Do you want the adoptive parents in the room with you? Would you like to nurse your baby? Do you want time alone with your baby? Your American Adoptions specialist will help you to consider all of these questions and more.
If you are an adoptive family traveling to Charlotte to adopt, you can expect to meet your baby in one of the following locations:
Before the adoption process is complete, an adoptive family must legally finalize their adoption to receive a final decree of adoption. In the Charlotte area, your adoption petition must be filed with the court of the county you reside in:
If you’re traveling from out of town to adopt in Charlotte, you may be required to stick around while the legal aspects of adopting a baby in Charlotte play out. However, this doesn’t mean you have to sit around in a hotel room. Don’t miss an opportunity to take in all Charlotte has to offer!
For more information about adoption in Charlotte, call 1-800-ADOPTION at any time.
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