It’s possible that you clicked this article for one of two reasons: to find resources to help you adopt a baby in Raleigh or to give a baby up in Raleigh. Either way, it can be tough to find local professionals and services to help you in your adoption journey. With this in mind, then, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help you pursue adoption in Raleigh.
As a full-service adoption agency that works across the United States, American Adoptions is more than equipped to help you complete an adoption in Raleigh. From 24/7 counseling for pregnant women considering adoption to facilitating communication between birth parents and adoptive parents after placement, we do it all. If, however, you’re interested in researching other Raleigh adoption professionals, here are a few places to start:
In any adoption situation, you’ll need an attorney to make sure all legal requirements are met. If you work with American Adoptions, whether as a prospective birth mother or an adoptive parent, you’ll be provided with a trusted adoption attorney. If not, you have plenty of options to choose from in Raleigh:
As a private domestic adoption agency, American Adoptions doesn’t work in the foster care sphere. If, however, you’re interested in foster parenting or adopting from the foster care system, you can contact the following Raleigh foster care professionals:
Before any family can adopt, they must have completed an adoption home study. This is essentially an assessment of your readiness to adopt that examines your home, your family and your background, but it doesn’t have to be as stressful as it may sound. By choosing the right Raleigh adoption home study professional, the process can be a breeze. Here are a few North Carolina-licensed professionals to consider for your adoption home study in Raleigh:
Although we at American Adoptions work strictly within the United States, Raleigh has options for those families who wish to adopt overseas as well. If this describes you, your first step is to decide which country (or countries) you’re interested in adopting from. Since different international adoption professionals specialize in completing adoptions in different areas, this will help you determine which agencies to contact.
A pregnant woman considering adoption, you will make a much more detailed hospital plan than a woman who plans to parent. Your American Adoptions adoption specialist will help you to consider details like whether or not you want the adoptive parents in the room and if you’d like to spend time alone with your baby.
If you’re an adoptive family traveling to Raleigh to adopt, you can expect to meet your child in one of the following locations:
Before an adoption is legally completed, an adoptive family must complete a legal finalization process to receive a final decree of adoption for their child. Depending on where you live in the Raleigh area, your adoption will be finalized in one of the following courthouses:
If you travel from out of town to pursue adoption in Raleigh, you may need to stick around while the legalities play out. If this is the case, don’t just sit around in a hotel; get out and explore all that Raleigh has to offer!
For more information about adoption in Raleigh, call 1-800-ADOPTION any time.
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