Since adoption laws vary by state and professionals, of course, vary by city, it can be tough to find resources specific to completing an adoption in Winston-Salem. With this in mind, then, we’ve completed a list of professionals and services that can be found near you. Please don’t hesitate to call American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION with any questions about adoption in Winston-Salem.
As a full-service national adoption agency, American Adoptions is more than equipped to handle all of your Winston-Salem adoption needs. From providing round-the-clock counseling for pregnant women thinking about adoption for their babies to facilitating communication between birth parents and adoptive parents after placement, we do it all. If, however, you want to research other adoption professionals in Winston-Salem, a few you might look into are:
In every adoption, an attorney will be necessary to make sure all legal steps are completed properly. If you work with American Adoptions, you’ll be provided with a trusted adoption attorney in Winston-Salem. If not, Winston-Salem has multiple options for legal advice:
At American Adoptions, we work specifically in private domestic adoptions. However, if you are interested in foster parenting or adopting from foster care in Winston-Salem, please contact the following agencies:
Before any adoption, whether it’s private or from foster care, an adoptive family must undergo a home study. Some people find this intimidating. It is, after all, an assessment of your readiness to bring another child into your home. However, with the right home study professional, you have nothing to worry about. The following North Carolina-licensed agencies can complete your adoption home study in Winston-Salem:
If you’re interested in adopting internationally, Winston-Salem has professionals that can facilitate this as well. First, you should decide which country (or countries) you wish to adopt from. Since different international adoption professionals specialize in adoptions from different countries, you’ll be able to begin researching agencies that offer services in your desired locations. Some international adoption agencies in Winston-Salem you might consider include:
If you’re a pregnant woman considering adoption, your American Adoptions specialist will help you to develop a hospital plan. This will include details every pregnant woman plans prior to having a baby — like where and how you’d like to deliver —but a woman considering adoption has some additional decisions to make. Do you want the adoptive parents in the room? Do you want time alone with your baby? Your adoption specialist will work with you to make sure the day goes exactly how you want it to.
If you’re an adoptive family traveling to Winston-Salem to meet your child, you can expect to visit one of the following locations:
To legally complete an adoption, an adoptive family must go through an adoption finalization process. If you live in Forsyth County, this will take place in the Forsyth County Superior Court.
If you travel from out of state to adopt in Winston-Salem, you may be required to stick around for a while as the interstate adoption laws play out. However, this doesn’t mean you have to sit around in a hotel room. Take advantage of your time and explore all that Winston-Salem has to offer!
For more information about adoption in Winston-Salem, call 1-800-ADOPTION at any time.
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