Beginning an adoption journey can seem overwhelming at first, especially if you don’t know where to start. The following resources for adoption in Allentown will help you get started — whether you’re placing a child for adoption or adopting a child in Allentown.
If you need help finding more resources for adoption in Allentown, or if you need additional adoption information, call 1-800-ADOPTION now to speak to an adoption professional for free.
If you’re pursuing a domestic adoption, these Allentown adoption agencies will be able to walk you through the process:
It’s always recommended to work with a national agency like American Adoptions rather than a smaller regional Allentown adoption agency. Here’s why:
Larger national pools of both prospective adopting parents and prospective birth parents
More services for both birth and adoptive families in Allentown and throughout the U.S.
American Adoptions is able to work with birth and adoptive parents in Allentown through every step of the adoption process; from beginning to end.
For families who wish to adopt from foster care in Allentown, you may want to get in touch with these local agencies:
Families who want to adopt a child from another country can contact the nearest international adoption agency to Allentown in Pennsylvania:
Both birth and adoptive families will need an Allentown adoption attorney to help them complete their adoption. Your adoption attorney will be there to educate you, offer you legal counsel, and guide you through the legal steps of adoption in Pennsylvania.
When you contact American Adoptions, you’ll be connected to legal representation and you won’t need to hire an attorney separately. But if you are pursuing an independent adoption and need to find an Allentown adoption attorney on your own, you may want to contact one of the following:
Before you can be approved to adopt as a hopeful adoptive parent, you must undergo the home study process with a Pennsylvania-licensed home study provider. You can find nearby home study professionals here:
Find more PA home study providers at 1-800-HomeStudy.
When creating an adoption plan for your baby with American Adoptions, you’ll also create a hospital plan, which allows you to outline how and where you wish to receive medical care during your pregnancy and delivery. There are several hospitals in Allentown that can care for you during your pregnancy and childbirth that you may consider including in your hospital plan, such as:
Lehigh Valley Hospital
1200 South Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, PA 18103
Sacred Heart Healthcare System
421 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18102
For adoptive families, finalization is the final step of the Allentown adoption process. Adoption finalizations occur in the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas, and will be scheduled several months after placement. Your adoption attorney will coordinate this finalization hearing for you and will prepare you for what to expect.
If you have any questions about adoption in Allentown, or if you need help finding resources for your Allentown adoption, call us now at 1-800-ADOPTION.
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