For those beginning their adoption journey, whether you’re placing a child for adoption in Erie or you’re hoping to adopt, the following resources for adoption in Erie, PA will help point you in the right direction.
If you have any questions about your Erie adoption or if you need help finding more local resources, call 1-800-ADOPTION for free help now.
To complete a domestic adoption in Erie, the following agencies can help:
Choosing a national adoption agency like American Adoptions is always recommended over working with a smaller regional agency in Erie for a number of reasons, primarily because of the increased number of services available to both birth and adoptive parents.
For those who wish to become parents by adopting from foster care in Erie, these agencies will be the ones to contact:
If you hope to adopt a child from another country, the nearest international adoption agency to Erie is La Vida Adoption Agency.
An Erie adoption attorney is needed for both birth and adoptive families to act as a guide through the legal steps of Pennsylvania adoption. While anyone who works with American Adoptions is connected to legal representation and doesn’t have to worry about finding an adoption attorney on their own, those who wish to find their own Erie adoption attorney may consider contacting one of the following:
Prospective adoptive parents who hope to adopt in Erie must first be approved by a Pennsylvania-licensed home study professional. The nearest home study providers to Erie include the following:
To search for other nearby home study providers in PA, check 1-800-HomeStudy’s online database.
Pregnant women who are creating an adoption plan for their child with American Adoptions customize a hospital plan to establish where they’d like to go to receive medical care in Erie. Some of the local hospitals you might consider for your prenatal and delivery needs include:
Saint Vincent Hospital
232 West 25 Street, Erie, PA 16544
201 State Street, Erie, PA 16550
MillCreek Community Hospital
5515 Peach St, Erie, PA 16509
An adoption finalization hearing is the final step in the Erie, PA adoption process for adoptive parents. This takes place in the Erie County Courts with your adoption attorney and adoption agency guiding you through the required steps.
To learn more about adoption in Erie, PA or to find more local resources to help you in your Erie adoption journey, contact us at 1-800-ADOPTION now for free information.
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