As an expectant mother or a hopeful parent considering adoption in Knoxville, you probably have a lot of questions about this process — and you may not know where to turn for answers. While there are many wonderful professionals and resources that can help you complete your Knoxville adoption, they aren’t always easy to find.
That’s why we’ve created the following guide to adoption in Knoxville, complete with a list of Knoxville adoption agencies, lawyers, home study providers and more. However, you can also get all of the services and information you need in one place by contacting American Adoptions. As a national agency, we can help prospective birth mothers and adoptive families complete each step of the Knoxville adoption process.
To learn more about adoption in Knoxville, call 1-800-ADOPTION now or explore the resources below:
American Adoptions is a full-service infant adoption agency that works with prospective birth mothers and adoptive parents throughout the United States. We’re essentially a “one-stop shop” for all of the services you need to complete an adoption in Knoxville, including:
Free, 24/7 counseling services for women considering their unplanned pregnancy options
Services to help find the perfect adoptive family for every prospective birth mother and baby (and vice versa)
Open adoption and contact mediation services before and after placement
Assistance for pregnant mothers who need help getting care throughout their pregnancies
Referrals to our trusted network of adoption attorneys, home study professionals and more
Post-placement services for adoptive families and birth parents
A unique Risk-Sharing Program for adoptive parents in the case of an adoption disruption
American Adoptions can complete your adoption from start to finish and offers many advantages for hopeful adoptive parents and potential birth mothers. However, if for some reason you want to work with another adoption professional, you may want to contact one of the following Knoxville adoption agencies:
During your Knoxville adoption process, your adoption attorney will make sure everything is completed legally and that your rights and interests are protected. If you work with American Adoptions, we’ll connect you with one of the trusted attorneys in our network. If not, you may want to reach out to one of the following Knoxville adoption lawyers:
There are many adoption lawyers in Knoxville to choose from. You can find additional attorneys and read reviews here.
Becoming a foster parent or completing a foster care adoption in Knoxville can be a challenging but rewarding experience. While American Adoptions specializes in private adoptions, there are several foster care professionals in Knoxville to choose from:
Additional foster care information is also available through the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.
While American Adoptions specializes in the placement of children born within the U.S., many Knoxville parents have successfully completed their families through international adoption. If you are interested in completing an international adoption in Knoxville, contact one of the following professionals:
Many hopeful parents are nervous about completing their Tennessee adoption home study, but a good home study professional will walk you through the process step by step. Your American Adoptions specialist can connect you with a trusted home study provider in our network, or you can contact one of the following professionals for your Knoxville adoption home study:
The baby’s birth is one of the most emotional aspects of the entire infant adoption process. Whether you are pursuing adoption in Knoxville as a prospective birth mother or a hopeful adoptive family, this is a bittersweet moment in the process — and one you want to be fully prepared for.
Every potential birth mother who works with American Adoptions will create her own adoption hospital plan, which details her wishes for her hospital experience. The adoptive family will be informed of this plan so they know what to expect when it’s time to meet the baby at the hospital.
If you are giving birth or adopting a baby born in Knoxville, your hospital plan will likely play out in one of the following locations:
For adoptive families, the Knoxville adoption process is not legally complete until their case is heard by a judge and finalized in court. If you are adopting in Knoxville, your adoption attorney will prepare you for the finalization process and notify you when it is time to appear in court.
You can find more information about the adoption finalization courts in your county below:
American Adoptions has helped thousands of expectant mothers and hopeful parents reach their adoption goals, and we can help complete your Knoxville adoption, too. Whether you’re a waiting family or an expectant mother considering adoption in Knoxville, we’ll be there with you every step of the way.
To learn more about adoption in Knoxville or to start the process now, call 1-800-ADOPTION or request free information online.
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