Whether you’re considering adoption in Nashville as an expectant mother or a hopeful adoptive parent, it can be a life-changing journey. But, when you first start the process, it can also sometimes be an overwhelming one.
To help you find the Nashville adoption information, services and professionals you need, we’ve compiled the following guide to local adoption agencies, lawyers and other resources you’ll need to complete an adoption in Nashville.
However, you can also get all of the information and services you need through one professional: American Adoptions. As a full-service national adoption agency, we can help prospective birth mothers and adoptive families through every step of the Nashville adoption process. You can learn more about our services or start the process any time by calling 1-800-ADOPTION.
In the meantime, learn more about adoption in Nashville below.
In many ways, your choice of adoption agency is the most important decision you will make during your adoption process. When you choose a national agency like American Adoptions, you can be assured that you will have all of the adoption services, guidance and information you need throughout your Nashville adoption process.
Here are a few of the services we can offer to prospective birth parents and hopeful adoptive families pursuing adoption in Nashville:
Free, 24/7 counseling and support for pregnant mothers considering adoption
Services to help potential birth mothers and hopeful adoptive parents find each other
Services to help prospective birth parents and adoptive families get to know each other and build strong relationships
Contact mediation during and after the adoption process
Access to prenatal care and other services expectant mothers need during pregnancy
Referrals to trusted adoption attorneys, home study providers and other professionals
A unique financial protection program for adoptive parents who experience a disruption
Whether you are a potential adoptive parent or an expectant mother considering adoption, there are many advantages of completing your Nashville adoption with our agency. However, if you want to research other adoption professionals in Nashville, the following organizations may be able to help:
Your adoption attorney will be another important part of your adoption process. A Nashville adoption lawyer will be necessary to provide the legal services you need to safely and securely complete the adoption process.
When you work with American Adoptions, your adoption specialist will coordinate this legal representation for you. If you work with another professional and need to contact an attorney on your own, the following professionals can help you legally complete your adoption in Nashville:
While American Adoptions is not involved in the foster care system, there are many children in Tennessee foster care in need of a temporary or permanent home. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent or adopting from foster care in Nashville, contact one of the following organizations:
To learn more about foster care in Tennessee and foster care professionals in Nashville, visit the Department of Children’s Services.
Similarly, our agency specializes in U.S. infant adoptions and does not have an international adoption program. However, if you feel drawn to adopt a child from another country, there are many professionals that can help you complete an international adoption in Nashville:
Every hopeful adoptive parent must complete the Tennessee home study before an adopted child can be placed in their home. Families who work with American Adoptions will be referred to a trusted home study provider in their area.
Whether you are pursuing international, foster care or infant adoption in Nashville, you should contact one of the following home study professionals to start this process:
If you are pregnant and pursuing adoption in Nashville, it will be up to you to decide exactly how you want your labor and delivery experience to go. Your adoption specialist will work with you to create a hospital plan, which will outline everything from where you want the baby to be born to when you want the adoptive family to arrive.
Your baby’s adoptive parents will also be informed of this plan, so everyone will be on the same page when the big day arrives. Your adoption specialist will also coordinate with the staff at the hospital so they’ll be prepared for your adoption plan, as well.
Some of the nearby hospitals you might be working with include:
After placement, every adoptive family must legally finalize their adoption in court. If you are pursuing adoption in Nashville, your adoption may be finalized in one of the following counties:
Your adoption attorney will help you prepare for your adoption finalization process and will notify you when it is time to legally complete your adoption in court.
Wherever you are in your adoption journey — whether you’re still considering adoption in Nashville or are ready to start the process — American Adoptions is here to help. You can contact our agency at any time for free adoption information, answers to your Nashville adoption questions and, when you’re ready, all of the adoption services you need, right in one place.
To learn more about adoption in Nashville or to start your adoption journey, call 1-800-ADOPTION any time and with no obligation.
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