As a national, full-service adoption agency, American Adoptions provides all necessary services to complete an adoption. Whether it’s being available 24/7 for pregnant woman who aren’t sure what their next step should be or coordinating communication between birth mothers and adoptive parents after placement, we do it all, and we can help adoptive families and prospective birth parents complete the process in Chesapeake.
If, for some reason, you’d prefer to look at other adoption professionals in the Chesapeake area, here are a few you may consider:
In every adoption situation, you’ll need an attorney to make sure every last minute legal requirement is followed. If you work with American Adoptions, we’ll connect you with a trusted local attorney. If not, contact a lawyer in the Chesapeake area:
American Adoptions doesn’t work to complete foster care adoptions, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important to us. If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent or adopting from foster care in Chesapeake, contact the social services department in the City of Chesapeake.
Before any adoption — whether that’s a foster care adoption, an international adoption or a domestic infant adoption — you’ll be required to complete a home study. Home studies include three phases: a documentation phase, a home inspection and interviews with each member of your family. It can be intimidating, but these trusted Virginia home study providers will make it painless:
American Adoptions works to complete private domestic adoptions across the country, but we only work within the United States. If you want to adopt a child from another country, Virginia families can contact the following international adoption agencies:
If you’re a family traveling to Chesapeake to adopt or if you are a pregnant Chesapeake woman making an adoption plan, it’s likely that your child’s birth will take place at one of the following locations.
Leaving from the hospital with a baby is not the end of the adoption process. A Virginia judge will have to grant you legal custody in your finalization hearing at the Chesapeake General District Court. Many families look forward to this day for years, so don’t forget to bring a camera!
If you travel from out of state to complete an adoption in Chesapeake, you’ll be required to stick around while all the legal proceedings take place. But don’t just sit around your hotel room. Virginia is a beautiful state, and the area has a lot to offer:
For more information about pursuing adoption in Chesapeake, call 1-800-ADOPTION.
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