As a national agency, American Adoptions provides every service necessary to complete a Newport News Adoption, from counseling pregnant women to creating adoption profiles to facilitating communication between birth parents and adoptive parents. If, however, you decide to work with another professional, there are a few others adoption agencies in Newport News:
Every adoptive family and birth mother will need an adoption attorney to represent their best interests in all legal proceedings. If you work with American Adoptions, we’ll connect you with one of our trusted attorneys in the area. If not, you may want to research:
American Adoptions works only in private domestic adoptions, but we’re passionate about the foster care system as well. If you’re interested in foster parenting or adopting from Newport News’ foster care system, contact one of the following agencies:
Before any adoption, no matter which kind, an adoptive family is required to have a home study. In a home study, a social worker will complete background checks, evaluate your home and interview each member of your family. It can be scary, which is why we recommend working with the best home study providers in Virginia:
American Adoptions works only in domestic adoptions, which means we work only in the United States. If you’re interested in adopting from another country, contact one of the following agencies:
If you’re traveling from out of state to adopt or if you’re having a baby in Newport News, the child’s birth will most likely take place at one of the following locations. Birth mothers, make sure you know exactly how you want the day to go. Adoptive families, don’t forget a camera!
Before an adoption is legally complete, a finalization hearing must occur. This is when a Virginia judge signs a decree that grants you legal and permanent custody of your child. In Newport News, this will happen in the Newport News District Court.
If you traveled from out of state to adopt in Newport News, you’ll have to stay for a while to comply with interstate regulations. Might as well take advantage of the sights while you’re here!
For more information about completing an adoption in Newport News, contact 1-800-ADOPTION.
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