American Adoptions is a national full-service adoption agency that works to represent everyone’s best interests in adoption — birth parents, adoptive parents and adoptees. We do everything from counseling pregnant women to facilitating contact after a child has been placed with their adoptive family. This means we can provide all of the services you need to complete your adoption in Norfolk.
If, however, you’re interested in researching other professionals in the Norfolk area, you may start with these:
Regardless of whether you’re a pregnant woman or a hopeful adoptive family, you’ll need an attorney to represent your best interests in an adoption. If you work with American Adoptions, we’ll connect you with one of our trusted lawyers in the Norfolk area. If not, contact one of the following Norfolk adoption attorneys:
American Adoptions doesn’t work within the foster care system, but we’re always happy to connect you with those that do. If you’re interested in foster parenting or adopting from the foster care system in Norfolk, contact one of the following agencies:
Before completing any type of adoption, a family must undergo a home study. This is when a social worker evaluates your background, your home and your family members, so it can be a little intimidating. However, if you work with either of these trusted Virginia home study providers, the process will be painless.
American Adoptions can only complete adoptions that occur within the United States. If you have identified another country to adopt from, Norfolk families can contact one of the following professionals:
If you’re a pregnant woman giving birth in Norfolk, it will most likely take place in one of the following locations. Be sure to speak with your adoption specialist beforehand about exactly how you want the day to go — whether you’d like to be alone with your baby, whether the adoptive parents should be in the delivery room, etc.
Before an adoption is legally complete, a judge must sign a final decree of adoption. This happens in a finalization hearing, which will take place in the circuit court of the county you live in:
If you traveled from out of state to complete an adoption in Norfolk, you may have to stick around for a while all of the legal proceedings play out. If this is the case, it’s an excellent opportunity to take in some of the sights!
For more information about Norfolk adoptions, contact American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION.
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