Whether you’re a hopeful adoptive family or a pregnant woman considering adoption in Bellevue, it can be hard to know what local adoption resources are available to you. Since adoption laws vary by state and adoption professionals are located all across the country, sometimes it’s nice to know that someone who can help is close to home. With this in mind, then, we’ve compiled a cheat sheet of Bellevue adoption resources.
As a national, full-service adoption agency, American Adoptions is more than qualified to complete an adoption in Bellevue. We offer everything from 24/7 counseling for pregnant women to communication facilitation services after a baby has been placed with his or her adoptive family. In short, we do it all. If, however, you’re interested in researching other Bellevue adoption professionals, here are a few places to start:
No matter what adoption agency you choose to work with, you’ll need an attorney to represent your interests in the adoption at some point. If you work with American Adoptions, you’ll be connected with a trusted attorney in your area. If not, here are a few of your options for adoption attorneys in Bellevue:
At American Adoptions, we work strictly with private domestic adoptions. However, we’re very passionate about connecting people with resources for foster care. If you are interested in foster parenting or adopting from foster care in Bellevue, contact one of the following organizations:
Before any family is qualified to adopt in Bellevue, they must have completed an adoption home study. This is essentially an assessment of your readiness to adopt that happens in three stages: the documentation phase, a home inspection and interviews with each family member. It can be intimidating, but having the right adoption home study professional will make the process a breeze. Here are some professionals that can complete the adoption home study in Bellevue:
If you’re interested in adopting from another country, Bellevue has professionals that can help you with this endeavor as well. First, choose which country you wish to adopt from. Once you’ve narrowed that down, you can contact one of the following international adoption agencies that complete adoptions from that country:
If you’re a pregnant woman considering adoption, your birth plan will be a little more detailed than a woman who plans to parent. Of course, you’ll choose your doctor and how you want to deliver, but you’ll also consider aspects like whether or not you want the adoptive family in the room and if you want to spend time alone with your baby.
If you’re an adoptive family traveling to Bellevue to adopt, you can expect to meet your newest family member in one of the following locations:
Taking your baby home from the hospital is not the last step in the adoption process. There will have to be a finalization hearing, in which a judge hears your Bellevue adoption case and grants you a final decree of adoption. This will take place in the King County Superior Court.
If you travel from out of town to adopt in Bellevue, you may need to stick around while different state laws are accommodated. If this is the case, don’t forget to take care of the city’s attractions while you’re around!
For more information about adoption in Bellevue, call American Adoptions anytime at 1-800-ADOPTION.
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