Whether you’re a pregnant woman thinking about adoption for her baby or a family considering adoption in Seattle, it can be hard to find resources specific to the area. With this in mind, then, we’ve compiled a list of Seattle adoption resources to help you learn more about what’s accessible to you in your area.
As a national, full-service adoption agency, American Adoptions does everything from counseling pregnant women about their unplanned pregnancy options to facilitating contact between adoptive parents and birth parents after placement. In other words, we’re more than qualified to complete a Seattle adoption. If, however, you wish to research other adoption professionals in the area, you do have other options:
In any adoption, you’ll require an attorney to help make sure all laws are adhered to. If you work with American Adoptions, you’ll be provided with a trusted attorney. If not, you’ll want to begin contacting the following professionals:
While American Adoptions does not work within the foster care system, that doesn’t mean we aren’t passionate about it. If you are interested in foster parenting or adopting from foster care in Seattle, please contact one of the following agencies:
Before a hopeful adoptive family can be matched with a child, they must undergo a home study. This is an assessment of your readiness to adopt that takes stock of your home, family and background. It can sound scary, but with the right home study professional, the process will be a breeze. When you are ready to begin this process, contact one of the following adoption home study professionals in Seattle:
If you’re a Seattle family wishing to adopt from overseas, this is absolutely an option for you. Please contact one of the following professionals to complete an international adoption in Seattle:
If you’re an adoptive family traveling to Washington to adopt a baby in Seattle, you’ll likely visit one of the following hospitals to meet the newest member of your family. Don’t forget to follow the birth mother’s wishes for how the day should go!
Before an adoption is complete in Seattle, a judge must oversee an adoption hearing. He or she will hear your adoption case and, if everything is satisfactory, will grant a final decree of adoption. In Seattle, this will take place at the King County Superior Court.
If you travel from out of state to adopt in Seattle, you’ll have to stick around while interstate adoption requirements are met. Don’t just sit around in a hotel room, though. Get out and enjoy all that Seattle has to offer!
For more information about adoption in Seattle, please call American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION.
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