If you’re interested in pursuing adoption in Spokane — whether has a pregnant woman or a hopeful adoptive family — it can be tough to find resources specific to your area. With this in mind, then, we at American Adoptions have compiled a cheat sheet of Spokane adoption resources. Happy researching!
American Adoptions is a full-service, national adoption agency, and as such, we’re more than capable of completing a Spokane adoption. However, if you’re interested in researching other adoption professionals in Spokane, here’s a starting point:
No matter which adoption agency you work with, you’ll need the help of an adoption attorney during the proceedings. If you work with American Adoptions, you’ll be connected with a trusted attorney. If not, you’ll want to begin contacting the following Spokane adoption lawyers:
At American Adoptions, we aren’t involved with Spokane’s foster care system. However, if you’re interested in foster parenting or adopting from foster care in Spokane, you should contact the following foster care agencies:
Before any family can adopt, whether in a private domestic adoption or an adoption from foster care, they will be required to undergo a home study. This is essentially an assessment of a family’s readiness to adopt that occurs in three phases — the documentation phase, a home inspection and interviews with each family member. It can be nerve-wracking, but the right home study professional will guide you through the process smoothly. Here are some professionals who can complete your adoption home study in Spokane:
If you’re interested in international adoption in Spokane, the first step is always to determine which country you’d like to adopt from, as different agencies specialize in completing different intercountry adoptions. Once you’ve narrowed down that list, you can contact one of Spokane’s international adoption agencies:
If you’re a pregnant woman considering adoption in Spokane, your birth plan will be a bit more detailed than most. You’ll have to consider whether or not you want the adoptive parents in the room, whether you’d like to nurse your baby, and more.
If you’re an adoptive family traveling to adopt in Spokane, you can expect to meet your newest family member in one of the following locations:
Before a Spokane adoption is completed, a judge will have to conduct a finalization hearing and grant a final decree of adoption. In Spokane, this will take place in the Spokane County court.
If you travel from out of state to adopt in Spokane, you’ll be required to stick around while interstate laws are adhered to. If this is the case, don’t hesitate to get out and enjoy some of Spokane’s tourist attractions!
For more information about adoption in Spokane, please don’t hesitate to call American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION.
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