Interested in pursuing adoption in Tacoma? Whether you’re a pregnant woman or a hopeful adoptive family, it can be tough to find adoption resources specific to the area. With that in mind, then, we’ve compiled a cheat sheet of Tacoma adoption services.
As a full-service, national adoption agency, American Adoptions completes every stage of the adoption process for the women and families it works with. This means we do it all, from counseling pregnant women to facilitating contact after an adoption has taken place. If, however, you wish to research other Tacoma adoption agencies, you can start here:
In any adoption, an attorney will be necessary at some point to make sure all laws and ethics are adhered to. If you work with American Adoptions, you’ll be provided with a trusted lawyer. If not, you can begin contacting the following Tacoma adoption lawyers:
If you’re interested in adopting from foster care or foster parenting in Tacoma, you can begin that journey with one of the following Tacoma foster care agencies:
No matter which type of adoption you pursue, you’ll have to undergo an adoption home study before you can be matched with a child. This includes three stages: the documentation phase, a home inspection and interviews with each family member in the home. It can seem intimidating, but the right adoption home study professional will make sure it’s a breeze. The following professionals are licensed to complete the adoption home study in Tacoma:
If you’re interested in pursuing international adoption in Tacoma, your first step is to decide which country or countries you’re interested in adopting from. Since different professionals specialize in different intercountry adoptions, this will help you know which Tacoma international adoption agency to contact:
If you’re an adoptive family traveling to adopt from a pregnant woman in Tacoma, you can expect to meet your newest family member in one of the following locations:
Before a Tacoma adoption is complete, a judge must have a finalization hearing to ensure that the adoption was done legally and is in the child’s best interests. This will take place in the Pierce County District Court.
If you travel from out of state to adopt in Tacoma, you’ll be required to stick around for a few days while interstate requirements are met. If that’s the case, don’t hesitate to enjoy the area while you wait!
For more information about adoption in Tacoma, please contact American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION.
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