Whether you’re a hopeful adoptive family or a pregnant woman thinking about adoption in Vancouver, it can be tough to find adoption resources specific to the area. To that end, then, we at American Adoptions have completed a Vancouver adoption cheat sheet. Happy researching!
As a full-service national adoption agency, American Adoptions is more than qualified to meet all of your Vancouver adoption needs. From counseling pregnant women to matching birth parents and adoptive parents to facilitating communication between the two, we do it all.
To learn how to start your Vancouver adoption process, please call American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION.
No matter which adoption professional you work with, you’ll need an attorney as well to ensure that all legalities of your adoption are in check. If you work with American Adoptions, you’ll be provided with your own trusted adoption attorney. If not, you can begin contacting one of the following Vancouver adoption attorneys:
At American Adoptions, we work only to complete private domestic adoptions. In other words, we aren’t involved with the foster care system. However, Vancouver is always in need of families willing to foster parent or adopt from foster care. If this is you, please contact one of the following Vancouver foster care agencies:
Before a family can complete any kind of adoption, they must undergo an adoption home study. This includes three phases: the documentation stage, a home inspection, and interviews with every member of your family. It can be nerve-wracking, but the right professional will make your home study feel like a breeze. The following professionals are licensed to complete the adoption home study in Vancouver:
If you’re interested in pursuing international adoption in Vancouver, the first step is to choose a country to adopt from. Different international professionals specialize in different intercountry adoptions, so this will be a necessary step to take before contacting Vancouver international adoption agencies:
If you’re an adoptive family traveling to Vancouver to adopt, you’ll most likely meet the newest member of your family in one of the following Vancouver maternity hospitals.
Before a Vancouver adoption is complete, a judge must issue a final decree of adoption. To do this, he or she will preside over a finalization hearing in which the adoptive parents and their attorney testify that the adoption is in the child’s best interests and that all adoption laws were adhered to. In Vancouver, this will take place at the Clark County District Court.
If you travel from out of state to adopt in Vancouver, you’ll be required to stick around for a few days as interstate laws are adhered to. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of the area while you’re here.
For more information about adoption in Vancouver, please contact American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION.
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