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Adoption in Gilbert, AZ

Gilbert Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More

Adoption can be a life-changing process because placing of a child and the forming of a family are nothing short of miraculous.

It takes a group of special people to complete an adoption. There’s the prospective birth mother, who makes a brave choice to create an adoption plan for her baby, and then there are the hopeful parents, who decide to grow their family through adoption. Tying the two together are adoption professionals that provide support, guidance and assistance.

“I knew that [my daughter] would have everything I knew she deserved. She would have amazing opportunities for education, she would have a loving and devoted family and be able to travel and see this amazing world we live in. I would be able to be a part of her life in a small and distant way, which made it bearable,” said Brittnee, a birth mother, about her adoption experience.

This guide to adoption in Gilbert, AZ, will give you the most important facts about local resources and professionals that can aide in your process — for prospective birth mothers and adoptive parents. Our hope is that, by the end, you feel less overwhelmed by the process and are ready to take your next steps to Gilbert adoption.

Adoption Agencies in Gilbert [What They Can Do For You]

Even though adoption is full of wonderful opportunities, the adoption process can seem complicated at first. With such a life changing event, you want to be aware of what you should be doing every step of the way so that you can ensure a successful placement and a smooth adoption experience. It’s always best to work with a trustworthy adoption professional. That’s where we come in.

American Adoptions is a fully licensed, national adoption agency, with our Arizona office located at: 

6424 E. Greenway Parkway
Suite 119
Scottsdale, AZ 85254. 

Being founded by an adoptee and staffed with many adoption professionals who have gone through the adoption process themselves as birth parents or adoptive parents, we know what you’re going through. This personal experience allows us to answer your questions not just as a professional, but also as a fellow birth parent or adoptive parent.

As a fully licensed agency, we are held to the highest ethical and legal standards, with outside reviews conducted regularly. Being a national agency allows us to work across the country, increasing the chance of a perfect fit for your adoption placement and lowering the average wait time for the right adoption opportunity.

We work with both prospective birth parents and adoptive parents, providing helpful support and guidance in adoption for more than 25 years. Some of the services American Adoptions can provide for an adoption in Gilbert, Ariz., include:

  • 24/7 support and counseling. Our adoption counselors are available to you to discuss your unplanned pregnancy options and help you cope with the emotions you may be experiencing.

  • Finding the right adoption opportunity. Since we are a national adoption agency, we work with hundreds of families at once, which allow expectant birth parents to find the right adoptive family for their baby, resulting in shorter wait times for the adoptive family.

  • Facilitating pre- and post-placement contact. Our adoption specialists can help you figure out what you would like your open adoption to look that and will make the necessary arrangements to make that happen.

  • Adoption financial assistance. Adoption will not cost the expectant birth parent a dime. If you need help covering pregnancy costs and living expenses, we offer adoption financial assistance.

“It’s been single-handedly the most amazing thing to happen to either one of us. It’s just been the biggest enhancement to not only our lives as a three-member family now but also to our extended family. It’s almost impossible to put into words, but the overwhelming feeling I have is just one of pure joy and happiness,” said Adrian, an adoptive father who adopted his son through American Adoptions.

These services and more can help make adoption in Gilbert possible for you. Please call 1-800-ADOPTION at any time to speak with a specialist if you have more questions about working with American Adoptions.

Foster Care Adoption Agencies in Gilbert

Foster care adoption is another way for hopeful parents to adopt from within the U.S. Unlike domestic infant adoption, most children in need of foster care adoption are older — from toddlers to teens. If you are open to adopting an older child, you may want to consider foster care adoption in Gilbert.

There are several local professionals that can assist with this process:

International Adoption Agencies in Gilbert

Hopeful parents don’t have to adopt from the U.S. International adoption is the preferred route for thousands of hopeful parents each year. This particular type of adoption can take longer, cost more and come with more complications than others. With that being said, every journey is unique, and international adoption may be great for you.

Here are a few Gilbert adoption agencies that could assist you in this process:

Gilbert Adoption Attorneys

The legal process of adoption exists to regulate each step and ensure that everyone involved is protected. It’s important that the process benefits the prospective birth mother, hopeful parents and child. An adoption attorney is an important part of successfully completing the legal requirements of an adoption in Gilbert.

Finding an attorney can feel daunting. That’s why American Adoptions is able to recommend attorneys from our trusted national network. We will even connect you with these professionals so you can have one less thing to think about. We also cover the attorney fees of the birth parents as a part of our financial assistance.

 However, you could also research some of these attorneys for your Gilbert adoption:

Home Study Providers in Gilbert

Every type of adoption requires a home study. This is a review of your living situation and aptitude for adoption conducted by a licensed social worker. The social worker will be from a licensed home study provider.

In the case of an adoption in Gilbert, American Adoptions is a licensed Arizona home study provider. We would be happy to provide services for your home study for any type of adoption, whether or not you work with us for placement. Learn more here.

Maternity Hospitals in Gilbert

Each step of the adoption process is important, but some more so than others. When you’re a prospective birth mother, your hospital plan is one of the most important steps in the journey.

It’s important that your time in the hospital is as peaceful as possible. You are in control of factors like whether or not you will see the adoptive parents and how long you would like to spend with your baby before placement. Even though you are in control, you don’t have to make these choices on your own. Your adoption specialist will be there for you. You can feel confident, not anxious, about your hospital experience because of our support.

There are a couple maternity hospital options for your adoption in Gilbert:

Gilbert Adoption Finalization Courts

The last (and most exciting) step of the process for hopeful parents is adoption finalization. This takes place six months after placement with your baby. To finalize an adoption, you must complete a series of post-placement visits and then receive a final decree of adoption from a judge. Once this is done, your little one is now a legal member of your family! Typically, adoptions in Gilbert will be finalized at the Maricopa County Court. Your adoption agency and attorney will be there to assist with this step.

Things to Do in Gilbert

Are you traveling from out of state to adopt in Gilbert? If so, you will need to plan on an extended stay. Adoptions across state lines are subject to the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC). The paperwork for ICPC can take a couple weeks to process. During this time, you cannot leave your child’s birth state.

Rather than sit around waiting, you can get out and enjoy what Gilbert, Ariz., has to offer. Some great options are:

Do you have more questions about adoption in Gilbert with our agency? Are you ready to begin your adoption process? We’re here to help. Call 1-800-ADOPTION at any time to speak with an adoption specialist.

If you are still researching your options, get more information online for hopeful adoptive parents and for prospective birth mothers.

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