Adoption in Glendale, CA
Glendale Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More
Choosing adoption is often a difficult choice, and it can be made even more difficult if you struggle to find local resources for adoption in Glendale. There are plenty of general guides to adoption in California, but most don’t offer resources or professionals that are specific to the Glendale adoption process.
We fixed that. Below, you’ll find everything you need to begin an adoption in Glendale, Calif., whether you’re hoping to adopt or you need to place a child for adoption. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our social workers.
Glendale Adoption Agencies
Most prospective birth parents and adoptive families choose to work with full-service national agencies like American Adoptions, primarily because of the increased number of services available to both parties. We are one of the leading professionals, offering compassionate and committed support throughout your Glendale adoption journey and beyond. We provide everything from pre-adoption counseling to post-adoption communication support. Because of our size and scope, we are able to provide a number of services and benefits that you aren’t likely to find at many local Glendale adoption agencies, including things like:
A unique financial protection program for hopeful adoptive parents who experience an adoption disruption
More adoptive families for prospective birth mothers to choose from, which means a better chance of finding the perfect parents for your baby
An increased number of adoption opportunities, leading to shorter wait times for adoptive families
Free, 24/7 support and counseling for women facing an unplanned pregnancy
But that’s not all. With offices located right here in the Los Angeles area, we can provide all of these benefits and services to you — plus the local convenience and friendly service you’d expect from a local professional. Our LA office is located at:
633 West 5th Street
26th and 27th Floors
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Contact us now for more information, or to get started.
We’re certainly not the only adoption agency in Glendale, however. Heartsent Adoptions and Vista Del Mar are local options that may be able to help you, as well. It’s important to carefully research and compare your options when it comes to choosing a professional, because having an experienced and capable guide throughout one of the most important experiences of your life will make all the difference.
Glendale Adoption Attorneys
You’ll also need to work with an experienced adoption attorney. Pregnant women considering adoption and hopeful adoptive parents should partner with separate Glendale adoption attorneys to ensure everyone is being represented fairly.
Your attorney will guide you through the necessary legal steps of adoption, and they’ll make sure that everything is completed safely and correctly. They’ll be there to keep you fully informed and to verify that your rights and interests are represented.
American Adoptions is able to put you in contact with some of the best adoption attorneys in the Glendale area, so you won’t need to worry about hiring a lawyer on your own. But, if you do need to find your own legal counsel, some nearby professionals who may be able to help with the legal steps include:
Glendale Home Study Providers
Before a hopeful parent may adopt a child, they’ll first need to be approved through a home study. All adoptive parents must complete this pre-adoptive step to ensure that they’re physically, mentally and emotionally ready to adopt. Home studies are a crucial protective measure for the safety of children.
Glendale residents will need to complete a California home study with a Los Angeles County home study professional like:
Contact one of these local providers to get started.
Glendale Foster Care Professionals
Although American Adoptions is unable to complete foster care adoptions, there are many local organizations who can help you foster or to adopt a child through foster care. Contact one of these Glendale area organizations to learn more:
The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
Glendale International Adoption Agencies
Adopting a child internationally is becoming increasingly difficult and rare. If you do choose to attempt this path, you’ll need to contact an appropriately licensed and reputable agency. The nearest international adoption agencies to Glendale include:
If you’re pregnant and considering adoption for your baby, you’ll make choices about where and how you’ll want to deliver, who you want with you for support and more. This is typically done with the help of an American Adoptions specialist, and is called a ‘birth plan’ or a ‘hospital plan.’
Choosing your preferred hospital is one of the first choices you’ll make in a birth plan, so it can be helpful to start thinking about Glendale-area hospitals that might be convenient for you, such as:
Dignity Health - Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center
Adoptive parents who have been placed with a child will usually need to wait a few months to complete the required post-adoption study visits before they finalize the adoption in Los Angeles County court. The adoption finalization hearing is short and simple. A judge grants the final decree of adoption, and you can take a photo to mark the important moment.
You may be visiting Glendale as an adoptive parent completing an ICPC clearance wait, or you may be traveling for open adoption visits in the years to come. Maybe this will be the first time meeting the other party in your adoption match before placement.
Whatever your reason for visiting Glendale, there is no shortage of things you can do together while you’re in the city. Be sure to explore:
If you have any questions or if you need more information about the process of adoption in Glendale, CA, contact American Adoptions now. Whether you want to adopt an infant or place a baby for adoption, we can help you begin your Glendale adoption journey whenever you’re ready.
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