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Adoption in Anaheim, CA

Anaheim Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More

Starting the Anaheim adoption process is rarely easy — but it’s even harder if you don’t know who to contact or where to go. It can all be a little overwhelming. And most resource guides out there are just for general California adoption information — not very helpful for Anaheim-specific information.

So, for hopeful parents as well as pregnant women considering adoption in Anaheim, CA, we made this detailed local resource guide, which will help you connect with everything you might need.

Anaheim Adoption Agencies

American Adoptions is a full-service national agency — ready to help all Anaheim residents through the adoption process. We’d be honored to guide you through yours. Our services cover everything from counseling to post-adoption communication, for both expectant and adoptive families in Anaheim and across the U.S. And, because of our size and scope, we're able to offer a number of additional, added-value services you won't find at many smaller agencies, including: 

The best part? Anaheim residents can enjoy all of these benefits and more without sacrificing the personal feel and local convenience of working with a nearby adoption professional. That's because, while American Adoptions is a large, national agency, we also have offices located right here in nearby Los Angeles. Our LA offices are located at: 

633 West 5th Street
26th and 27th Floors
Los Angeles, CA 90071

If you are ready to begin your Anaheim adoption journey, or if you have any questions about working with American Adoptions, we would be happy to help. Call us at 1-800-ADOPTION or request free information here.

Anaheim Adoption Attorneys

Everyone who completes an adoption in Anaheim — whether you’re an expectant parent or an adoptive parent — will need the help of an adoption attorney. Your lawyer is there to explain the legal process to you and to make sure that everything is completed safely and correctly, with your full understanding and consent.

American Adoptions is always able to connect you with attorneys we trust, but you’re more than welcome to work with your preferred lawyer. Some options within the Anaheim area include:

Anaheim Home Study Providers

When a hopeful adoptive family starts pursuing adoption in Anaheim, Calif., they must first be approved to adopt through a California home study. Their home study will examine their readiness to adopt, as well as their ability to provide a child with a stable, safe and loving home.

Adoptive families who live in the Anaheim area may want to contact a local provider like Family Connections Christian Adoptions or AAC - Alpha Adoption Centers for help with their home study.

Anaheim Foster Care Professionals

American Adoptions isn’t licensed to complete foster care placements, but we’re always happy to connect you with local foster care professionals. If you’re considering fostering or adopting through foster care, reach out to one of these organizations for more information:

Anaheim International Adoption Agencies

For an international adoption, an adoptive family will need to work with an adoption agency in Anaheim that is licensed within the country they wish to adopt from. The nearest international adoption agency to Anaheim is:

Anaheim Hospitals

When a pregnant woman decides to place a child for adoption in Anaheim, Calif., she creates a birth plan that outlines what she feels comfortable with. One of the choices in that birth plan is where the baby will be born. This is also where the adoptive family will go to support an expectant mother during her labor (based on her preferences) and to meet the baby.

These Anaheim maternity hospitals may be helpful when creating that birth plan:

Anaheim Court System

A few months after a baby is placed with his or her adoptive parents, the adoption is legally finalized and the final decree of adoption is granted by a judge. In Anaheim, there is typically a short and simple hearing in an Orange County courthouse, where family and friends are welcome to attend and take a couple of photos.

Anaheim Tourism

Sometimes adoptive families who are in California for an interstate adoption will need to stay in Anaheim during ICPC clearance and will have some time to spare. Sometimes the prospective birth and adoptive families have open adoption visits in Anaheim and want some fun ideas for kid-friendly activities. Whatever the reason for your time in Anaheim, you’ll find plenty to do, including:

If you need more information about the Anaheim adoption process with our agency, or if you have any questions, contact our licensed social workers now. They can help you begin the process whenever you’re ready.

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Information available through these links is the sole property of the companies and organizations listed therein. America Adoptions, Inc. provides this information as a courtesy and is in no way responsible for its content or accuracy.