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.
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:
- Free, 24/7 support and unbiased information for women facing an unplanned pregnancy and exploring their options
- Financial protection for adoptive parents in case an adoption opportunity doesn't work out
- More adoptive families for prospective birth parents to choose from, increasing their chances of finding the perfect family for their baby
- More adoption opportunities for waiting families, leading to shorter adoption wait times
- Financial support for prospective birth parents to cover adoption-related pregnancy expenses
- And more
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.
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:
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.
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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