Adoption in Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More
When you’re considering an adoption in Bakersfield, California, it can be tough to find a list of all the resources and professionals you’ll need. Most guides are more helpful for the overall California adoption process, but they don’t give you much information specific to Bakersfield. We’re here to help with that.
Bakersfield Adoption Agencies
American Adoptions is a national, full-service agency that is able to help both pregnant women and hopeful parents in Bakersfield, Calif. We provide services ranging from counseling to post-adoption communication guidance and much more. Because of our size and scope, we're also able to offer a number of services and benefits you won't find at most smaller, local agencies, like:
- Free, 24/7 counseling and support for women facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering adoption
- Financial protection to allow adoptive families to move forward at their own pace after an adoption disruption
- A greater number of adoptive families to choose from, giving prospective birth parents a better chance of finding a family that meets their preferences exactly
- Nationwide advertising, leading to more adoption opportunities and shorter average wait times for hopeful adoptive parents
- And more
Even though having the nearby presence of a local agency can be reassuring, a national agency has a greater reach which can connect expectant and adoptive parents into stronger matches in less time and can usually offer more services. And, when you work with American Adoptions, you can enjoy the best of both worlds. With offices located nearby in Fresno, you can enjoy all the perks of working with a leading national adoption agency without sacrificing the local convenience and expertise of a smaller regional professional. Our Fresno offices are located at:
7257 N. Maple Ave.
Fresno, CA 93720
When you are ready to start the adoption process, American Adoptions will be there to guide you through every step. Call us at 1-800-ADOPTION or request free information online to learn more and take the first step in this life-changing journey.
Bakersfield Adoption Attorneys
Your attorney will be an important part of the process. Pregnant women and adoptive parents will each need experienced representation throughout the legal steps — someone to explain everything, so you always remain in full control and understand what’s happening.
American Adoptions can always refer you to an adoption attorney that we trust, but you’re also more than welcome to work with your own preferred lawyer, like one of these Bakersfield-area attorneys:
Bakersfield Home Study Providers
When a family is hoping to adopt in Bakersfield, they’ll first need to be verified as eligible by completing a California home study. The home study assesses the family’s overall readiness for adoption and their ability to provide a child with a safe, stable and loving home. Bakersfield adoptive families might reach out to a local home study provider like Family Connections Christian Adoptions to learn more about completing this important step.
Bakersfield Foster Care Professionals
American Adoptions is only licensed to complete infant adoptions, and we’re unable to help with foster care placements. However, we’re always happy to connect you with local resources if you’re interested in fostering or in adopting through foster care. Here are a few organizations you might contact if you’re interested in a foster care adoption in Bakersfield, California:
Bakersfield International Adoption Agencies
Thinking about adopting a child from another country? Once you’ve decided which country you plan to adopt from, you’ll next need to decide which international adoption agency in Bakersfield is licensed within that country. Here are the nearest agency options:
If you’re pregnant and making an adoption plan in Bakersfield, or if you’re a hopeful parent chosen by an expectant mother in Bakersfield, the baby will likely arrive in one of these hospitals:
When you’re a pregnant woman, knowing which hospital you’d like to give birth in will be helpful when you create your delivery plan with your adoption specialist.
Bakersfield Court System
When legally finalizing an adoption in Bakersfield, CA, the adoptive parents will attend a short and simple hearing in Kern County. There, the judge will grant the final decree of adoption, and any family or friends can snap a few photos.
Hopeful parents may be traveling to Bakersfield from out of town, or the prospective birth and adoptive families may be meeting in Bakersfield for open adoption visits. No matter the reason for visiting Bakersfield, there will be plenty for you to do during your visit:
Need to learn more about adoption in Bakersfield, CA? Reach out to American Adoptions at any time for free, confidential information with no obligation. Our licensed social workers can answer your questions and help you begin the Bakersfield adoption process whenever you decide you’re ready.
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