Adoption in Burbank, CA
Burbank Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More
Whether you're a pregnant woman considering adoption or a hopeful adoptive parent, it’s likely that you have questions about adoption in Burbank. With so many different places to find information and resources, how do you know what is trustworthy or how much of it really applies to your specific situation?
American Adoptions understands how difficult finding the best information and resources can be, so we have compiled this guide, which covers everything you need for an adoption in Burbank. As a national adoption agency, American Adoptions provides all of the services and resources needed to complete an adoption in Burbank. You can always request information online with our agency, and an adoption specialist will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. In the meantime, continue reading this guide to explore resources available for you Burbank adoption.
Adoption Agencies in Burbank, CA
The adoption agency you choose to work with will ultimately determine your overall experience and outcome. This is why it is so important to choose a professional that is experienced and able to provide all of the services you will need throughout the Burbank adoption process.
As a national agency that has specialized in domestic infant adoptions for nearly 30 years, American Adoptions provides the ability to help you complete your adoption from beginning to end. Offering services that are simply unmatched by smaller, local agencies, when you choose American Adoptions as your adoption professional, you can find comfort in knowing you are working with one of the best agencies in the country. Some of the services we offer prospective birth mothers and adoptive parents include:
Educational resources and prospective birth parent counseling
Financial assistance for prospective birth mothers
Advertising services for adoptive families and help finding an adoption opportunity
24/7 support services
For pregnant women considering adoption and hopeful adoptive parents, American Adoptions is truly your “one-stop shop” to complete your adoption in Burbank. With offices located in California, we are able to provide the expertise and services of a national agency, with the personal, local agency feel. Our nearest office is located at:
633 West 5th Street
26th and 27th Floors
Los Angeles, CA 90071
If you would like to explore other local resources, you may consider contacting these agencies:
Foster Care Adoption in Burbank
At American Adoptions, we work only in private domestic adoptions, but fully understand the life-changing impact foster care and foster care adoptions can provide.
With thousands of children entering the California foster care system each year, adoptive parents can give these children a fresh start in a loving home. Children become available for adoption in Burbank after their parents’ parental rights have been terminated. Oftentimes, these children are older, have special needs or may be part of a sibling group.
Adoptive parents interested in learning more about foster care or foster care adoption should contact one of the following Burbank foster care agencies:
International Adoption in Burbank
For adoptive parents who have always dreamed of adopting a child from another country, international adoption in Burbank provides a great alternative to domestic adoption.
With travel involved and rules and regulations from the United States and also the country which you choose to adopt from, the international adoption process is much more complex than that of domestic adoption. Once you decide where you would prefer to adopt from, it is important to find an agency that is experienced and licensed to help you adopt in that country.
Burbank has plenty of adoption professionals that can help you make your adoption dreams come true. Contact any of the following agencies:
Burbank Adoption Lawyers
No matter if you're a pregnant woman or an adoptive parent completing an adoption in Burbank, you’ll need an adoption attorney to represent you throughout the legal portions of adoption. If you work with American Adoptions, you’ll be referred to a trusted adoption attorney in Burbank.
If you work with an agency that does not provide you with legal representation, you will need to find your own. You may consider contacting any of the following Burbank adoption attorneys:
Home Study Professionals in Burbank
One of the first steps in the Burbank adoption process for a hopeful adoptive parent is completing the adoption home study. The home study is essentially an overview of your readiness to become a parent, based on home visits, background checks and other information. Your home study will have to be completed by a California licensed home study provider.
American Adoptions provides our adoptive parents the resources needed to complete this step, including referrals to local home study professionals. If you have to find a provider on your own, visit 1-800-HOME STUDY to find a professional in the Burbank area.
Burbank Hospitals for Maternity Care and Delivery
If you’re a pregnant woman considering adoption in Burbank, American Adoptions helps you create both an adoption plan and also a hospital plan.
The hospital plan not only covers aspects like where you will be delivering your child and your method of delivery, but also further details, such as who you want in the room, whether you would like time alone with your baby, how you prefer placement to be handled and more. Your adoption specialist will help you to plan every step of how you want the day to go to avoid any confusion or concern when the time comes to deliver.
Adoptive families traveling to Burbank to meet their son or daughter will be informed of the hospital plan and can expect to travel to one of the following hospitals in the Burbank area:
Burbank Adoption Finalization Courts
Before your adoption can be considered complete, it must be finalized. A finalization hearing will be scheduled in the following months after placement occurs. Your adoption specialist and attorney will prepare you for this hearing. During the hearing, a judge will review all documentation and ask questions about how you and your child are adjusting to placement.
Once the judge has the information they are looking for, they will issue a final decree of adoption, meaning your child is a legal member of your family. The hearing is typically brief, and although it may sound intimidating, it is generally considered more of a celebration, with many parents inviting family and friends.
For more information about your finalization hearing, you will need to contact the Los Angeles County superior court.
Oftentimes, when you’re traveling to complete an adoption in Burbank, it may be necessary that you stay for an extended amount of time while the legal aspects of the adoption are completed. This time gives you an opportunity to explore the Burbank area.
Located just a short drive from historic Los Angeles, you are close to so many great attractions and destinations. Here are a few we suggest you visit:
Adoption is a life-changing decision. One you should not have to go through alone. American Adoptions makes sure you have a trusted professional by your side, from beginning to end and well after placement to guide you through every step of the process.
If you have any questions or you’d like to request information about adoption in Burbank with our agency, call 1-800-ADOPTION now to speak to an adoption specialist.
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