Adoption in Costa Mesa, CA
Costa Mesa Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More
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Planning to begin the process of adoption in Costa Mesa, Calif.? Whether you’re hoping to adopt a child or you need to learn how to place a baby for adoption in Costa Mesa, you’ll need to find the appropriate local resources. That includes the best professionals and adoption agencies in Costa Mesa.
So, instead of a general overview of the California adoption process, we created this guide and list of resources that is specific to the Costa Mesa area. Prospective birth and adoptive parents can find everything they’ll need to complete an adoption in Costa Mesa in this list.
Costa Mesa Adoption Agencies
As one of the leading full-service national agencies, American Adoptions is uniquely equipped to help prospective birth and adoptive parents in the Costa Mesa area. That’s thanks to the combination of our national scope and our local offices, the nearest of which is less than an hour away in Los Angeles:
American Adoptions — Los Angeles
633 West 5th Street
26th and 27th Floors
Los Angeles, CA 90071
We have more than 25 years’ worth of experience bringing together prospective birth and adoptive families throughout the United States. We’re able to provide you with everything you need to complete an adoption in Costa Mesa, with more services than the average regional agency, including:
- 24/7 availability to prospective birth parents considering their options
- An industry-leading risk-sharing program that protects adoptive parents’ finances if an adoption opportunity doesn’t work out
- A larger number of adoptive parents across the country, so prospective birth parents have a better chance of finding the perfect family for their babies
- Shorter wait times for hopeful adoptive parents
- And more
You could work with a smaller local adoption agency in Costa Mesa, the nearest of which include A is 4 Adoption or Forever After Adoptions. But we encourage you to research and compare your options carefully when selecting the professional you want guiding you through such a life-changing journey.
If you’re interested in learning more about American Adoptions and the private domestic infant adoption services we can provide for your adoption in Costa Mesa, give us a call at 1-800-ADOPTION or request more free information online. We’re always here if you have any questions.
Costa Mesa Adoption Attorneys
In order to complete the necessary legal steps in your Costa Mesa adoption, you’ll need to work with an experienced adoption attorney. Prospective birth and adoptive parents will need to be represented by separate attorneys to ensure that everyone’s needs are advocated for fairly and equally.
When you work with American Adoptions, we’ll connect you to local attorneys we know and trust, so you don’t have to worry about coordinating with an additional professional. However, for those who are partnering with a different adoption agency in Costa Mesa for their placement, you’ll likely need to reach out to one of these family law representatives to help you complete those legal steps:
- Bohm Wildish & Matsen, LLP
- Beckerman Anderson, APC
- Shawn Golesorkhi, Attorney at Law
- The Law Office of Roxana Shayan
- Snell & Wilmer, LLP
- The Law Offices of Robert V. Faust II
Costa Mesa Home Study Providers
Families who live in Costa Mesa must complete a California home study before they will be approved to adopt a child. The home study is one of the most important ways professionals make sure that a home (and family) is safe and prepared to welcome a child via adoption — financially, mentally and emotionally.
For this pre-adoptive step, you’ll need to contact a home study provider that serves Orange County, like Family Connections Christian Adoptions or AAC - Alpha Adoption Centers. They’ll be able to walk you through the necessary processes, so you can move forward in your Costa Mesa adoption journey.
Costa Mesa Foster Care Professionals
American Adoptions is only licensed to complete private domestic infant placements, so we’re unable to help with foster care adoptions. However, if you are hoping to foster or adopt a child through foster care in the Costa Mesa area, you can reach out to one of these local professionals to learn more about this wonderful way of building a family:
- Orange County Department of Child and Family Services
- Family Connections Christian Adoptions
- ABC Foster Family Agency
Costa Mesa International Adoption Agencies
International adoptions are continuing to decline, but if you are still interested in adopting a child internationally, you’ll need to work with an adoption agency in Costa Mesa that is licensed to complete a placement across national borders. This is the nearest agency that can help — contact them for more information:
Costa Mesa Hospitals
If you’re pregnant and creating an adoption plan through American Adoptions, your specialist will help you to customize your preferred birth plan. A birth plan outlines how and where you want to deliver the baby, who you want with you as a support team and more.
It can be helpful to start thinking about where you’d like to receive your pre- and post-natal health care, as well as labor and delivery. Some options in the Costa Mesa area you might consider include:
- College Hospital Costa Mesa
- Hoag Hospital
- UCI Health Women's Healthcare Center
- Orange Coast Medical Center
Costa Mesa Courts
When adoptive families in Costa Mesa receive placement of their new child, they’ll need to complete post-adoption requirements for the next several months before their adoption finalization hearing is scheduled in Orange County court.
The finalization hearing itself is short and simple, with the judge issuing the final decree of adoption and then allowing any present friends or family members to take a photo of the occasion. Your attorney will help walk you through this process beforehand.
Visiting Costa Mesa
When a Costa Mesa adoption occurs, the birth and adoptive families will likely spend quite a bit of time together here. You may meet one another before, during or after placement in Costa Mesa, the adoptive family may stay in town for any necessary ICPC clearances, and you may all meet up here for open adoption visits in the years to come.
Whatever your reason for visiting the Costa Mesa area, you may want to learn about some activities you can do together during your time here, like:
- Noguchi Garden
- Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
- Lyon Air Museum
- Orange County Museum of Art
- Balboa Pier
Need to learn more about adoption in Costa Mesa, California? Contact our specialists today for free, confidential information with no obligation. Our licensed social workers can answer any questions you may have and help you begin your Costa Mesa adoption process.
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