Adoption in Downey, CA
Downey Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More
Are you hoping to adopt a child or do you need to learn how to place a baby for adoption in Downey, Calif.? You’ve likely come across plenty of general overviews for the California adoption process, but no Downey-specific guides to help you find the local resources you need to complete the necessary steps.
That’s why we compiled this Downey adoption resource list, which includes everything that prospective birth and adoptive parents will need if they’re planning on beginning the adoption process — attorneys, hospitals, adoption agencies in Downey and more.
If you have any questions about adopting an infant or placing a baby for adoption in Downey, you can always contact us online or by calling 1-800-ADOPTION. Or, start browsing this local list of resources to find what you need:
Downey Adoption Agencies
American Adoptions is better-equipped to help prospective birth and adoptive parents in Downey than any other small, regional agency. That’s because, as one of the leading full-service national agencies, we offer greater reach and more services than any other adoption agency in Downey, Calif.
At the same time, we have local office branches within half an hour of Downey in Los Angeles, so you can expect unparalleled personal attention throughout one of the most important experiences of your life:
American Adoptions — Los Angeles
633 West 5th Street
26th and 27th Floors
Los Angeles, CA 90071
One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a Downey adoption agency to guide you through your journey is the services that they can provide. Some of the services we offer to prospective birth and adoptive parents include:
- A unique financial protection program for hopeful adoptive parents who experience an adoption disruption
- More adoptive families for prospective birth mothers to choose from, which means a better chance of finding the perfect parents for your baby
- An increased number of adoption opportunities, leading to shorter wait times for adoptive families
- Free, 24/7 support and counseling for women facing an unplanned pregnancy
- And more
There are certainly other local adoption agencies near Downey that can help with a private domestic infant adoption, like A Rainbow’s End Adoption Service, Inc. We always encourage pregnant women and hopeful parents to carefully research and compare their options when choosing an agency to help with their adoption in Downey — this is one of the most important journeys of your life, and you deserve the best professional to guide you through the ups and downs.
If you’d like to learn more about pursuing a private domestic infant adoption in Downey through American Adoptions, contact us now. Our social workers are here to answer your questions and to help you get started whenever you’re ready.
Downey Adoption Attorneys
Anyone planning to complete an adoption, whether they’re pregnant and placing a child or they’re hoping to adopt a child, will need to work with an experienced adoption attorney. Each party should have separate legal counsel to ensure fair and equal representation.
Prospective birth and adoptive parents who partner with American Adoptions have access to our referrals for trusted local attorneys in the Downey area, so you wouldn’t have to worry about finding and coordinating with additional professionals on your own. However, if you’re working with a different agency for placement services, you may need to reach out to a local lawyer to help with the legal steps of adoption in Downey, like one of these professionals:
- Steven J. Hoffman Law Offices
- Law Offices Of Cynthia Quintero, APC
- TLD Law
- The Law Offices of Dorothy L. Carfrae
- Morales Law Office
- The Law Office of Elisa Blum
Downey Home Study Providers
Anyone hoping to adopt a child must first be approved through the home study process. This pre-adoptive step reviews the adoptive family’s readiness to welcome a child through adoption, including their physical, financial, mental and emotional preparedness. This process is important for ensuring the safety of children and verifying that they’re going to be placed into loving, stable and ready homes.
Hopeful adoptive families living in Downey will need to complete their California home study through one of these providers who can serve families in Los Angeles County:
- Family Connections Christian Adoptions
- Vista Del Mar Child & Family Services, Inc.
- AAC - Alpha Adoption Centers
Contact them to begin your home study.
Downey Foster Care Professionals
If you’re hoping to adopt a child through foster care, you’ll need to work with an appropriately licensed professional. American Adoptions is only licensed to complete private domestic infant adoptions, so we’re unable to complete foster care placements.
However, if you’re planning to pursue this wonderful way of growing a family, we recommend reaching out to nearby foster care organizations for more information, like one of these professionals:
- Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
- Family Connections Christian Adoptions
- Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children's Services
- Olive Crest
Downey International Adoption Agencies
Again, American Adoptions is unable to place children across national borders, so you’ll need to work with a licensed and experienced international adoption agency if you hope to adopt a child from another country. The demand for international adoption is rapidly declining, but there is one agency in the area that may be able to help if you’re hoping to pursue this path:
Women who are pregnant and considering placing their baby for adoption in Downey will need to create a birth plan. When you contact American Adoptions, you’ll have the guidance of a specialist who can walk you through all your options, so you can create a customized birth plan that you’re comfortable with.
One of the choices in that plan will include where you’d like to deliver and receive pre- and post-natal care. Some local hospital options you might like to explore include:
Downey-area adoptive families who are placed with a child will spend several months completing post-adoption requirements before their adoption finalization hearing is scheduled in Los Angeles County court. The hearing itself is typically very short and simple, and your attorney will walk you through the process beforehand.
At your hearing, the judge will issue a final decree of adoption, and you’ll be able to snap a family photo to mark the important day your child legally joined your family.
When a child is placed for adoption in Downey, Calif., the birth and adoptive families will often spend a good amount of time there together. You may meet each other here before, during and after placement, the adoptive family may need to stay in Downey for ICPC clearance, and you may share open adoption visits here in the years to come.
While you’re in Downey, you might be interested in exploring some local attractions together. Be sure to check out some of these nearby points of interest:
If you have any questions or if you need more information about the process of adoption in Downey, CA, contact American Adoptions now. Whether you want to adopt an infant or place a baby for adoption, we can help you begin your Downey adoption journey whenever you’re ready.
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