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Adoption in Fontana, CA

Fontana Adoption Agencies, Attorneys and More

Deciding to start the adoption process is rarely an easy choice. Not being able to find local resources for adoption in Fontana can make that decision more stressful. There’s plenty of general information out there for adoption in California but less so when it comes to the specific Fontana adoption process.

So, we created this guide to help. Whether you’re a hopeful parent or a pregnant woman considering adoption in Fontana, California, the following information will help you find whatever you need.

Fontana Adoption Agencies

Most prospective birth and adoptive parents choose to work with full-service national agencies for a number of reasons, but mostly for the increased number of services these professionals are able to provide. American Adoptions is one of the leading professionals of this kind, and we’re known for our tireless and compassionate commitment to our birth and adoptive families throughout their journeys and for the rest of their lives. We handle everything from counseling to post-adoption communication support. Here are just a few of the services we offer that most local professionals just can't match: 

  • Free, 24/7 access to professional adoption services, information and support for women facing an unplanned pregnancy 
  • Financial protection for hopeful adoptive parents in the event of an adoption disruption
  • Nationwide advertising and a greater number of adoption opportunities, giving prospective birth mothers more families to choose from and resulting in shorter wait times for adoptive families
  • And much more

And, because American Adoptions' California offices are located less than an hour away from Fontana, in Los Angeles, we can provide all of these services with the same local expertise and convenience you'd expect from a smaller, regional professional. Our LA offices are located at: 

633 West 5th Street
26th and 27th Floors
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Contact us now or call 1-800-ADOPTION if you’d like to request more information, or if you’re ready to begin your Fontana adoption process today.

Fontana Adoption Attorneys

Both expectant parents and adoptive parents will need to work with an experienced adoption attorney. When you’re completing a Fontana, California, adoption, your legal representative will guide you through the complex legal steps and make sure that you fully understand and consent to everything that happens.

If you’d like a referral to a trusted attorney, American Adoptions can always put you in touch with representation. If you have your own preferred Fontana, CA, adoption attorney, you’re certainly welcome to hire them. Some nearby attorneys who may be able to help you with this include:

Fontana Foster Care Professionals

Although American Adoptions isn’t licensed to complete foster care placements, we’re happy to refer you to local organizations that may be able to help you become a foster parent or complete a foster care adoption in Fontana. Contact one of these Fontana-area foster care service providers for more information:

Fontana Home Study Providers

In order to be eligible to adopt in Fontana, CA, a local adoptive family must first be approved through a California home study. The home study is an important step that assesses a family’s readiness for the unique journey of adoption and also makes sure that they’re capable of providing a child with a safe, stable and loving home.

For adoptive families living in the Fontana area, home study providers like Family Connections Christian Adoptions or AAC - Alpha Adoption Centers should be able to help you complete this pre-adoption process.

Fontana International Adoption Agencies

If you’re considering adopting a child from another country, you’ll need to work with an international adoption agency in Fontana, CA. Be sure that the professional you choose is licensed to complete placements through the country of your choice. Some nearby options that may be able to help you with this type of adoption in Fontana include:

Fontana Hospitals

A pregnant woman who is making an adoption plan for her child in Fontana will have a lot of decisions to make. Where do you want to deliver your baby? Do you want the adoptive family you’ve chosen to be there with you?

The adoptive parents often travel to an expectant mother’s preferred hospital to support her during her labor and to join her in welcoming the baby.

If you live in the Fontana area, here are some convenient hospitals you could center your birth plan on:

Fontana Courts

Several months after a baby is placed with his or her adoptive parents, an adoption in Fontana is legally finalized and a judge grants a final decree of adoption. This happens with a simple and short hearing in a San Bernadino County court, where friends and family can attend and take a few photos together.

Visiting Fontana

The adoptive family might be here from out-of-state for placement and need to find some ways to spend their time during ICPC clearance. The birth and adoptive families might regularly meet up in Fontana for open adoption visits and want some ideas for kid-friendly activities. Whatever the reason for being in town, there’s always something to do, like:

If you have any questions or if you need more information about the Fontana adoption process, contact American Adoptions now. We can help you begin your adoption journey whenever you’re ready.

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