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Adoption in Long Beach, CA

Long Beach Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More

It can be tough to quickly and efficiently find all the information and resources you need when you’re looking into the Long Beach adoption process. Learning about the overall process of adoption in California can be beneficial, but it’s not always applicable to your situation.

We know how anxious the early stages of adoption can make you feel. Sometimes you just need a list of local resources and helpful tips for your specific area. So we compiled that list for you and made things a little easier.

Here is everything you’ll need to complete an adoption in Long Beach, California — whether you’re pregnant and thinking about placing your baby for adoption, or you’re hoping to adopt a baby in Long Beach.

Long Beach Adoption Agencies

As a full-service national adoption agency, American Adoptions is confident in our ability to help Long Beach residents reach their adoption goals. We can provide all the services you need for a successful adoption, including pregnancy options counseling, connecting waiting adoptive families with pregnant women choosing adoption, guiding prospective birth and adoptive families throughout open adoptions and more. And, because of our size and scope, we also offer a number of services and benefits that many local Long Beach adoption agencies just can't match, including: 

  • Free, 24/7 support and unbiased counseling for prospective birth parents and women facing an unplanned pregnancy 
  • Financial protection for adoptive families in the event of an adoption disruption
  • Financial support for prospective birth parents to assist with adoption-related pregnancy expenses
  • Shorter average wait times for adoptive parents
  • More adoptive families for prospective birth mothers to choose from, increasing your chances of finding the perfect fit
  • And more

But just because we're a big, national agency, that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice local quality and convenience to enjoy these benefits. In fact, we can offer the same local knowledge and convenience as any smaller, regional agency, because our California offices are right next door in sunny Los Angeles. We are located at: 

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

Whether you’re pregnant and considering adoption in Long Beach, or you’re hoping to adopt a child, we’re here to help. Give us a call at 1-800-ADOPTION or request free, zero-obligation information here to learn more.

Long Beach Adoption Attorneys

When you complete an adoption in Long Beach, Calif., you’ll need to work with an experienced attorney who can walk you through the required legal steps and explain any document before you sign it.

American Adoptions is always able to connect you with one of our trusted attorneys if you need a referral, but you’re welcome to work with whoever you’re comfortable with. Some Long Beach adoption lawyers you can reach out to include:

Long Beach Home Study Providers

Before hopeful adoptive parents can be matched in an adoption opportunity with a prospective birth mother, they need to complete a California home study. The home study makes sure that the family is ready to adopt a child — emotionally as well as practically.

In the Long Beach area, adoptive families often work with home study professionals like these:

Long Beach Foster Care Professionals

Although American Adoptions is unable to complete foster care adoption placements, we’re always happy to connect people with local foster care professionals. If you want to learn more about becoming a foster parent or about adopting from foster care in Long Beach, get in touch with one of these organizations:

Long Beach International Adoption Agencies

If you’re considering adopting a child from another country, you’ll need to work with an international adoption agency in Long Beach. First, you’ll need to decide which country you plan on adopting from. Then, choose an agency like one of these local providers who is able to complete an adoption within that specific country:

Long Beach Hospitals

A pregnant woman who is placing a child for adoption in Long Beach will create a birth plan that she feels comfortable with, including choosing where she wants to give birth. The adoptive family is there to support her during her labor, so they may need to travel to that hospital.

Some of the maternity hospitals around the Long Beach area that may be conveniently located include:

Long Beach Court System

When legally finalizing an adoption in Long Beach, Calif., the final steps usually take place in the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse. This usually takes place a few months after the baby is placed with his or her adoptive parents, and the process is very quick and simple. Friends and family members are all welcome to attend and can even snap a few photos of the big day.

Long Beach Tourism

If the adoptive family is in California completing an interstate adoption, they’ll need to stick around Long Beach for ICPC clearances, and they may have some time on their hands. Or, prospective birth and adoptive parents might be getting together in Long Beach for visits and want to plan a couple fun activities. There are some interesting places to explore in Long Beach, including:

Want to learn more about the Long Beach adoption process? Contact us now to ask a licensed social worker questions and get the information you need.

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