Adoption in Murrieta, CA
Murrieta Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More
Whether you’re a hopeful adoptive parent or a pregnant woman considering adoption for her baby, researching resources for adoption in Murrieta, Calif., can be difficult when most of the guides are for the general California adoption process. It can be hard to find Murrieta-specific information and professionals to help you in your Murrieta adoption journey.
That’s why we created this local resource guide. Prospective birth and adoptive parents can find everything they’ll need to complete an adoption in Murrieta right here.
Murrieta Adoption Agencies
Choosing an experienced adoption agency in Murrieta to guide you through a life-changing journey is going to be one of the most important decisions you make. As one of the foremost full-service national agencies, American Adoptions has been trusted with this most-important task for more than 25 years.
Our national scope and size allows us to offer services that smaller regional adoption agencies in Murrieta can’t, while our local office branches help provide you with the personalized level of care that you deserve. Our Los Angeles location is just an hour away:
American Adoptions — Los Angeles
633 West 5th Street
26th and 27th Floors
Los Angeles, CA 90071
We’re able to offer services that most other local adoption agencies in Murrieta can’t, including:
- Shorter wait times for hopeful adoptive parents
- 24/7 counseling and support for pregnant women exploring their options
- Financial protection for adoptive parents in the event of an adoption disruption
- Video profiles to give prospective birth mothers the opportunity to see potential adoptive parents “in action”
- And more
There are, of course, some other local options to consider when choosing an agency — the nearest of which is Unique Adoptions.
We caution you to research all of your options carefully, and to choose the Murrieta adoption agency that you feel will be best-equipped to guide and support you through something so important. If you are interested in learning more about American Adoptions and our services, you can reach us any time at 1-800-ADOPTION or request free information online.
Murrieta Adoption Attorneys
Prospective birth and adoptive parents must work with an experienced adoption attorney to complete the necessary legal requirements. The two parties should be individually represented to ensure fair and equal guidance.
American Adoptions can refer you to trusted attorneys in your area, so you won’t have to worry about coordinating with multiple professionals on your own. However, if you’re completing a placement through a different professional, you’ll need to find an attorney on your own. Here are some local options you can reach out to for more information:
- King Law Firm Attorneys at Law, Inc.
- The Law Offices of Eliana Phelps
- Penna Coker, A Family Law Firm
- Singleton Smith Law Offices
- Tate Law Group
- Catherine A. Vincent, Attorney at Law
- The Grey Legal Group, APC
- The Law Offices of Michael D. Iverson
- Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich
- Holstrom, Block & Parke, A Professional Law Corporation
- Tran Law Offices
Murrieta Home Study Providers
All hopeful adoptive families residing in the Murrieta area must complete a California home study before they’re cleared to adopt. Every adoptive parent in the U.S. must meet this important pre-adoption screening requirement. The home study process verifies that the home (and the family) are safe and are ready to welcome a child through adoption — physically, financially, mentally and emotionally.
Murrieta Foster Care Professionals
Although American Adoptions is only licensed to complete private domestic infant placements, we’re always happy to refer families who are hoping to foster or adopt a child through foster care to the appropriately licensed professionals.
If you’re interested in creating a family through a foster care adoption, contact one of these local organizations to learn more:
- The County of Riverside Department of Public Social Services - Children’s Services Division
- Family Connections Christian Adoptions
- Hugs Foster Family Agency
Murrieta International Adoption Agencies
Similarly, you’ll need to work with an agency that is licensed to complete international placements if you’re hoping to adopt a child from another country. Although this family-building method is rapidly decreasing in popularity, there is still one local professional who may be able to help if your heart is set on international adoption:
When you’re pregnant and thinking about adoption for your baby, you’ll need to consider where you want to receive your pre- and post-natal medical care and where you plan on delivering. If you contact American Adoptions, your specialist can help you to create a personal birth plan that outlines all of your preferences.
In the meantime, you might start researching these nearby locations as you create your Murrieta adoption plan:
- Rancho Springs Medical Center
- Temecula Valley Hospital
- Loma Linda University Medical Center - Murrieta
When a Murrieta adoptive family receives placement of a child, they’ll spend the next few months completing the post-adoption requirements through their home study provider. Then, an adoption finalization hearing will be scheduled in Riverside County court.
That hearing is short and simple. The judge issues a final decree of adoption, and your friends and family can take a photo to mark the important day. Your attorney will help walk you through the completion of this final legal step beforehand.
Children who are placed for adoption in Murrieta may spend some time here with their birth and adoptive families in the years to come. Pre- and post-placement meetings will likely occur here, as will any necessary ICPC clearance waits for the adoptive family and future open adoption visits, too.
If you plan on spending time together in the Murrieta area, it can be helpful to consider a few activities you can all enjoy, like these nearby attractions:
- Miramonte Winery
- Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Preserve
- Mulligan Family Fun Center- Murrieta
- California Dreamin' Balloon Adventures
- Get a Clue Room Escape, Escape Room
Have some questions about the Murrieta, CA, adoption process? Ready to get started? Contact American Adoptions now for free, confidential and no-obligation information. Our licensed social workers are here to answer your questions and can help you begin the process whenever you’re ready.
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