Adoption in Ontario, CA
Ontario Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More
For those who are hoping to adopt a child or who need to place a child for adoption in Ontario, Calif., it can be frustrating when you can’t find any Ontario-specific information, professionals or resources. Most of the information you’ve probably come across at this point are just general guides to the California adoption process, which will only get you so far.
That’s why we created this guide to the Ontario adoption process for prospective birth and adoptive families who might need it. Here’s everything you’ll need to get started:
Ontario Adoption Agencies
American Adoptions is one of the foremost national agencies in the U.S., and we’re pretty proud of what we do. We offer everything that prospective birth and adoptive parents need, from counseling to contact facilitation. We’d be happy to help you complete your Ontario adoption. Our national scope allows us to offer a number of outstanding services and benefits you won't find at many smaller, local agencies, including:
- 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
American Adoptions' California offices are located less than an hour away from Ontario, in Los Angeles. So we’re uniquely-equipped to provide all of national-level services with the same local expertise and convenience you'd expect from a smaller, regional professional.
633 West 5th Street
26th and 27th Floors
Los Angeles, CA 90071
We also have an office location in Newport Beach:
4695 MacArthur Ct. 11th Floor
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Contact us now if you’d like to request more information about domestic private infant adoption in Ontario, or if you’re ready to begin your Ontario adoption process with our agency today.
Ontario Adoption Attorneys
Prospective birth and adoptive parents will each need their own experienced Ontario adoption attorney to ensure equal advocacy throughout the required legal steps. When you work with American Adoptions, we’ll refer you to local legal counsel we’ve worked with and trust, so you don’t have to search for an attorney yourself or worry about coordinating with them.
However, if you’re working with a different agency for placement, you may need to find an outside attorney to complete those necessary legal processes. Here are some Ontario-area attorneys who may be able to help:
- Family Law Assistance Center, Inc.
- Haslam & Thorne, APC
- The Law Office of Brian Mayer
- The Law Office of Shelly Jean John
- The Law Offices of Ryan P. McClure
Ontario Home Study Providers
All adoptive families living in Ontario will need to complete a home study before they can be approved to adopt. The home study is an important screening tool that ensures children are being placed into safe and prepared homes, with families who are physically, mentally, and emotionally ready to welcome a child via adoption.
American Adoptions is a licensed home study provider in the state of California. We have streamlined the process to save you time and money – allowing you to focus on the next step of your adoption process. Follow this link to begin your home study and to learn more about the services we offer.
Ontario Foster Care Professionals
American Adoptions is only licensed to complete domestic private infant adoptions, so we’re unable to help with foster care placements. For this path to parenthood, you’ll need to work with an adoption agency in Ontario that is specifically licensed for foster care.
Here are some local organizations that should be able to help you foster or adopt through foster care in Ontario:
- San Bernardino County Children and Family Services
- Ark Homes Foster Family Agency
- Arrowhead Foster Family Agency
- Avant-Garde Foster Family Agency
- Family Connections Christian Adoptions
- Hannah’s Children's Homes
- Mia's Homes Foster Family Agency
- A Tender Love and Care Foster Family Agency
- Walden Family Services
Ontario International Adoption Agencies
Again, American Adoptions is not licensed to complete anything other than private domestic infant adoptions, so we’re unable to complete placements across national borders. International adoptions are declining due to the complexities involved, but if you do wish to complete this type of adoption, you’ll need to work with an appropriately licensed agency in the area, like one of these professionals:
- Family Connections Christian Adoptions
- International Christian Adoptions
- Nightlight Christian Adoptions
If you’re pregnant and creating an adoption plan, you’ll need to consider where you want to receive your medical care and where you want to deliver the baby. When you partner with American Adoptions, your birth parent specialist will guide you through your options and will support you as you choose what’s most comfortable for you.
Some nearby options you might consider include:
Local adoptive parents will spend several months after receiving placement of a child completing post-placement requirements. Only then can they legally finalize the adoption in San Bernardino County court. The adoption finalization hearing itself is short and simple. The judge will grant the final decree of adoption, and then any family and friends in attendance can take a photo to mark the special day.
Your Ontario adoption attorney will walk you through the process beforehand.
Visiting Ontario, California
Between ICPC clearance waits, meeting one another before, during or after placement of their child and open adoption visits in the years to come, the birth and adoptive families (and their child) may spend a lot of time together in Ontario, Calif.
So, having some ideas of things you can do together can be a good start! There are few local attractions to check out in Ontario, as well as in larger cities in the area:
If you have any questions or if you need more information about the Ontario adoption process, contact American Adoptions now. We can help you begin your journey to adoption in Ontario, Calif., whenever you’re ready.
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