Adoption in Pomona, CA
Pomona Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More
Because adoption can seem a bit overwhelming and complex, it is important to have the right information, from a trusted resource. But, for those researching adoption options on their own, knowing where to start or which options are the best for you can be difficult to determine.
This is exactly why we have compiled this helpful guide.
Below, find the Pomona adoption resources you may be looking for as you begin your adoption journey. Remember: American Adoptions’ team is always available to help when you contact us online.
Adoption Agencies in Pomona, CA
If you’re considering domestic adoption in Pomona, you have the option of working with a national or local agency. Both national and local agencies offer great services that are beneficial to the overall success and experience of your adoption. Choosing which type to work with ultimately depends on which you are most comfortable with and which option best aligns with the goals for your adoption in Pomona.
National adoption agencies can help you complete an adoption in Pomona from beginning to end. Because of their ability to offer services from start to finish and locate adoption opportunities in a shorter period of time, national agencies are generally preferred over local ones
As one of the most experienced national adoption agencies, American Adoptions is equipped to help hopeful adoptive parents in Pomona, as well as expectant parents placing a child for adoption in Pomona, Calif. Our wide-reaching, full range of services can help you complete every step of the Pomona adoption process from the start to end.
What services do we include?
- 24/7 counseling and education for women considering adoption
- Assistance creating adoptive family profiles
- Financial support for prospective birth mothers
- Shorter average wait times for adoptive families
- Personalized case management and support
- Post-placement counseling and support
- And more
We specialize in private domestic infant adoption. By providing all of the services needed to ensure your adoption is being completed legally and efficiently, American Adoptions helps take the stress off your shoulders. With an office just a short drive from Pomona, we can offer a national expertise and network with a local, personalized feel.
Our Los Angeles office is located at:
633 West 5th Street
26th and 27th Floors
Los Angeles, CA 90071
If you’re interested in our agency services, you can always talk to an adoption specialist now at 1-800-ADOPTION or request free adoption information online.
We know you might be considering local professionals, too. Some other adoption agencies serving the Pomona area include:
Foster Care Adoption in Pomona
When a child is placed in the California foster care system, they do not become eligible for adoption unless their biological parents lose their parental rights. The child will be placed with a foster family until social services can determine the next steps.
The primary goal of foster care is to reunite the child with their parents, but this is not always possible. Foster care adoption is a great opportunity to provide a child a new start, with a safe and loving home.
Foster children range in age, gender and race; come from sibling groups; or may have special needs. Those considering becoming a foster parent or fostering to adopt should contact the following local resources:
- Family Connections Christian Adoptions
- Orange County Social Services
- Our Small World Foster Family Agency
- Smiles and Tears
International Adoption in Pomona
For an adoptive parent hoping to adopt a child from another country, working with one of the international adoption agencies in Pomona would be the best place to start.
Because of the strict rules and regulations in place for international adoption, a Hague-accredited agency will keep you on track. But, before making any decisions, you need to determine the country from which you would like to adopt. This will determine which agencies are able to help you achieve your goals of intercountry adoption.
Pomona Adoption Lawyers
American Adoptions connects our prospective birth and adoptive parents to legal representation through our network of trusted adoption attorneys. If you choose to work with an agency that does not facilitate legal representation, you will need to research your Pomona adoption attorney options individually.
Local Pomona adoption attorneys include:
Home Study Professionals in Pomona
A home study is required for all prospective adoptive parents. The home study gauges your readiness to become a parent with home visits, background checks, interviews with all residents of your home and more.
Your home study provider will need to be licensed in the state of California. 1-800-HOMESTUDY can help put you in touch with professionals near Pomona, such as:
- Family Connections Christian Adoptions
- AAC – Alpha Adoption Centers
- Vista Del Mar Child & Family Services, Inc.
Pomona Hospitals for Maternity Care and Delivery
For expectant mothers creating an adoption plan with American Adoptions, creating a hospital plan will be part of the adoption process. Finding the best hospital to deliver your child is important. Ironing out the details of delivery prior to giving birth is equally as important.
Having a hospital plan will help eliminate any stress or confusion when the time comes. Your hospital plan will address:
- Who you would like in the room
- If you would like to have interaction with the adoptive family
- Who will hold the baby first
- How much time you want alone with the baby
- And more
Your adoption specialist will answer any questions or concerns you may have about the time prior, to, during and after delivery.
Local Pomona hospitals you might consider for your maternity needs include:
- Orange County - Anaheim Medical Center
3440 E La Palma Ave
Anaheim, CA 92806
- Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
1798 N Garey Ave
Pomona, CA 91767
Pomona Adoption Finalization Courts
Adoptions in Pomona will need to be finalized in your local circuit court. Adoptive families are often required to be in attendance.
During your adoption finalization hearing, a judge will review all documentation and information acquired from your home study. They will ask you multiple questions to understand how you and your child are adapting to your new placement. Once the judge approves, a final decree of adoption will be issued. At this point, your child will legally be recognized as a member of your family and your adoption will be complete.
You can learn more about where you’ll be finalizing your Pomona adoption at the Los Angeles County Circuit Court Clerk website.
Tourism Sports for Your Adoption in Pomona
Adoptive families pursuing adoption in Pomona or traveling to meet a prospective birth mother here may want to explore the area. Just a short drive outside of Los Angeles, Pomona offers plenty of sights and attractions, such as:
- Getty Center
- Griffith Observatory
- Hollywood Sign
- La Brea Tar Pits
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Although adoption is complete after finalization, your journey is really just beginning. Pomona adoption specialists will be by your side throughout the entire process and even after placement occurs, in case you have any questions along the way.
Take your time and research your options thoroughly. When you are ready, take the next step and call 1-800-ADOPTION to talk to a Pomona adoption specialist. You can also request information online.
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