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Adoption in Santa Clarita, CA

Santa Clarita Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More

As you research resources for adoption in Santa Clarita, Calif., either as a hopeful adoptive parent or as a pregnant woman considering placing a baby for adoption, you’ll likely be overwhelmed by the general overviews of the California adoption process. This can be helpful, but not as helpful as a list of the best professionals and resources for adoption in Santa Clarita, specifically.

We’ve compiled this guide to help you begin your Santa Clarita adoption journey and find what you need, including agencies, attorneys, home study services and more.

Santa Clarita Adoption Agencies

As a national, full-service adoption agency, American Adoptions is equipped to help pregnant women and hopeful adoptive parents in Santa Clarita, throughout California and throughout the U.S. We provide all the services that you’ll need to complete an adoption in Santa Clarita, from pre-adoption counseling all the way to post-adoption communication support. We’d be honored to guide you through one of the most important experiences of your life.

We know that we’re not your only choice when it comes to professionals, and there are several local adoption agencies in Santa Clarita and the surrounding area that may be able to help. However, American Adoptions is able to offer a number of services and benefits that these smaller local agencies just can’t match, 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

That being said, there is another major perk of working with American Adoptions for your Santa Clarita adoption — our California offices are located right here in the Los Angeles metro. That means you can take advantage of all of the benefits listed above without sacrificing the local convenience and friendly service of working with a regional California agency. Our Los Angeles office is located at:

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

We caution you to research all of your options carefully, and to choose the Santa Clarita 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.

Santa Clarita Adoption Attorneys

Whether you’re pregnant and placing a child for adoption in Santa Clarita, CA, or you’re hoping to adopt a child, you’ll need to individually work with an experienced adoption attorney. Your lawyer will walk you through the complex legal steps, make sure that you’re fully informed and comfortable throughout the process and ensure that everything is completed safely and correctly.

American Adoptions can refer you to a local attorney we’ve worked with and trust, and you won’t need to  find your own legal counsel. However, if you’re working with another professional for placement and need to find a lawyer on your own, some Santa Clarita attorneys that may be able to help with the legal steps include:

Santa Clarita Home Study Providers

Anyone who hopes to adopt a child must complete a home study first. The home study assesses a family’s physical, mental, and emotional readiness to welcome a child through adoption, and is necessary for the safety and protection of children.

Santa Clarita residents will need to work with a California-licensed home study provider for this important pre-adoption step. There are several Los Angeles County home study professionals who should be able to help you get started with this process, including:

Santa Clarita Foster Care Professionals

American Adoptions is not licensed to complete foster care adoptions, but we’re always happy to refer you to local professionals who can help you with this type of adoption in Santa Clarita, Calif. If you’re interested in fostering or adopting a child through foster care, reach out to one of these organizations for more information:

Santa Clarita International Adoption Agencies

Due to the legal complexities, international adoption is becoming increasingly rare. However, if you do decide that you want to pursue this option, you’ll need to work with an experienced and licensed professional. The nearest such agencies to Santa Clarita include:

Santa Clarita Hospitals

If you’re pregnant and considering placing a baby for adoption in Santa Clarita, you’ll want to create a birth plan with the help of an American Adoptions specialist. That birth plan will outline things like where and how you want to deliver, who you want with you and more. So, you’ll likely want to start thinking about the hospital that you’d want to be in.

Some options that may be convenient for Santa Clarita residents include:

Santa Clarita Courts

Adoptive parents who have been placed with a baby will typically need to wait a few months and then will legally finalize their adoption in Los Angeles County court. The adoption finalization hearing is the last step. The hearing is quick and simple — a judge will grant the final decree of adoption, and you can take a family photo to mark the important occasion.

Visiting Santa Clarita

Whether it’s for open adoption visits or for placement and ICPC clearance, you might be spending some time in Santa Clarita even if you’re not from around here. Familiarizing yourself with local entertainment options that you can enjoy together can be helpful.

There is plenty to do in the Santa Clarita area, including:

Have some questions about the Santa Clarita, 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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