Adoption in Boulder, CO
Boulder Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More
Choosing the right adoption professional is one of the first, and most difficult steps, of your entire Boulder adoption process. The professional you choose will ultimately dictate the overall experience and outcome of your adoption. Boulder has a variety of local adoption resources available to you, whether you’re a couple hoping to adopt or a pregnant woman considering adoption in Colorado.
But how do you know where to start?
The answer is not as difficult as it seems: start with American Adoptions.
As a national adoption agency, we will be by your side from the beginning to the end of the Boulder adoption process. As a full-service adoption agency, we act as your primary point of contact, so you don’t have to worry about finding and coordinating multiple resources on your own.
No matter where you are at in the adoption process, whether you are ready to create an adoption plan or are just beginning your research, you can always call 1-800-ADOPTION for free information on our domestic adoption programs.
Until then, we’ve compiled a list of Boulder adoption agencies, attorneys and other local resources in case you would like to explore other options in the area.
Adoption Agencies in Boulder, Colorado
National adoption agencies such as American Adoptions offer the full range of services that you’ll need to complete a domestic adoption in Boulder. With a national index of resources available, we have access to a larger network of adoptive families and prospective birth mothers; and can usually locate adoption opportunities quicker than smaller adoption agencies in Boulder, in general, large, national agencies are able to provide more services than a smaller, local agency.
Some of the services American Adoptions offers include:
24/7 support and counseling services for pregnant women
Professionally produced adoption profiles/video kits for adoptive families
Financial assistance for prospective birth mothers
Adoption planning and education
So much more
American Adoptions has been one of the nation's top domestic adoption agencies for more than 25 years and has helped play a part in thousands of adoptions. We pride ourselves on offering the expertise of a national agency, with the personal feel of a local agency.
If you would prefer to pursue other local adoption agencies in Boulder, some of your options include:
Foster Care Adoption in Boulder
Foster care adoption provides a great opportunity for adoptive parents with fewer preferences on age or background for their child. Children who are a part of the foster system tend to be older, come from sibling groups or may have special needs.
The goal of the Colorado foster care system is for the children to be reunited with biological family, but this is not always a possibility. When parents lose their parental rights, the child becomes eligible for adoption. Even though American Adoptions does not work in foster care adoption, we fully support anyone who feels foster care or foster care adoption is the right fit.
If you would like to pursue becoming a foster parent or want to complete a foster care adoption in Boulder, contact any of these resources to begin your journey:
International Adoption in Boulder
Although the numbers are decreasing, each year, thousands of American families grow through international adoption. With different rules and regulations than domestic adoption, the international adoption process is long and complicated.
American Adoptions specializes in domestic infant adoptions and cannot complete international adoptions in Boulder. You will want the assistance of a trusted international adoption agency to guide you through this complex process. If you are looking for international adoption information in the Boulder area, these agencies can help make your international adoption dreams come true:
Boulder Adoption Lawyers
Every adoption must involve a Colorado adoption attorney. This representation ensures all steps of the adoption process are being completed legally and ethically. When working with American Adoptions, we will refer you to legal counsel through our nationwide network of trusted adoption attorneys.
If you work with a different agency that does not provide this service, you will need to find your own legal representation. You may consider contacting any of these local Boulder adoption attorneys:
Home Study Professionals in Boulder
No matter which type of adoption an adoptive parent decides they would like to pursue, a completed home study by a Colorado-licensed home study provider is required in order to proceed to the next step in the Boulder adoption process.
The home study evaluates your preparation and readiness to become a parent, based on information gathered in interviews, background checks and home visits. If you are working with American Adoptions, we can refer you to trusted providers for your home study services. If, however, you are working with an agency that does not provide this service, you will need to find a professional on your own by visiting 1-800-HOMESTUDY.
Boulder Hospitals for Maternity Care and Delivery
When you work with American Adoptions as an expectant mother considering adoption, we help you create a birth plan so you are prepared when it’s time for your hospital stay. Having this plan in place helps eliminate unnecessary stress or confusion when the time comes to deliver. Where you will deliver your baby, who will be in the room, if you would like any alone time with the child and how much interaction you would prefer with the adoptive family are just some of the situations covered in your hospital plan.
It is important to remember that medical costs associated with pregnancy, delivery, prenatal care and post-delivery care are covered for women choosing adoption with American Adoptions.
Here are some hospitals to consider adding to your hospital plan that are in the Boulder area:
Boulder Adoption Finalization Courts
The finalization hearing generally takes place around six months after placement has occurred and is the last step of the Boulder adoption process. During the hearing, the judge will review all home study documentation and ask you questions about how everyone is adapting to the placement. Once they approve, the judge will issue a final decree of adoption, and your child will be legally recognized as a member of your family.
You will need to work with your adoption attorney to schedule a finalization hearing, which will take place in the Boulder County court system.
If you live outside of Colorado and are traveling to Boulder for your adoption, odds are you will have some free time while you wait for Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children clearance. Luckily, Colorado is a great state with so many different activities to choose from. Here are some things to do in the Boulder area while you wait:
Adoption is such a selfless decision with a life-changing outcome. Whenever you feel you are ready, call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with an adoption specialist or request more free information to start your Boulder adoption journey today.
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