Adoption in Pueblo, CO
Pueblo Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More
When it comes to adoption in Pueblo, finding the right resources to guide you through the process is very important — but is also sometimes a difficult task.
American Adoptions is a national, full-service agency with over 25 years of experience. We can complete your adoption in Pueblo from start to finish and refer you to any additional local adoption resources you might require. For more information about adoption in Pueblo with our agency, please call 1-800-ADOPTION or request more information online.
Until then, use the guide below to find everything you need for your adoption in Pueblo.
Adoption Agencies in Pueblo, Colorado
Given the expertise and services provided, national adoption agencies like American Adoptions are the best option for domestic infant adoptions in Pueblo. Although smaller, local agencies provide great support, they cannot match the same range of services provided to complete a private infant adoption in Pueblo. American Adoptions offers services such as:
Free, 24/7 support for women facing an unplanned pregnancy and exploring their options
Financial protection for adoptive parents in case an adoption faces a disruption
More adoptive families for prospective birth parents to choose from, increasing the chances of finding a family for their baby
More adoption opportunities for waiting families, leading to shorter adoption wait times
Financial support for prospective birth parents to cover adoption-related pregnancy expenses
American Adoptions provides national exposure and reach, but with the local and personal feel of a hometown agency. It is the best of both worlds.
You may also choose to work with local agencies. Consider the following Pueblo adoption professionals:
Foster Care Adoption in Pueblo
Foster care and fostering to adopt are great domestic adoption alternatives for adoptive families who have fewer preferences on the age or background of their child. The majority of children in the Colorado foster care system are older, may have special needs or come from sibling groups.
The ultimate goal of foster care is to reunite these children with their biological parents, but, unfortunately, this is not always a possibility and some parents lose their parental rights. In these situations, the child becomes eligible for adoption in Pueblo.
Foster care adoption in Pueblo provides a life-changing opportunity for both the child being adopted and the parents whose dreams of expanding their family are finally coming true. If you would like to pursue foster care adoption, contact the following professionals:
International Adoption in Pueblo
Although American Adoptions specializes in domestic infant adoptions and does not complete international adoptions, we fully support the opportunity it provides adoptive parents who are hoping to grow their families with a child from another country.
The international process is much more complex than other types of adoption. Given the different requirements and regulations depending on the country, and the multiple governments involved; you want to have a professional that is well-versed on adoptions in the country you choose. It is suggested that you adopt from a Hague-compliant country to ensure the adoption is being completed ethically and legally.
The following international adoption agencies in can provide you with more information about how to adopt in Pueblo internationally:
Pueblo Adoption Lawyers
Legal representation is always required throughout the Pueblo adoption process. Through our network of trusted professionals, American Adoptions connects our clients with the legal representation that they'll need for their adoption, but not all agencies provide this service or have the vast index of adoption attorneys that we have.
Your attorney will help you with everything from adoption consent to finalization. They will be by your side to make sure all steps in the process are being completed legally. If you work with an agency that does not refer you to an attorney and need to find your own, you may consider the following Pueblo adoption attorneys:
Home Study Professionals in Pueblo
No matter which type of adoption you wish to pursue, all hopeful parents must first be approved through the home study process by a Colorado licensed provider. The home study is a reflection of your readiness and preparation to become a parent, based on information obtained during home visits, background checks, interviews with family members and more.
This is generally the longest portion of the Pueblo adoption process, so it’s important to start whenever you're ready. To get the ball rolling on your home study, you’ll need to contact one of the following Colorado home study professionals for more information:
Pueblo Hospitals for Maternity Care and Delivery
Creating a hospital plan is an important part of the adoption process for an expectant mother working with American Adoptions. The hospital plan can help eliminate any confusion or concern and help you feel more prepared when the time comes to deliver.
Determining where you will deliver, who will be allowed in the delivery room and other details all help make the delivery go as smooth as possible. Once the hospital plan is created, your specialist will make sure the staff and adoptive family are aware of your wishes.
Here are a few options for hospitals in or around Pueblo you could include in your Pueblo adoption hospital plan:
Pueblo Adoption Finalization Courts
To complete your adoption in Pueblo you must complete a finalization hearing. Your local district court holds jurisdiction over adoptions in the state of Colorado. In the months following placement, you will need to speak with your adoption attorney about scheduling your court date.
During your hearing, a judge will review all home study documentation and inquire information about how you and your child are adapting to placement. Once the judge reaches a verdict in your favor, they will issue a final decree of adoption — which at this point means your child is legally recognized as a member of your family.
Your hearing will take place through the Pueblo County Court System.
With the beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, Pueblo is nestled in such a scenic setting. For adoptive parents visiting, there are all sorts of activities and attractions in or around the Pueblo area. Here are a few we suggest:
Whenever you are ready for more information about how American Adoptions can help you complete your Pueblo adoption, request more information or give us a call at 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with a licensed social worker.
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