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Adoption in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fort Lauderdale Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More

Adoption offers many benefits to you: 

  • No matter your circumstances in life, adoption is always an option for you. 

  • Your adoption experience can be safe and smooth because the right adoption agency works to create a personalized adoption plan for you. 

  • A better future for prospective birth parents, adoptive parents and, most importantly, children can be created by choosing Adoption. 

Your Fort Lauderdale adoption plan is all about what you need and want for your adoption journey. Professionalism and care are what we strive to provide in every aspect of your adoption. Because many of our staff has first-hand experience with adoption, we understand the emotions you’re experiencing.  

Take it from Scott Mars, founder of American Adoptions, and an adoptee himself

“My mom and dad were a couple who weren’t able to become a mom and dad without adoption. Of all people in this world, my mom and dad deserve to be parents. And without adoption, they would not have been able to share their love, share their life, and give someone the life that I had.  

“Because of adoption, my life was filled with love and opportunity.” 

Finding information and resources needed about adoption in Fort Lauderdale, FL is important to our agency, which is why we’ve created this list of resources for the Fort Lauderdale adoption process.  Whether you’re pregnant and considering placing your child, or you’re hoping to adopt, we will help you find whatever you need, whenever you’re ready to begin. 

If you’re ready to start the adoption process with our agency, or want more information on the adoption in Fort Lauderdale, FL, call us toll-free today at 1-800-ADOPTION, or visit our online contact forms for prospective birth mothers and prospective adoptive parents

Fort Lauderdale Adoption Agencies [How the Right Agency Shapes Your Adoption Experience] 

Your adoption is important, and how you experience your adoption journey is important, which is why you deserve to work with the very best adoption agency and professionals. We strive to make sure your adoption experience is exactly what you’ve envisioned for it.  

  • Our size and scope allow us to access a larger group of available adoptive families in an effort to find the perfect home for your baby.   

  • 24/7 counseling and support for pregnant women considering adoption and an industry-leading risk-sharing program that provides financial protection for adoptive parents in the event of an adoption disruption.   

  • When creating an adoption plan with one of our adoption professionals, the journey you embark on is tailor-made to your needs and wants. 

You can experience the best version of your adoption journey because American Adoptions is one of the foremost national, full-service agencies. We’re able to help pregnant women, as well as hopeful parents, in whatever capacity they need. Our services range from counseling to post-adoption communication support, home studies, financial assistance for prospective birth parents making an adoption plan, and more.  

Our Florida offices are based in Tampa, at:  

3001 North Rocky Point Drive East 

Tampa, FL 33607 

813-868-1000  

Fort Lauderdale Adoption Attorneys 

For prospective birth and adoptive parents, the guidance of an experienced adoption attorney is important and necessary. Your representative isn’t just there to guide you through the complex legal steps — they’ll also make sure that you understand and consent to everything.  

Remember: If you are a prospective birth parent, all of your legal fees will be covered through adoption financial assistance.

If you need a referral to an attorney, American Adoptions is happy to put you in touch with representation. You’re also more than welcome to work with your own preferred Fort Lauderdale, FL, adoption attorney, like one of these local providers: 

Fort Lauderdale Home Study Providers 

Before they can be approved to adopt, all Fort Lauderdale adoptive families must be approved through a Florida home study with a Florida-licensed provider, like American Adoptions. This home study process is important for verifying a family’s readiness for adoption, as well as their ability to provide a child with a safe, stable and loving home. 

Even if you’re working with a different agency for placement services, American Adoptions can still complete your home study in Fort Lauderdale. We’re here to help, however you need us. 

Fort Lauderdale Foster Care Professionals 

For hopeful parents who are interested in fostering or completing a foster care adoption in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, you will need to work with the appropriate local organizations. American Adoptions is always happy to put you in touch with licensed providers in the area who can help you with this important type of family-building, such as: 

Fort Lauderdale International Adoption Agencies 

In order to adopt a child from another country, adoptive families must work with an appropriately licensed international adoption agency in Fort Lauderdale. Your agency will need to be licensed to complete placements within the country you hope to adopt from. The closest providers who can help with this in the Fort Lauderdale area are: 

Fort Lauderdale Hospitals 

Pregnant women who are creating a Fort Lauderdale adoption plan will also need to decide what they’re comfortable with when it comes time to deliver their child. Where do you want to give birth? Do you want the adoptive parents there to support you and meet the baby? 

It can be tough to answer these questions. Our team can help. Because our staff is made up of adoptees, birth parents and adoptive parents, we understand what you’re experiencing, and you can get the best guidance.

When you’re creating that birth plan with your adoption specialist, these nearby hospitals may be helpful for you: 

Fort Lauderdale Court System 

The last legal step of an adoption in Fort Lauderdale, Fl., is finalization at the Broward County court. This is typically scheduled several months after the baby is initially placed with his or her adoptive parents. At this simple and short hearing, a judge grants the final decree of adoption, and any friends or family in attendance can snap a few photos. 

Start Your Adoption Journey Today 

Michelle, a birth parent specialist and a birth parent herself, is ready to answer any questions you have about adoption.  

“I am available to answer any questions that arise, particularly from birth moms, as I have been in your shoes and know how you are feeling,” Michelle said. “It was most helpful to me when I had someone to talk to who would just listen to me without making any judgments or conclusions about who I was as a person.”  

You can ask Michelle questions about the Fort Lauderdale, FL adoption process online. You can also call us at 1-800-ADOPTION, or get free information with our online contact form for prospective birth mothers considering adoption here. Adoptive families wanting more information on adopting a child can click here to get more information. 

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