Adoption in Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville Adoption Agencies, Attorneys and More
If you’re considering adoption in Jacksonville, you probably have a few big questions:
How does it work?
How do I get started?
What Jacksonville adoption professionals do I need along the way?
We know how confusing the Jacksonville adoption process can be, especially if you are new to this family-building method. Fortunately, we’ll always be here to help.
American Adoptions specializes in helping both hopeful adoptive parents and anyone looking to place a child for adoption in Jacksonville, Florida. And, when you work with our agency, we’ll connect you to all the Jacksonville adoption resources you’ll need to complete the adoption process from beginning to end. With American Adoptions, you can safely, ethically and easily reach your adoption goals, whatever they may be.
We can provide all the benefits of a national adoption agency with the local touch of a smaller Jacksonville adoption agency, thanks to our Florida offices, located at:
3001 North Rocky Point Drive East, Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33607
Below, learn a bit more about the professionals required in a Jacksonville adoption. For more information on our Jacksonville adoption agency services, you can call us at 1-800-ADOPTION or contact us online anytime.
Jacksonville Adoption Agencies
The agency you work with will play a large part in determining whether or not you have a good experience you’re your adoption journey. American Adoptions is the leading national adoption agency working with prospective birth and adoptive parents in Jacksonville and across the U.S., offering legal services, home studies, counseling and more. We’re experienced, with over 25 years of work, and we’re full-service, so we can take care of all your needs from start to finish.
You might also work with a local adoption agency in your area. Additional domestic adoption agencies in Jacksonville include:
Foster Care Agencies in Jacksonville
Are you interested in becoming a foster parent or fostering-to-adopt in Jacksonville? Even though American Adoptions works primarily in domestic infant adoptions, we support all types of adoption. Foster care adoption in Jacksonville could be the best way for you to grow your family. Many children are waiting to be adopted in the Florida foster care system, and you could be the second-chance they are looking for.
If you are interested in this route, then you may want to contact one of the following Jacksonville foster care agencies:
- Heart Gallery of Jacksonville
- Family Support Services of North Florida
- One More Child
- Daniel Kids
- Children’s Home Society of Florida
International Adoption Agencies nearest Jacksonville
International adoption can be another family-building option for your family. While this family-building process has become more difficult and restrictive over the last few decades, many Americans continue to adopt children from other countries in order to build their families.
If you’re interested in pursuing intercountry adoption in Florida, contact one of these international adoption agencies closest to Jacksonville:
Jacksonville Adoption Attorneys
Florida adoption attorneys are needed to finalize your adoption in Jacksonville, as well as inform you about your rights in adoption, Florida adoption consent laws and more. When you work with American Adoptions, our team will retain an adoption attorney on your behalf. You won’t have to find an adoption attorney in Jacksonville on your own.
However, if you’d like to find additional attorneys for adoption in Jacksonville, the following may be able to help:
- Shorstein and Kelly, Attorneys at Law, P.A.
- Lauren Kingry, P.A.
- Owenby Law, P.A.
- Law Office of David M. Goldman, PLLC
You can find more local Florida adoption lawyers through the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.
Home Study Providers in Jacksonville
All prospective adoptive parents must be cleared through a home study with a Florida-licensed home study provider before they’re eligible to adopt in Jacksonville. American Adoptions is licensed to conduct the home study in Jacksonville.
When you work with an adoption agency that is able to complete your home study, you can avoid the hassle of working with additional adoption professionals. We also offer home study services to hopeful adoptive parents in Jacksonville who are working with other child-placing agencies.
Jacksonville Hospitals for Prenatal, Maternity Care and Delivery
If you’re a pregnant woman creating an adoption plan through American Adoptions, you’ll create a birth plan that maps out how you want your time in the hospital to go. Choosing where you want to deliver and receive medical care can help put your mind at ease before going into labor and reduce some of the stress of placing a child for adoption in Jacksonville.
You will also have the right to choose the obstetrician and delivery center you are most comfortable with. Jacksonville hospitals that offer prenatal and maternity care include:
3625 University Blvd. S, Jacksonville, FL 32216
1 Shircliff Way, Jacksonville, FL 32204
4201 Belfort Road, Jacksonville, FL 32216
655 West 8th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209
4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224
Jacksonville Courts for Adoption Finalization
If you’re a hopeful adoptive parent, your adoption in Jacksonville will need to be finalized in your local circuit court. Your agency specialist and attorney will help you schedule and prepare for this court date.
You can learn more about how and where you’ll finalize your adoption in Duval County here.
We know you probably still have a lot of questions about adoption in Jacksonville, and our team is always happy to answer them and get you the information you need. To learn more about our programs for adoption in Jacksonville, call us at 1-800-ADOPTION to speak to a Florida adoption specialist now.
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