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Adoption in Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville Adoption Agencies, Attorneys and More

There are adoption options for you in Jacksonville, Florida. 

  • Adoption is always an option.  

  • Finding the right adoption agency means you get to experience a safe and smooth adoption journey with the top-notch adoption professionals.  

  • Adoption can create a better future for prospective birth parents, adoptive parents and, most importantly, children.   

“I knew in my heart — at 18 and a college freshman — I was not prepared to raise a child,” Jennifer said. “I needed a college degree before I started a family and I wanted a better life for my baby, so I chose adoption. I was surfing the internet looking for information about adoption. I came across the American Adoptions website. The website answered most of my questions. I was even able to look at pictures and read a brief biography of families who were interested in adopting my baby.” 

Many of our birth mothers have stories similar to Jennifer's. Your circumstances in life don’t prevent you from making the loving choice of adoption in order to find your baby the perfect home. We want to help you achieve that by using our first-hand experiences with adoption, as well as our national resources to bring you amazing, hopeful and available adoptive families waiting for the chance to give your child a safe and loving home. 

As an adoptive family, your ability to live out your dreams of growing your family through adoption, as well as helping a birth mother find hope for a better future is an extraordinary act that cannot be overstated. It’s a journey you will all share together with the same goal of providing a child a loving and nurturing home.

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. 

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

Jacksonville Adoption Agencies 

Your adoption experience is a personal one, and because many of our staff members have their own first-hand adoption stories, we want to provide you with important and beneficial services for your Jacksonville adoption. 

  • Using our size and scope, we can find hopeful and available families from across the United States. More options means better matches, which benefits everyone.    

  • 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.    

  • An adoption plan made to your fit your vision for the perfect adoption experience.   

You can have the adoption process you deserve, with all the support you need, because 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. 

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 
813-868-1000  

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: 

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. These legal services, as with other costs, are 100 percent free to you when you are a prospective birth parent. 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: 

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 

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—at no cost to you--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 

904-702-6111 

1 Shircliff Way, Jacksonville, FL 32204 

904-308-7300 

4201 Belfort Road, Jacksonville, FL 32216 

904-296-3700 

655 West 8th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209 

904-244-0411 

4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224 

904-953-2000 

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

Start Your Adoption Journey Today  

“In the end, all your pain and doubt will wash away the first moment your baby snuggles in your arms. It will not matter how you became parents - it will only matter that you did.”   

Those words from our founder, Scott Mars, ring true for our adoptive families and apply directly to the goal we have for you which is to make sure your adoption experience goes exactly how hoped it would. 

For prospective birth moms, we know you want what’s best for your child and finding the right adoptive family is the most important aspect to ensuring your experience is a happy and rewarding one. Like Kelly, we will find you the perfect adoptive family. 

“I called American Adoptions and became in contact with an adoption specialist. I felt an immediate connection. I was depressed and unsure of everything and she was very understanding and patient, never pressuring me about anything. She gave me nothing but encouragement and support. She answered all of my questions and when I had nothing to say she let me cry. My adoption specialist sent me a packet with 8-10 profiles of couples wanting to adopt. In that group of profiles, I read Paul and Becky’s and knew I’d found my child’s parents. as soon as we started talking it just confirmed my choice of them.”  

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 Jacksonville, FL., adoption process online. You can also call us toll free 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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