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Adoption in Palm Bay, FL

Palm Bay Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More

Because adoption is a life changing (and sometimes complicated) process, there’s a lot to think about it.

Finding the best resources and an agency you can trust, is one of the first and most important steps in the Palm Bay adoption process. For both prospective birth mothers and adoptive families, it can be difficult to know where to start. If you’re unsure of where to begin your research, or find the options you have available for your Palm Bay adoption, we can help!

In this guide, you will find an introduction to the different types of adoption. Having access to these professionals all in one place, can make the research process much easier and quicker. At American Adoptions, we are able to provide all of the services you need, throughout your entire adoption journey. At any point, you can always call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with a professional, but in the meantime, continue reading to learn more about Palm Bay adoption and how American Adoptions can make your adoptive dreams come true.

Palm Bay Adoption Agencies: Finding the Right Agency

The Palm Bay adoption agency you choose, can make or break your experience. It’s important to find a good one, but what should you look for? 

First and foremost, you want an agency that is trustworthy, knowledgeable, and will put your needs first. As one of the largest national, full-service adoption agencies in the United States, American Adoptions fits that description. We have helped thousands of adoptive and birth families pursue and complete a successful adoption. Because of our large national scope and also being licensed in Florida, our agency can offer services that a local professional simply can’t match. These services include:

  • We have personal adoption experience. Our staff is made up of adoptive families, birth parents and adoptees. Not only are we professionally trained to provide the services you need, but also we also personally understand what you are going through. We’ve been there. We get it. And we can help you.

  • We work with more families and birth parents than other agencies. For prospective birth parents, that’s the difference between having hundreds of potential adoptive families to choose from or having a dozen. And for hopeful families, this means shorter and more consistent average wait times.

  • We provide all the support you need. While most agencies will force you to bounce back-and-forth between professionals for different steps, we are a full-service agency. We’ve got you covered — from start to finish.

  • Shorter-than-average waits, and our prospective birth parents receive constant support and counseling, which is hard to find anywhere else. But don’t just take it from us, read these testimonials and stories from adoptive families and birth mothers who have used our services to complete successful adoptions.

As a full-service agency, we are able to assist in your adoption, every step of the way. Another benefit is that we even have a local office in Florida, giving you the best of both worlds. This gives you the broad scale of a national agency, but the local, personal feel of a hometown professional. Our office is located at

1211 N Westshore Blvd # 402

Tampa, FL 33607

Choosing the best agency to meet your needs is important for the overall experience and outcome of your adoption. If you have any questions about working with us for your domestic adoption in Palm Bay, you may get a better feel for our agency by reading testimonials from birth mothers and adoptive families who have used our services in the past. Here you will get a first-hand look at their experiences when working with our agency.

You can also give us a call at 1-800-ADOPTION or get free information online.

Palm Bay Foster Care Agencies

Although American Adoptions specializes in domestic infant adoptions and does not assist with other types of adoption, we understand the importance of other available options. One of those options being foster care.

Foster care is another great way to build a family. Although there are more uncertainties with foster care and fostering-to-adopt, the same life changing outcome can be achieved. If you’re interested in this fulfilling path, or to obtain more information on the process, we’ve listed a few Palm Bay adoption agencies that can help:

Palm Bay International Adoption Agencies

Another family-building option is international adoption. If you’ve always thought about adopting a child from another country, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Because so much has changed with this type of adoption, it’s important to work with an experienced professional. Unfortunately, American Adoptions only specializes in domestic adoptions, so you’ll have to look for another agency that can walk you through your international adoption in Palm Bay. Below are a few of your options who can help get you started:

Palm Bay Adoption Attorneys: Finding Trusted Legal Representation

Whether you are a prospective birth mother or an adoptive family, every adoption needs the guidance of an attorney. Having a trusted legal professional by your side will give you the peace of mind that your adoption is being completed ethically and legally. Working with American Adoptions means that we can connect you to a trusted professional from our vast network. This helps relieve the stress of researching individuals on your own and having to add another outside resource. Plus, when you’re a prospective birth parent, you won’t have to worry about any legal costs thanks to adoption financial assistance.

But, if you decide to work with a different agency, or want to take a look at local professionals on your own, you are more than welcome to do so as well. Click here  to find listings of your local options for an adoption in Palm Bay, or you may consider contacting any of the following:

Palm Bay Home Study Providers: The Start of Your Adoption Journey

The home study is one of the biggest hurdles to becoming an adoptive family. Through background checks, home visits, interviews and more, the home study essentially gives an indication of your readiness to become a parent. A successful home study is required before adoptive families can proceed in the adoption process.

American Adoptions is licensed in Florida, meaning we are able to help you complete this step from start to finish. By working with us to complete your home study, you don’t have to juggle multiple professionals for an adoption in Palm Bay. If you’re working with another agency for your placement, but they are unable to complete your home study, we’d be more than happy to help, as well.

To learn more about starting your home study with American Adoptions, contact us here. For more information on what the home study entails, check out 1-800-homestudy.

Palm Bay Hospitals: Preparing for Your Hospital Stay

When you’re a prospective birth mother, there are a lot of decisions that you’ll have to make for your adoption in Palm Bay. One of those choices is where you plan to deliver. Keep in mind, throughout your adoption process, your needs come first.

Early on in the adoption process, your adoption professional will help you craft your hospital plan where they will help answer any questions you might have about your delivery, hospital stay and more. They will also help create a detailed list of how you envision and would prefer your hospital stay to play out.

These details include things like, who from your support system do you want in the delivery room, what kind of interaction you want with the adoptive family, if you would prefer any alone time with your child, and many others. Having this plan in place will help relieve stress and confusion when the time comes to deliver.

The adoptive family and hospital staff will all be aware of your hospital plan to ensure everyone is on the same page. If you haven’t decided on a hospital, below are a few that you might consider delivering your child at for your Palm Bay adoption:

Palm Bay Court System: Finalizing your adoption

Finalization is the last step that adoptive parents will take on this exciting journey. After this legal hearing, your child will officially be a permanent member of your family. This will be a moment to remember, so don’t forget to bring a camera and invite some of your favorite people to celebrate with you!

To learn more about your finalization hearing for an adoption in Palm Bay, contact your personal attorney or the Brevard County Circuit Court.

Things to do in Palm Bay

Palm Bay is located right in the middle of Jacksonville and Miami, so that means there’s plenty to do! If you’re headed to the city for your adoption, you may want to spend some time at these attractions:

Whether you are a prospective birth mother or a family hoping to adopt, the adoption process is a life-changing experience. We understand this may seem like a lot of information, but we are fully committed to helping make sense of it all.

If you have any questions, or if you’re ready to start your adoption, please call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with a professional. If you’d like to learn a little bit more about Palm Bay adoption with our agency, you can get free information here.

 

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