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Adoption in St. Petersburg, FL

St. Petersburg Adoption Agencies, Attorneys and More

If you’ve come to this page, you may not have been considering adoption for very long. Perhaps you’ve just thought of it as a family-building method, or maybe you’re just now seeing how it could be the answer to your unplanned pregnancy. No matter how much research you have or haven’t done, know that American Adoptions will always be here to give you the support and education you need.

Both people who are hoping to adopt a child and pregnant women considering adoption in St. Petersburg, FL, have a number of local adoption resources to utilize. Knowing about these resources and understanding the adoption process can give you a sense of confidence, which can make everything a little bit easier.

This extensive guide will help you get there.

American Adoptions is a national adoption agency that is able to help St. Petersburg residents connect with the resources they need for a successful adoption journey. We can provide all the benefits of a national adoption agency with the local touch of a smaller St. Petersburg adoption agency, thanks to our Florida offices, located at:

3001 North Rocky Point Drive East, Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33607
813-868-1000

Wherever you’re at in your St. Petersburg adoption process, don’t hesitate to reach out to our specialists for whatever you may need. You can call our national headquarters anytime at 1-800-ADOPTION or contact us online for free information. Either way, we’ll be happy to hear from you.

St. Petersburg Adoption Agencies

As the leading national adoption agency, American Adoptions is here to help provide you with everything you need for your St. Petersburg adoption — from start to finish. We’ll set you up with legal representation, counseling services, home studies and more. When you work with us, all of the services you need will be provided by trained, empathetic adoption specialists, who have helped many people in your exact same situation.

Other local domestic adoption agencies in St. Petersburg include:

Foster Care Agencies near St. Petersburg

Some families dream of fostering-to-adopt or becoming foster parents in St. Petersburg. Even though American Adoptions works primarily in domestic infant adoption, we fully support any family pursuing foster care adoption if it is the best option for you. After all, by pursuing foster care adoption in St. Petersburg, FL, you will give a second chance to a child who is anxiously waiting for a supportive, loving home.

If you are interested in adopting from foster care in St. Petersburg, contact any of the following nearby resources:

International Adoption Agencies near St. Petersburg

Another option for hopeful parents is international adoption. While the options for adopting a child from another country have certainly decreased over the past few decades, there are still ways you can complete an international adoption in St. Petersburg, if that is your desire.

If you’re interested in adopting internationally, this nearby agency can help with your St. Petersburg international adoption:

St. Petersburg Adoption Attorneys

Florida adoption attorneys are necessary for both prospective birth and adoptive parents going through the St. Petersburg adoption process. They will help to finalize your adoption, guide you through the adoption consent process and the legal steps of adoption in Florida, and educate you about your adoption rights.

American Adoptions will retain legal representation for any prospective birth parent or adoptive parent working with our agency. You can also reach out to any of these local St. Petersburg adoption attorneys for more information:

Home Study Providers in St. Petersburg

A home study is required from all hopeful adoptive families in the U.S. before they can be approved to adopt a child. If you’re considering adopting in St. Petersburg, you’ll need to complete your home study with a Florida-licensed home study provider.

American Adoptions is licensed to complete the adoption home study in St. Petersburg, as well as complete placements within the state. For adoptive parents working with American Adoptions, this means that you don’t have to locate an additional adoption professional to conduct your home study.

Any adoptive parents working with another agency for adoption in St. Petersburg can still utilize American Adoptions’ home study services, if their agency is unable to provide them.

St. Petersburg Prenatal, Maternity Care and Delivery Hospitals

Designing a personalized hospital plan with their adoption agency is an important part of the St. Petersburg adoption planning process for pregnant women. If you are considering placing your child for adoption, know that you will be in charge of every single aspect, including your choice of obstetrician and hospital. And, don’t forget that your medical expenses will always be completely free to you.

As you create your adoption plan, consider these several nearby hospitals in St. Petersburg for your pregnancy care and delivery needs:

St. Petersburg Adoption Finalization Courts

Following placement, adoptions are finalized in local county circuit courts. Adoptions in St. Petersburg fall under the jurisdiction of the Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court. Don’t worry — your St. Petersburg adoption attorney will walk you through any necessary legal proceedings.  

Who else will be there to guide you? Your adoption specialist, should you choose to complete your adoption in St. Petersburg with our agency.

To learn more about our services and programs for your St. Petersburg adoption journey, don’t hesitate to give us a call anytime at 1-800-ADOPTION. We’ll be happy to discuss your adoption preferences with you and help you create the perfect plan for moving forward, whenever you’re ready.

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