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Adoption in Tallahassee, FL

Tallahassee Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More

Adoption is a wonderful path for expectant birth parents and hopeful adoptive parents because of the life changing impact it has.

 If you’re unsure where to start this kind of monumental journey, American Adoptions is here to guide you. With our agency’s personal adoption experience, we know that adoption isn’t always easy. We’re here to shoulder as much of the stress as we can and to help you navigate adoption in Tallahassee.

“Andy and I talk about our son on a regular basis and feel confident in knowing that he is in a home with two parents who love him and will take excellent care of him. We hope that someday he will be able to understand how much we loved him and wanted him to have everything that we couldn't give him,” said Nikalit, a birth mom who chose adoption through American Adoptions.

Whether you’re expectant birth parents wanting to give your baby a better life or hopeful adoptive parents wanting to grow your family, you can find everything that you need to know about adoption in Tallahassee, FL in this article.

Tallahassee Adoption Agencies

You can experience an adoption defined by confidence, peace and joy. As a full-service national agency, American Adoptions can help pregnant women and hopeful parents who are ready to complete an adoption in Tallahassee, Florida. We can handle everything in your Tallahassee adoption process — from counseling to post-adoption communication support — and we’d be honored to be a part of your adoption journey.

You deserve the best along this life-changing experience, and that’s what you’ll find with us.

Our national size and scope allows us to offer services you won't find anywhere else, like 24/7 counseling for prospective birth mothers and financial protection for adoptive parents in the event of an adoption disruption. But, with offices located in Florida, we can also offer the regional convenience and local expertise you'll find at any local agency. Our offices are located at: 

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

Being founded by an adoptee and having many staff members who have had personal experiences with adoption, we are equipped to provide the compassionate and informed service you deserve. Expectant birth parents and prospective adoptive parents alike will receive many beneficial resources when you work with American Adoptions.

For expectant birth parents we offer:

  • 24/7 counseling. Adoption and unplanned pregnancy can come with some difficult emotions.  You don’t have to go through this alone. Our adoption counselors are here to lend support whenever you need it.

  • Financial assistance. Adoption comes at no cost to you as the birth parent. We will help you cover any living costs and pregnancy expenses throughout your adoption process. You have enough to think about without worrying about finances.

  • Complete control over your adoption plan. While your adoption specialist will facilitate the adoption process, you call all of the shots. You get to create your own adoption plan, choose the adoptive family, and how open you want the adoption to be. With many of our adoption specialists being birth parents themselves, we understand the importance of finding a family that you feel is perfect to give your child a life full of love and support. Your adoption specialist will present you with adoptive family profiles that match your adoptive family preferences that you can review until you find the perfect adoptive family.

“Although adoption is not an easy choice; it is a wonderful choice. I could not have asked for a better experience and I wish I could personally thank everyone involved in, not just those involved in my adoption, but all adoptions,” said Nicole, a birth mom who worked with American Adoptions.

For hopeful adoptive parents we offer:

  • Home study services. American Adoptions will provide a social worker who will be able to conduct your home study. This is a vital part of the adoption process and your adoption specialist will make sure your questions are answered and your bases are covered.

  • Matching services. We will create your adoptive family profile that the birth mother will be able to choose from and will help find adoption opportunities for you.

  • 24/7 guidance and support. The adoption process can be confusing at first. Our adoption specialists are available to answer your questions and walk you through the process step by step.

“This adoption would not have happened without our social workers. They were there every step of the way during the difficult placement week, and they have continued to support us in that way as we go forward,” said Jaime, an adoptive mom who completed their adoption through American Adoptions.

National agencies like American Adoptions tend to have greater reach, so you’re more likely to find your ideal match in less time, and they also have access to more services than most local agencies. With American Adoptions, you get the best of both worlds: The resources of a national agency and the attentiveness of a local agency. Research your options carefully when choosing a professional to guide you through your Tallahassee adoption.

Tallahassee Adoption Attorneys

When you pursue an adoption in Tallahassee, Fl., either as an expectant parent or as an adoptive parent, you’ll always need to work with an experienced attorney. Your adoption attorney is there to walk you through the required legal steps and to make sure that you fully understand and consent to everything that happens.

American Adoptions can always refer you to an attorney we trust, but you’re also more than welcome to work with your own preferred representative. Birth parents will never have to pay attorney fees. The adoption financial assistance we provide will cover those.

 Some attorney options for your adoption in Tallahassee you can reach out to include:

Tallahassee Adoption Home Study Providers

All hopeful families must first be approved to adopt through a Florida home study by a qualified provider. The home study process verifies that a family is ready for the unique experience of adoption and that they’re able to provide a child with a safe, stable and loving home. This is in the best interest of the child, and so that the expectant birth parent can breathe easy knowing their child is in good hands.

American Adoptions is able to complete the Florida home study process for adoptive families living in the Tallahassee area, as well as placement services and much more. Even if you work with an agency other than American Adoptions, we can help you complete your home study.

Foster Care Adoption in Tallahassee

If you’re thinking about becoming a foster parent or adopting through foster care, you’ll need to work with an organization that is licensed to complete those types of placements. Although American Adoptions is not licensed in foster care, we’re happy to refer you to local professionals who can help you with a foster care adoption in Tallahassee, FL, like:

International Adoption in Tallahassee

When considering adopting from another country, adoptive families will need to work with an international adoption agency in Tallahassee that is licensed within the country they wish to adopt from. The nearest international adoption agencies to Tallahassee are:

Tallahassee Hospitals

A pregnant woman placing a child for adoption in Tallahassee, FL, has a lot of decisions to consider. Two of the things she’ll need to decide are where she wants to give birth and if she wants to have the adoptive parents there to support her.

American Adoptions has firsthand experience with the adoption process and we understand how intimidating the hospital portion of that process can be for expectant birth parents. We’ll be by yours side every step of the way. You will be able to call the shots with your birth plan but your adoption specialist will coordinate everything with the hospital on your behalf, giving you one less thing to worry about during your Tallahassee adoption.

Some nearby options for Tallahassee maternity hospitals she could choose from include:

Tallahassee Adoption Court System

Several months after a baby is placed with his or her adoptive parents, a Tallahassee adoption would be legally finalized in Leon County with a short hearing. At this hearing, the judge grants the final decree of adoption. This is the day you have been waiting for! You will officially be legal parents to your new family member. 

The birth parent is not required to appear at this court hearing. Only the adoptive parents must appear to finalize their Tallahassee adoption.

Tallahassee Tourism

Whether you’re a Tallahassee local and you’re looking to entertain someone in your adoption triad from out of town, or you’re an adoptive parent visiting for placement or birth family visits, here are a few activity ideas to keep you busy:

Contact American Adoptions now to get free information about the Tallahassee adoption process at 1-800-ADOPTION or online if you just have questions about our agency and services. Our licensed social workers can help you begin whenever you’re ready.

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