Adoption in Tampa, FL
Tampa Adoption Agencies, Attorneys and More
If you’re considering adoption in Tampa, FL, you’re in for a treat, because adoption is a beautiful process that brings families together and gives everyone involved opportunities and love that may not have been there before.
With the assistance of a professional like American Adoptions, your adoption in Tampa can be a successful experience from start to finish.
“I knew in my heart that I wanted my child to have the best childhood she can and I knew I couldn't give it to her. That's when I found American Adoptions! I spoke with Lindsay, my adoption counselor, and she helped me even though I was almost near my due date. Luckily I found Mike and Laurie, the best two parents a kid could ever have,” said Kamyrra, a birth mother who chose adoption for her baby through American Adoptions.
American Adoptions is a national adoption agency that helps both expectant birth parents and families hoping to adopt a child throughout the U.S. Even though we can provide all the resources of a national agency, we can also provide the personal touch of a local agency too, thanks to our offices in Tampa, located at:
You can reach our Tampa office directly by calling 813-868-1000.
As you consider adoption in Tampa, it’s common to have a lot of questions. Understanding the process and the resources available to you will give you a sense of confidence and peace as you approach this life-changing journey. Below, you’ll find a list of local resources to assist you in this journey, whatever path you’re considering.
Remember: American Adoptions is always here to help you through every stage of your Tampa adoption journey. Call our main offices at 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with an adoption specialist or contact us online for free information now.
Tampa Adoption Agencies
When beginning a process as life-changing as adoption, you want to feel supported and well informed going forward. American Adoptions can provide you with the stability that you deserve as you learn about adoption in Tampa and your role in the process. Our personal adoption experience enables us to see things you’re your point of view and allows us to meet your needs to the best our ability. Our adoption specialists are experienced, having helped thousands of hopeful parents and prospective birth mothers over the years. If you are considering adoption in Tampa, they can provide the same stellar services that our agency has become known for.
Our own unique personal experience with adoption makes us well-rounded adoption professionals. This experience has enabled us to provide expectant birth parents and hopeful adoptive parents with the attentive support and resources they need during this exciting and strenuous time.
Below are just a few of the services we offer.
For expectant birth parents we offer:
24/7 counseling. Even though it’s a brave and selfless choice, adoption can come with some difficult emotions. Your adoption counselor will be able to help you navigate these complex emotions and will be a shoulder to lean on.
Financial assistance. Adoption is always free to you as the birth parent. American Adoptions will help cover pregnancy expenses and living costs such as groceries, rent and utilities, transportation, prenatal care, etc.
Complete control over your adoption plan. While your adoption specialist will help mitigate 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.
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. A home study is required before an adoption can be completed. Our social workers will help you prepare and will answer any questions you have along the way.
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. Adoption is a big decision and can be overwhelming. Our specialists are always available to answer your questions and make sure that you are well informed. You will never have to go through this process alone.
“After looking into American Adoptions, it [adoption] actually became a lot easier for me and I was finally able to accept it. I was very comfortable with them and became comfortable with the entire thing. It’s the greatest thing we ever did,” said Craig, an adoptive father, of his experience with American Adoptions.
Foster Care Agencies near Tampa
While American Adoptions specializes in domestic infant adoption, this is not the only type of adoption for would-be parents. Hopeful parents can also consider foster-to-adopt as a family-building option. In this process, you will adopt a child currently waiting for a home, giving them a second chance at a loving, supportive family.
If you prefer to adopt from foster care adoption in Tampa, you should contact these agencies:
International Adoption Agencies in Tampa
International adoption is also an option for families looking to grow through adoption. While the paths for this kind of adoption have become narrower over the last few decades, there are still ways you can bring a child from another country into your family.
If you are interested, these Tampa adoption agencies can help facilitate an intercountry adoption:
Tampa Adoption Attorneys
In addition to finalizing your adoption in Tampa, your adoption attorney is needed to guide you through the legal process of adoption in Florida, including explaining adoption consent and rights. American Adoptions will retain legal counsel for our prospective birth and adoptive parents, so you don’t have to find help on your own.
If you wish to locate a Tampa adoption attorney on your own, here are a few to consider:
Tampa Adoption Home Study Providers
In order to adopt a child in the U.S., all prospective adoptive parents must first undergo a home study with a Florida-licensed home study provider. In addition to being a licensed child-placing agency in the state, American Adoptions is also licensed to complete the adoption home study in Tampa for hopeful adoptive parents.
Choosing an adoption agency that’s able to complete your home study as well as provide child-placing services means that you won’t have to find an additional Tampa adoption professional to work with. We are also happy to provide home studies to adoptive parents currently working with other Tampa adoption agencies for placement services.
Prenatal, Maternity Care and Delivery Hospitals in Tampa
When you’re pregnant and creating a Tampa adoption plan through American Adoptions, you’ll also create your birth plan, which includes choosing where you’d like to receive your medical care and give birth. Remember: Your medical and pregnancy-related expenses will always be completely free to you.
You will get to choose the obstetrician and hospital where you feel most comfortable receiving services. Some local Tampa hospitals you may consider for your medical needs include:
Joseph Women’s Hospital
3030 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607
Tampa General Hospital
1 Tampa General Circle, Tampa, FL 33606
Florida Hospital Tampa
3100 East Fletcher Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33613
Brandon Regional Hospital
119 Oakfield Dr, Brandon, FL 33511
Guiding Star Tampa
18560 Dale Mabry Highway, Lutz, FL 33548
Adoption Finalization Courts in Tampa
Your Tampa adoption will be finalized after placement in your local county circuit court. Your specialist and attorney will help you prepare for this simple, short court hearing, after which your child will be an official member of your family! You can visit the Hillsborough County Clerk of the Circuit Court website to learn more about where your adoption will be finalized in Tampa. The birth parents are not required to attend the adoption finalization hearing.
Want to learn more about adoption in Tampa with our agency? Call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with a specialist at our national headquarters, or contact our local offices at 813-868-1000 to get more about adoption in Tampa now.
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