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Adoption in West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More

Whether you’re considering adoption because you’re an expectant birth mother facing an unplanned pregnancy or a hopeful adoptive family wanting to grow your family, adoption in West Palm Beach is a wonderful journey to embark on.

“The biggest gift I could ever have given myself and my child would be giving a couple a baby to complete their family; not because I had to but because I wanted to. Michelle and Dave are two of the most wonderful people I will ever meet in my entire life,” said Brittany, a birth mother, of her adoption experience with American Adoptions. 

Through our own personal experience with adoption, we are more than prepared to provide expectant birth parents and hopeful adoptive parents with support and resources they need to complete a successful placement. We are dedicated to giving you the most positive adoption experience possible.

If you’re looking for a guide to local professionals and processes, then you’ve come to the right place. Here, find everything you need to know when starting an adoption in West Palm Beach.

West Palm Beach Adoption Agencies

As a national, full-service adoption agency, American Adoptions has helped thousands of people like you reach their adoption goals. Whether you’re a prospective birth parent or a hopeful adoptive parent looking to begin your adoption in West Palm Beach, we have everything you need in one place.

Because American Adoptions is licensed in Florida, we can help you with every step of your adoption in West Palm Beach. We also have offices in Florida, conveniently located at: 

3001 North Rocky Point Drive East
Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33607

For expectant birth parents we offer:

  • 24/7 counseling. Even if you know adoption is what’s for you and your baby, it can come with some difficult emotions. Our adoption counselors can offer you a safe place to talk about what you’re feeling and offer healthy coping mechanisms.

  • Financial assistance. Adoption is always free to you as the birth parent. You won’t have to pay a dime for our adoption services and we will assist with covering living costs and pregnancy expenses throughout your adoption process.

  • 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.

“It was very hard but incredibly rewarding to know I was making such a loving decision. I don’t regret one minute of it,” said Mary, a birth mother who we had the privilege of working with.

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. The home study is an important piece of the adoption process and our specialists will make sure yours is completed thoroughly.

  • 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. Our specialists are always available to answer your questions and make sure that you are well informed. When you work with American Adoptions, you will always have a shoulder to lean on.

We also provide a few services that local professionals just aren’t able to offer, like shorter wait times and a Risk-Sharing Program for adoptive families.

“It just seemed with a smaller agency we didn’t get very far, very fast. With American, it was organized and we weren’t frustrated. The process didn’t take long at all once we got started,” said Nikki, an adoptive parent who came to us to help her grow her family.

If you’d like to learn more about West Palm Beach adoption with our agency, we’re ready to answer all of your questions. You can call us directly at 1-800-ADOPTION or request free information online.

West Palm Beach Adoption Attorneys

An attorney is in charge of handling the legal parts of an adoption. As such, they’re an essential part of the process. When you work with American Adoptions, we can connect you to a trusted professional from our network. If you’re an expectant birth parent, we’ll even cover your attorney fees for you. If you’re ready to start your search early, here are a few of your options for a West Palm Beach adoption attorney:

West Palm Beach  Adoption Home Study Providers

Before a family can adopt, they must complete an adoption home study. Basically, this process ensures that a family has what it takes to adopt a child in West Palm Beach. The home study is an essential part of becoming an adoptive parent, confirming that you can provide the environment a child deserves.

If you’re an expectant birth mother, you can take solace in knowing that our social workers are thorough with their home study process. Many of our social workers have personal adoption experience, and we know how important it is to feel confident in your baby’s prospective adoptive family’s ability to provide them with safety and security.

American Adoptions is licensed in Florida, which means that we can be your home study provider for adoption in West Palm Beach — even if you choose another agency for placement. To learn more about our home study services in Florida, contact us here. If you want to learn more about the home study process, check out 1-800-homestudy.com.

West Palm Beach Foster Care Professionals

Adopting a child from foster care can be a fulfilling way to build your family. Every year, thousands of children enter the foster care system in Florida, wanting more than anything to have a caring, supportive home. Yours could be just what they’re looking for.

Florida has its own rules and regulations for this type of adoption. To learn more about what it takes to become a foster parent and adopt a child in foster care, please start here.

If you’re ready to contact a West Palm Beach adoption agency directly, try:

International Adoption Agencies in West Palm Beach

Adopting a child from another country is a great way to build a family. Although this path isn’t as popular as it used to be, it’s still an option for your West Palm Beach adoption.

If you’re thinking about this path, then the best thing to do is contact an experienced international adoption agency near West Palm Beach, such as:

West Palm Beach Hospital

As a pregnant woman in Florida, you’ll have a lot of decisions to make during your adoption. One of your most important responsibilities is creating a hospital plan with the help of your specialist. You’ll be the one to decide on every aspect of this plan, which means you’ll want to think about:

  • If you want a natural or medicated birth

  • Who should be in the room with you during delivery

  • How much time you want to spend with your baby

  • When you’ll be ready to sign the consent to adoption

  • And more

Your specialist can also help you find the right hospital for your adoption in West Palm Beach. If you haven’t had a chance to find one quite yet, here are a few to consider:

We know how important it is for you to feel like what you want matters in your own West Palm Beach adoption process, and we want to give you that autonomy. Your adoption specialist will be by your side every step of the way while creating your hospital plan. You will be able to make all of your own decisions, but your specialist will communicate with the hospital on your behalf, so all you have to worry about is deciding what’s best for you and your baby.

West Palm Beach Adoption Court System

Finalization is the last step for adoption in West Palm Beach. After this hearing, your child will officially be a permanent, legal member of your family. It will be a time to celebrate! Bring a camera and invite some friends and family to help you remember this special moment.

If your finalization takes place in West Palm Beach, then your hearing will often be held at the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.

Take in the Sights at West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach is home to a gorgeous waterfront and amazing weather year-round. If you’re headed here for an adoption, then you’ve got a lot to look forward to. From an exciting entertainment district to scenic parks, this city has it all.

While you’re in town for a West Palm Beach adoption, spend some time at these attractions:

We know that this guide can’t answer everything, so it’s normal if you still have questions.  If you’d like to get more about adoption in West Palm Beach with American Adoptions, please call 1-800-ADOPTION or get free information here.

 

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