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Adoption in Oahu

Oahu Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More

Finding adoption resources that are local and specific to your needs can be difficult even in the continental United States, but when you live in Hawaii, the process can be even more tedious. Adoption laws vary by state, so having a professional local to you — no matter which type of adoption you pursue — can be invaluable. To help you in your research, then, we’ve created the following guide to resources for adoption in Oahu.

Oahu Adoption Agencies

As a national, full-service adoption agency, American Adoptions is more than capable of completing an adoption in Honolulu and the rest of Oahu. From counseling pregnant women to helping adoptive families and birth parents communicate long after an adoption takes places, we truly do it all. To learn more about pursuing an adoption in Oahu with our agency, contact American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION.

Oahu Adoption Attorneys

In every adoption situation, every party involved will need an attorney to represent their legal interests. If you choose to work with American Adoptions, you’ll be provided with an attorney. If not, you’ll want to begin contacting the following law firms for a Honolulu adoption or an adoption in Oahu’s other cities:

Oahu Foster Care Professionals

While American Adoptions only works to complete private domestic adoptions, the foster care system is very near and dear to us, as well. If you think you may be interested in foster parenting or adopting from foster care in Oahu, please contact the following agencies:

Oahu Home Study Providers

Before a family can adopt a child in Oahu, they must first undergo an adoption home study in Hawaii. This is to ensure that everyone in the family is safe and physically, financially and mentally prepared to adopt a child. If you adopt in Hawaii, you will most likely work with one of the below home study providers:

Oahu International Adoption Agencies

If you’re interested in adopting from another country, Oahu has professionals that can facilitate this as well. To learn more, contact:

Oahu Hospitals

If you’re a family traveling to Oahu to adopt, you can expect to meet the newest member of your family in one of the following hospitals. If the prospective birth mother is okay with pictures being taken, don’t forget to bring a camera!

Oahu Courts

Before an Oahu adoption is complete, an adoptive family must undergo a finalization hearing. This gives a judge a chance to look over the adoption to ensure all laws were followed before signing the final decree of adoption. If you live in Oahu, this will happen at the Kapolei Judiciary Complex.

Oahu Tourist Attractions

If you travel from out of state to adopt in Oahu, you’ll be required to stick around while interstate laws are adhered to. But lucky you, there’s plenty to do in Oahu!

To learn more about adoption in Oahu with our agency, contact American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION.

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