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Adoption in Pocatello

Pocatello Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More

Whether you’re a pregnant woman considering her options or a waiting parent hoping to adopt, researching adoption is a big step. And because adoption laws vary by state, it can be hard to find just the information you’re looking for and the resources to help you take the next step. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a guide to resources that are specific to adoption in Pocatello. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-800-ADOPTION with any questions about working with our agency.

Pocatello Adoption Agencies

Because American Adoptions is a national, full-service adoption agency, we are more than capable of meeting all of your needs to complete an adoption in Pocatello. From working with pregnant women to help them understand their unplanned pregnancy options to facilitating contact between birth parents and adoptive parents, we do it all. If, however, you want to research other agencies in the Pocatello area:

Pocatello Adoption Attorneys

Every party in an adoption will need an attorney to represent their legal interests. If you work with American Adoptions, you’ll be provided with a trusted adoption attorney. If not, you’ll want to begin contacting the following Pocatello law firms:

Pocatello Foster Care Professionals

While American Adoptions isn’t involved with Idaho’s foster care system, we certainly encourage you to learn more about it if you feel you may be interesting in adopting a child from foster care or temporarily providing a home for a foster child. If this is the case, please reach out to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

Pocatello Home Study Providers

Before a family can adopt a child in Idaho, they must first undergo an adoption home study. Essentially, this is a process that will assess their readiness to adopt a child in three phases: a documentation stage, a home inspection, and interviews with each family member living in the home. This can sound intimidating, but we promise that your adoption home study provider is only there to help. If you live in Pocatello, this process will most likely be completed by A New Beginning Adoption Agency.

Pocatello International Adoption Agencies

Because American Adoptions is a domestic agency, we’re only licensed to complete adoptions within the United States. If, however, you are a Pocatello resident interested in adopting a child from overseas, we encourage you to contact Nightlight Christian Adoptions.

Pocatello Hospitals

 If you’re a pregnant woman pursuing adoption with American Adoptions, your adoption specialist will work with you to complete a hospital plan. In addition to helping you consider details like delivery methods and whether or not you’ll want pain medication, your adoption specialist will help you to think about things like whether or not you want the adoptive family in the room, or whether you’d like time alone with your baby. It’s important that your time in the hospital goes exactly as you want it to.

If you’re an adoptive family traveling from out of town to adopt from a pregnant woman in Pocatello, you can expect to visit her at the Portneuf Medical Center.

Pocatello Courts

Before an adoption is legally complete in Idaho, an adoptive family must undergo a finalization hearing. This is when a judge reviews your case and ensures that all of the boxes are checked for a legal and ethical adoption. If you live in Pocatello, you can expect this to happen at the Bannock County courthouse.

Pocatello Tourist Attractions

If you travel from outside of Idaho to adopt in Pocatello, you’ll most likely have to wait around for a bit while you adhere to interstate adoption laws. If this is the case, don’t hesitate to get out and explore the area!

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

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