Adoption in Indianapolis
Indianapolis Adoption Agencies, Attorneys and More
Trying to find the right adoption professional in Indiana for your situation can be overwhelming. That’s why we at American Adoptions have compiled a number of resources to help.
Whether you are pregnant and thinking about creating an adoption plan, or you are looking to add a new member to your family, there are plenty of options for your adoption in Indianapolis. American Adoptions works with expectant mothers and hopeful parents from all over the United States, and we would love to start working with you in Indianapolis!
If you have any questions or want to learn more about adoption with our agency, you can call 1-800-ADOPTION at any time.
Indianapolis Adoption Agencies
A national adoption agency, such as American Adoptions, is able to provide a variety of quality adoption services to both prospective birth parents and adoptive parents. Compared to a smaller agency, there are many resources to take advantage of.
Expectant parents considering adoption in Indiana will have access to 24/7 counseling support before, during and after the birth — as well as guidance through the adoption process and financial support. Adoptive parents may experience shorter wait times through our agency than with a local agency, due to our national outreach. These are just a few examples of the many services that we provide.
However, if you are interested in pursuing an adoption in Indianapolis with a local agency, there are several professionals to choose from:
- St. Elizabeth Coleman Pregnancy and Adoption Center
- KidsFirst Adoption
- Adoption Support Center
- Bethany Christian Services
Foster Care Professionals in Indianapolis
Foster care adoption is a great way to build your family. If you are curious about the foster care adoption process in Indianapolis, you are welcome to reach out to any of the following professionals:
- KidsPeace Foster Care in Indianapolis, IN
- SAFY of Indiana
- Benchmark Family Services
- Indiana Department of Child Services
International Adoption in Indianapolis
Because American Adoptions is a domestic adoption agency, we are only able to perform adoptions within the U.S. However, if you are interested in learning more about adopting from another country, the following professionals may be able to assist during your Indianapolis adoption:
What Your Home Study Will Look Like in Indianapolis
No matter where you live, your home study will be a critical part of your adoption. This process must take place before you can adopt a child in Indianapolis or elsewhere in the U.S. A home study investigation will assess your readiness for welcoming a child into your home.
Your home study will mainly consist of background checks, a home visit and an interview with every family member that lives in your home. As you can imagine, this process can take some time. As such, it is highly recommended to get started early.
We know that this process may seem intimidating. If you have any questions, you are always welcome to contact the following local home study professionals:
Indianapolis Adoption Attorneys
Hiring a trusted adoption attorney is one of the best decisions you can make during your adoption in Indianapolis. Regardless of whether you are a hopeful parent just starting your adoption journey or a prospective birth parent wanting to learn more about your rights, an adoption attorney will make the process easier.
If you choose to work with American Adoptions, we will help find the right attorney for you. If, however, you would like to retain your own adoption attorney in Indianapolis, you may consider contacting the following professionals:
Before an adoption is completed, the adoptive family will need a final decree of adoption. This process will normally take place about six months after you first bring your baby home. Your adoption specialist and attorney will give you more information on what to expect on your court day.
You can also find more information about finalizing an adoption in Indianapolis at the Marion County Court Website.
Hospitals in Indianapolis
If you are a pregnant women considering adoption, you may already have an idea of what you want your hospital plan to look like. However, if you work with American Adoptions, your specialist will have a few more questions to ask you. Just like with an adoption plan, you will be in complete control of what you want your hospital stay to look like.
If you are ready to begin your hospital and adoption plan in Indianapolis, below are some options that you may consider:
Activities to Enjoy in Indianapolis
One of the great parts about working with American Adoptions is that you do not have to live in the same state as your birth mother to complete an adoption. It is actually very common for adoptive parents to travel from another state to meet their little one.
However, due to interstate adoption laws, you will need to stay in Indianapolis for about a week as your ICPC paperwork is processed. This is a chance to bond with your baby and explore the city in which they were born.
Indianapolis is the largest city in Indiana, so there are plenty of sights to take advantage of, like:
- The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
- Indianapolis Zoo
- White River State Park
- Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites
For more information about adoption in Indianapolis with our agency, please call 1-800-ADOPTION.
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