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Adoption in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More

If you’re considering adoption in Cedar Rapids, whether as a pregnant woman or a prospective adoptive family, it’s likely that you have some questions. That’s understandable; it’s a big decision, and it will change the course of your life. As an adoption agency, it’s our job at this stage to provide you with reliable information to help as you make your decision. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of resources that are specific to Cedar Rapids adoption to help you in your research.

Cedar Rapids Adoption Agencies

As a national, full service adoption agency, American Adoptions is more than equipped to handle all of your needs for an adoption in Cedar Rapids. From unbiased counseling for pregnant women to facilitating postplacement communication, we truly do it all. If, however, you wish to research other agencies in the area, you might start with the following:

Cedar Rapids Adoption Attorneys

In every adoption scenario, all parties will need an attorney to make sure their legal interests are represented. If you work with American Adoptions, you’ll be connected with a trusted adoption attorney. If not, begin researching the following Cedar Rapids lawyers:

Cedar Rapids Foster Care Professionals

As a private domestic adoption agency, American Adoptions is not involved with Iowa’s foster care system. However, if you think you might be interested in fostering a child or adopting an older child from the foster care system, we highly encourage you to do so. To start, please contact one of the following agencies:

Cedar Rapids Home Study Providers

Before a family is approved to adopt in Iowa, they must first undergo an adoption home study. This is essentially an assessment of their readiness to adopt and includes three phases: a documentation phase, a home inspection, and interviews with each family member living in the home. If you live in Cedar Rapids, you can expect your home study to be completed by one of the two following professionals:

Cedar Rapids International Adoption Agencies

American Adoptions works only to complete adoptions within the United States, but Iowa citizens interested in adopting from other countries have options as well:

Cedar Rapids Hospitals

If you are a pregnant woman considering adoption in Cedar Rapids, you’ll work with your American Adoptions adoption specialist to create a hospital plan. This includes the details of any normal birth plan — where you want to deliver, how you want the process to go, etc. — but it will include other factors as well. Do you want the adoptive family in the room? Would you like time alone with your baby?  Your adoption specialist will help you to ensure that the day goes exactly as you want it to.

If you’re an adoptive family traveling to Cedar Rapids to meet your baby, you can expect to do so at one of the following locations.

Cedar Rapids Courts

Before an adoption is complete, an adoptive family must undergo an adoption finalization hearing, in which a judge ensures that every law was adhered to and that the adoption is indeed in the child’s best interests. If you adopt in Cedar Rapids, this hearing will take place in the Linn County district court.

Cedar Rapids Tourist Attractions

If you’re traveling from out of town to adopt in Cedar Rapids, you may be required to stick around for a bit while you spend time with your child’s birth parents and wait for legal requirements to be met. If this is the case, don’t hesitate to get out and enjoy what Cedar Rapids has to offer!

To learn more about adoption in Cedar Rapids, please contact American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION.

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