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Adoption in Iowa City

Iowa City Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More

If you’re considering adoption in Iowa City — whether as a hopeful adoptive parent or a woman experiencing an unplanned pregnancy — it’s likely that you have quite a few questions. Adoption laws vary by state, so finding resources that are specific to you and your area can be a hassle. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of all the resources you’ll need to help you pursue an Iowa City adoption.

Iowa City Adoption Agencies

As a national, full-service adoption agency, American Adoptions does it all — from helping pregnant women find the perfect adoptive parents to mediating contact between the two parties after placement. Our agency can provide all of the services and support you need to successfully complete an adoption in Iowa City. If, however, you’re interested in researching other professionals in the area:

Iowa City Adoption Attorneys

Everyone involved in an adoption will require an attorney to represent their legal interests. If you choose to work with American Adoptions, you’ll be provided with a trusted Iowa City adoption attorney. If not, you may want to begin contacting the following law firms:

Iowa City Foster Care Professionals

American Adoptions is a private domestic adoption agency, and as such isn’t affiliated with Iowa’s foster care system. However, it’s a cause we’re very passionate about. If you think you might be interested in foster parenting or adopting from foster care in Iowa City, please reach out to any of the following professionals:

Iowa City Home Study Providers

Before a family can adopt a child in Iowa, they must undergo an adoption home study. This is an assessment of their readiness to adopt that includes a background check, a home inspection and interviews with each family member. This can be intimidating, but don’t worry; any of the following home study professionals will make sure it’s smooth sailing.

Iowa City International Adoption Agencies

As we said before, American Adoptions is a domestic adoption agency. This means we only complete adoptions within the United States. If, however, you’d like to learn more about adopting from other countries, Iowa has professionals that can facilitate that as well:

Iowa City Hospitals

If you’re a pregnant woman choosing adoption for her baby, you’ll work with your American Adoptions adoption specialist to create a hospital plan. This is a sort of elevated birthing plan, which includes standard details like how you want to deliver and which doctor you prefer, but also factors that come specifically with adoption. Would you like the adoptive family to be in the room? Would you like to hold your baby first? Your adoption specialist will help you plan every detail of the day according to your comfort levels.

If you’re an adoptive family traveling from outside of Iowa City to adopt, you can expect to meet your newest family member in one of the following locations:

Iowa City Courts

Before an adoption is finalized, a judge must issue a final decree of adoption, which verifies that the adoption was completed both legally and ethically and is in the child’s best interests. If you adopt in Iowa City, this will happen in the Johnson County courthouse.

Iowa City Tourist Attractions

If you travel from out of state to adopt, you’ll most likely be required to hang around for a few days while interstate regulations are met. If this is the case, be sure to take advantage of the area’s tourist attractions:

For more information about adoption in Iowa City with our agency, please call American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION.

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