Adoption in Bangor
Bangor Adoption Agencies, Attorneys and More
Adoption is beautiful. Every child deserves to know the love of a family. Every couple who desires children deserves the opportunity to become parents. And every expectant mother in a difficult situation deserves the right to make the best choice for her. Through adoption, all three are fulfilled.
Whether you’re a hopeful adoptive parent or expectant mother considering adoption in Bangor, ME, you probably have a lot of questions. How do I start the adoption process in Bangor? Who can I work with in adoption? How do I place my baby for adoption in Bangor?
It’s normal to have a lot of questions, and that’s why we built this guide to adoption in Bangor. And while we hope it is a helpful resource to you, you also don’t have to figure everything about the adoption process out on your own. You can call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with an adoption specialist at any time about our Maine adoption programs.
In the meantime, here are some important things to know about adoption in Bangor.
Bangor Adoption Agencies
American Adoptions is a full-service, fully-licensed national adoption agency — which means American Adoptions can provide all the services you will need to complete an adoption in Bangor. Whether you are an adoptive parent or a potential birth mother, we can work with you through the entire process. This includes:
24/7 counseling and informational services for any woman considering adoption in Bangor
Responsibly screening adoptive parents and prospective birth mothers
Helping prospective birth mothers decide what they are looking for in an adoptive family
Helping adoptive families find an adoption opportunity through media profiles and videos to share with prospective birth mothers
Facilitating care and expenses to the extent your state allows for prospective birth mothers
Connecting adoptive families with home study services, legal representation and more
Providing post-placement support
Protecting adoptive families’ financial investment in the process
Working with a national adoption agency like American Adoptions offers many advantages. However, if you would like to look into local adoptions agencies in Bangor, you might consider:
Bangor Adoption Attorneys
The legal process associated with adoption can be complex and confusing. If you are thinking about adoption in Bangor, it is a good idea to have an understanding of local adoption law. Beyond that, you will need to find a legal professional to help you navigate the adoption process.
If you decide to work with American Adoptions, your adoption specialist will connect you with an attorney from our trusted network, and you will not need to find an adoption lawyer on your own. If you do decide to seek out your own legal representation, you have several options to consider around Bangor:
As you look for an attorney to represent you in your Bangor adoption, consider asking questions like:
How long have you been in practice?
How many adoption cases do you handle each year?
Have most of your adoption cases been successful?
What are your fees and costs?
Become a Foster Parent in Bangor
If you are a hopeful adoptive parent, there are several ways you can choose to pursue adoption. You can work with American Adoptions in a domestic infant adoption, or you can work with the state and your local system by becoming a foster parent with the intent to adopt.
There are approximately 1,900 children in foster care in Maine, and more than 600 of them are waiting to be adopted. To become a foster parent in Bangor, you must meet state requirements as well as complete a foster care home study. If you are interested in becoming foster parents in Bangor, you should reach out to the Maine Child and Family Services department.
International Adoption Agencies in Bangor
International adoption is another way to complete an adoption in Bangor. This option has become much less common in recent years — the state of Maine only completed 21 international adoptions in 2017 — but it may be right for your family. If you would like to adopt internationally, you will need to find an agency you can trust completely to guide you through the complex process. There are several international adoption agencies near you to look into:
Bangor Home Study Services
Regardless of whether you are going through a domestic infant adoption, foster care adoption, or international adoption in Bangor, you will be required to complete an adoption home study. The purpose of the home study is to ensure you are prepared for adoption and the child will be entering a safe, supportive home.
If you work with American Adoptions, your adoption specialist will refer you to a trusted, fully-licensed Maine social worker to complete your home study. However, if you would like to find your own social worker, you can contact Maine’s Child and Family Services department for a trustworthy referral.
Bangor Maternity Hospitals
The hospital stay can be one of the most emotional elements of the adoption process for expectant mothers and adoptive parents. You’ll want to make sure you have a solid hospital plan ready to go, which your adoption specialist with American Adoptions can help you create. You’ll also want to make sure you know all your options and choose the best hospital. In Bangor, you can look at:
Bangor Courts for Finalization
Once you have been through the hospital stay and completed placement, you will need to finalize your adoption in a local court. In Bangor, you will do this in the Bangor District Court.
Begin Your Bangor Adoption Process Today
There are a lot of choices to make in the adoption process, but you have to take the first step before you get to all that. If you’re ready to start your Bangor adoption process, or if you’re still unsure and just need more information about our agency, you can call 1-800-ADOPTION at any time to speak with an experienced adoption specialist from American Adoptions.
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