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Adoption in St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Adoption Agencies, Attorneys and More

People come to adoption from many different backgrounds. You may be a woman experiencing an unplanned pregnancy or parents looking for the best way to start a family. For a variety of reasons, you’re considering adoption. And that’s left you with a lot of questions.

Adoption in St. Louis, or anywhere in the world, can be a confusing process. We’re here to help. This guide to St. Louis adoption will introduce you to all of the professionals and services you need for a successful adoption process.

Since every adoption is unique, you’ll still have questions at the end, and that’s okay. You can contact American Adoptions at any time to speak with an adoption specialist.

St. Louis Adoption Agencies

Your St. Louis adoption agency is your best friend during this long and complex process. For anyone considering adoption in St. Louis, American Adoptions can help. As a national, full-service adoption agency, American Adoptions helps many adoptive and birth families to pursue adoption in St. Louis. We are fully licensed in Missouri, which means our staff is equipped to handle the needs of your adoption process from A to Z.

For prospective birth mothers, American Adoptions provides services like:

For adoptive families, American Adoptions provides:

  • Counseling and support while coming to the adoption decision and searching for a prospective birth mom

  • Help advertising your family and connecting with prospective birth mothers

  • Home study services

  • Open adoption education and support

  • And more

When you choose American Adoptions to be your St. Louis adoption agency, you get all of the benefits of a national adoption agency — along with the convenience and local expertise of a regional professional. Because of our national scope, American Adoptions can offer advantages most local agencies just can’t match, including lower wait times, financial protection for adoption disruptions, and 24/7 support for women considering adoption. But we are also licensed in Missouri, which means we can complete your MO adoption home study — even if you aren’t working with our agency for placement services. And, with our national offices located nearby in the suburbs of Kansas City, the professional adoption support and services you need are never too far away. Our national offices are conveniently located at:

7500 W. 110th St.
Suite 500
Overland Park, KS 66210

To learn how American Adoptions can help you complete your adoption in St. Louis, call an adoption specialist now at 1-800-ADOPTION, for free and with no obligation. We have served prospective birth mothers and hopeful adoptive parents for more than 25 years, and we would be honored to work with you during your adoption in St. Louis.

St. Louis Adoption Attorneys

At some point in the adoption journey, everyone needs an attorney to navigate the legal aspects of this process. When you work with American Adoptions, your specialist will connect you with a trustworthy adoption attorney in St. Louis. You can also look for attorneys on your own. A few adoption attorneys serving the St. Louis area are:

St. Louis Home Study Providers

As we mentioned earlier, American Adoptions is licensed to provide home studies in the state of Missouri. That means adoptive families who work with us don’t need to juggle multiple professionals for this important step of the process.

American Adoptions can also provide home study services for Missouri families who are working with another agency for placement services. You can learn more about American Adoptions’ Missouri home study services here, or check out additional home study agencies in MO here.

St. Louis Foster Care Professionals

There’s more than one way to adopt. Even though American Adoptions works only in private domestic adoptions, we know that foster care adoption is the right route for many. If you’re more interested in foster care, these are a few St. Louis adoption agencies you’ll want to check out:

St. Louis International Adoption Agencies

Along with domestic infant adoption and foster care, a third family-growing option is international adoption. This process is not as common and straightforward as it once was, but it is still possible if you work with an experienced agency who can guide you through the process. American Adoptions is not able to provide international adoption services, but if you’re interested in pursuing international adoption in St. Louis, a few of your local agency options are:

St. Louis Hospitals

A private domestic adoption in St. Louis will include a hospital stay, which will be an extremely emotional time for everyone involved. Which hospital you visit will be determined by the hospital plan the expectant mother creates with the help of her adoption specialist.

If you are considering placing a baby for adoption in St. Louis, know that this hospital plan will be entirely up to you. You will be able to make many important decisions about how you want your hospital experience to go, including choosing the hospital you’d feel most comfortable delivering at.

Your adoption specialist will be there to guide you through the hospital planning process and help you choose a hospital, if you haven’t already. However, if you’d like to start researching some of your options, here are just a few of the hospitals you might choose when you’re placing a baby for adoption in St. Louis:

St. Louis Court System

The finalization hearing is an exciting time for adoptive parents; it’s the last step in the adoption process to making your child legally your own. If you are finalizing your adoption in St. Louis, you can expect this happy day to take place in one of the circuit courts in the city:

St. Louis Tourist Attractions

If you’re traveling from out of the area to pursue an adoption in St. Louis, you may want to prepare to enjoy the beautiful city while you wait. St. Louis has a wealth of tourist attractions, including:

Whatever services you need to complete your St. Louis adoption, American Adoptions can help. You can contact American Adoptions any time to learn more about our domestic infant adoption services as well as other local resources for prospective birth mothers and adoptive families pursuing adoption in St. Louis.

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