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Adoption in Albuquerque

Albuquerque Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More

When you're a pregnant woman or a hopeful adoptive parent considering adoption in New Mexico, it’s understandable that you may have questions. Adoption is a life-changing process, and it’s not one to enter into lightly. Since adoption laws change across state lines, finding resources that are relevant to you individually can be difficult.

With that in mind, then, we’ve created a guide to adoption in Albuquerque that includes all of the resources you’ll need to complete the adoption process. We're also available to discuss your adoption by completing our free online contact form or calling 1-800-ADOPTION.

Until then, here's some helpful information to get you started.

Albuquerque Adoption Agencies

As a national, full-service adoption agency, American Adoptions is more than capable of meeting every need associated with adoption in Albuquerque, from counseling pregnant women considering adoption to facilitating contact between prospective birth mothers and adoptive families. However, if you’d like to look through your other options in the Albuquerque area, consider:

Albuquerque Adoption Attorneys

In every Albuquerque adoption situation, both parties will need attorneys to represent their legal interests. If you work with American Adoptions, you’ll be provided with a trusted adoption attorney. If not, you’ll want to begin researching the following law firms:

Albuquerque Foster Care Professionals

While American Adoptions is a private adoption agency and not affiliated with New Mexico’s foster care system, it’s still a cause that’s very near and dear to our hearts. If you think you might be interested in fostering a child or adopting an older child from the foster care system in Albuquerque, please contact one of the following agencies:

Albuquerque Home Study Providers

Before a family can adopt a child, they must undergo an adoption home study, or an assessment of their readiness to adopt. An Albuquerque adoption home study will include three phases: background checks, a home inspection, and interviews with each family member living in the home. While it can be intimidating, you’re come through swimmingly with either of the following home study professionals:

Albuquerque International Adoption Agencies

American Adoptions is only licensed to work within the United States, but New Mexico citizens have options if you’d like to adopt from out of the country, as well:

Albuquerque Hospitals

If you’re a pregnant woman pursuing adoption in Albuquerque, your American Adoptions adoption specialist will work with you to create a hospital plan. This will be like any woman’s traditional birthing plan (where you want to deliver, whether you want pain medication, etc.), but it will include a few additional details. Do you want the adoptive family in the room? Do you want time alone with your baby? Your adoption specialist will help you to determine the answers to these questions and more to ensure your day goes exactly as you want it to.

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

Albuquerque Courts

Before an adoption in Albuquerque is legally complete, the adoptive family must undergo a finalization hearing. This is when a New Mexico judge hears your case, determines that adoption is in the child’s best interests, and grants the final decree of adoption. In Albuquerque, this may take place in any of the following county courts:

Albuquerque Tourist Attractions

If you travel from out of state to adopt in Albuquerque, you may be required to stick around for a few days while a few interstate laws play out. If this is the case, don’t hesitate to get out and enjoy what the city has to offer!

For more information about adoption in Albuquerque with our agency, please contact American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION or contact us online today.

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