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Adoption in Fargo

Fargo Adoption Agencies, Attorneys and More

If you’re planning to pursue adoption in Fargo — whether as a pregnant woman considering her options or a family hoping to adopt a child — it’s reasonable to assume that you may have some questions. Because adoption laws vary by state, having access to local resources can make all the difference in feeling ready and prepared to begin your adoption journey. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a guide of resources specific to adoption in Fargo. Happy researching!

Fargo Adoption Agencies

As a national, full-service adoption agency, American Adoptions is more than capable of meeting all of your Fargo adoption needs. Whether it’s speaking with pregnant women who are still undecided about their unplanned pregnancy options or helping adoptive families to keep birth parents updated on their children’s progress, we’ll walk you through every step of the Fargo adoption process. If, however, you’re interested in researching other agencies in the area, we recommend starting with these adoption agencies in Fargo:

Fargo Adoption Attorneys

Regardless of which angle you’re approaching adoption from, you’ll need a Fargo adoption attorney to make sure that everything is completed according to North Dakota adoption laws. If you choose to work with American Adoptions, you’ll be provided with a trusted adoption attorney in the Fargo area. If not, you’ll want to begin contacting the following offices:

Fargo Foster Care Professionals

As a private domestic adoption agency, American Adoptions is not involved with foster care in North Dakota. However, if you think there’s a chance that you might be interested in foster parenting or adopting an older child from foster care in Fargo, we encourage you to reach out to any of the following foster professionals:

Fargo Home Study Providers

Before a family can adopt a child in Fargo — or anywhere else in the United States — they must successfully complete an adoption home study. This is a process that analyzes a family’s readiness to adopt and includes a document phase with background checks, a home inspection, and interviews with each family member living in the home. If you live in Fargo, it’s likely that your home study will be completed by one of the following two home study providers:

Fargo International Adoption Agencies

As we said above, at American Adoptions, we work to complete private domestic adoptions. This means that we don’t work outside of the United States. However, if you’re interested in pursuing an intercountry adoption in Fargo, this is absolutely something that can be facilitated. We recommend first choosing which countries you may be interested in adopting from, and then reaching out to the following international adoption agencies in Fargo, ND:

Fargo Hospitals

If you’re a pregnant woman pursuing an adoption plan, your American Adoptions specialist will help you to develop a hospital plan. Like every other pregnant woman, you’ll need to plan for factors like method of delivery, whether or not you want pain medication, which doctors you prefer, and more. However, if you’re considering adoption in Fargo, your adoption specialist will help you to come up with a much more detailed plan. You’ll consider whether you want the adoptive family in the room, whether you’d like time alone with your baby, whether you want to breastfeed at all, and more.

If you’re an adoptive family traveling to Fargo to meet your newest family member, you can expect to do so in one of the following hospitals. Remember to respect your birth mother’s wishes in her hospital plan, and don’t forget to bring a camera to commemorate the day!

Fargo Courts

Before the process is complete, an adoptive family must attend an adoption finalization hearing for a judge to hear their case. If all laws have been properly followed and the judge agrees that adoption is in the child’s best interest, he or she will sign a final decree of adoption at the end of the hearing to signify that the process is complete. If you live in Fargo, this hearing will take place in the East Central Judicial District.

Fargo Tourist Attractions

If you travel from out of state to adopt in Fargo, you’ll most likely be required to stick around for a few days while all interstate laws are followed. If this is the case, though, don’t feel like you have to stick around your hotel room. Get out and explore what Fargo has to offer!

To learn more about adoption in Fargo or to begin the process, please contact American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION. 

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