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Adoption in Akron, OH

Akron Adoption Agencies, Attorneys and More

There are adoption options for you in Akron, Ohio.    

  • Your adoption journey can lead to a life-changing relationship with the perfect adoptive family.

  • You will experience a safe and smooth adoption journey with the top-notch adoption professionals.   

  • Adoption can create a better future for prospective birth parents, adoptive parents and, most importantly, children. 

The adoption journey is personal, and how you envision your adoption experience is the foundation for how the adoption professionals at American Adoptions create your adoption plan. We strive to ensure that every aspect of your adoption lives up to your hopes. Because many of our staff members have their own personal adoption stories, we can provide a unique perspective on the process of adoption in Akron. 

Take it from Scott Mars, founder of American Adoptions, and an adoptee himself:  

“My mom and dad were a couple who weren’t able to become a mom and dad without adoption. Of all people in this world, my mom and dad deserve to be parents. And without adoption, they would not have been able to share their love, share their life, and give someone the life that I had.   

“Because of adoption, my life was filled with love and opportunity.”  You can watch Scott’s video to see his entire adoption story. 

The following adoption resources can help you complete your adoption in Akron, Ohio, whether you’re hoping to adopt or searching for adoptive parents for your unborn baby. 

If you’re ready to start the adoption process with our agency, or wanting more information on the adoption in Akron, OH, call us toll-free today at 1-800-ADOPTION, or visit our online contact forms for prospective birth mothers and prospective adoptive parents

Private Domestic Adoption in Akron [Start Your Adoption Journey] 

Seeing our clients experience joyful, rewarding and life-changing adoptions is something we take great pride in. The adoption experience is about you. You are choosing to adopt because you want a better life for your child. For adoptive families, you’re adopting in the hopes of adding a wonderful new member to your growing family.  

At the end of the day, it’s about you making the life-changing decision of adoption that provides everyone involved a better life, especially the child. Teka, Milton and Sarah shared the adoption journey together and couldn’t be happier or prouder of their decision to do so. 

“I called American Adoptions and they mailed over tons of useful information. I felt at ease by the fact that they cared so much,” Teka, a birth mother, said. “That was when I got a call from Megan, who is my counselor for the adoption. We went through all the technical stuff, and then finally it was time to select parents. Once Megan told me how excited Sarah was, I knew it was okay to get excited. I couldn't wait to talk to her. When we did talk, I felt as if I'd known her all my life.” 

“Deep down I know that Erin's Mom and Dad will give her the life I couldn't. I know that everything happens for a reason. I was placed in this situation for someone to be blessed with the miracle of a child.” 

The life-long bond developed between everyone involved in the adoption process is something you can take with you forever. Openness in your adoption allows for a connection to remain, and like Teka stated in her adoption story, you can become family.  

Working with national adoption agencies like American Adoptions over local agencies offers a number of benefits for your Akron adoption.  

  • Our size and national reach gives you the opportunity to view available family profiles from across the country, improving your chances of finding the perfect match.     

  • 24/7 counseling and support for pregnant women considering adoption and an industry-leading risk-sharing program that provides financial protection for adoptive parents in the event of an adoption disruption.     

  • You’ll get the best guidance possible because of the first-hand adoption experience from our adoption professionals that will guide you through the adoption process step by step. 

In addition to our wide range of services, families also benefit from our experience and expertise. We’ve been serving prospective birth mothers and hopeful families in adoption for more than 25 years. And you can rest assured that you've chosen a safe and reputable agency; we're licensed throughout the state of Ohio.

In fact, our strong presence in Ohio is just another unique benefit of working with our agency; while you'll have all the advantages of working with a large professional, you'll also have the personal feel and regional convenience of working with a local Ohio agency. Our Ohio offices are located at:  

20 S. 3rd St. 
Suite 210 
Columbus, OH 43215 

Foster Care Agencies in Akron 

Foster care adoption is another option for families. With this family-building path, hopeful parents can bring older children into their family, often those with siblings, of a minority race or culture, or with special medical needs. While the goal of foster care is always reunification with biological parents, there are many children immediately available for adoption who could use your love and support. 

Even though we don’t provide services for this type of adoption, we support anyone pursuing it. If you’re interested in adopting from foster care in Akron, the following foster care resources may be able to help:

International Adoption Agencies in Akron 

International adoption is another type of adoption for you to consider. This process in particular can be long and complicated due to travel time and navigating the laws of a different country. You need an international adoption agency that is experienced and trustworthy. 

For hopeful parents who want to adopt a child internationally, the following international adoption resources nearest Akron include: 

Akron Adoption Attorneys [Work with the best Adoption Attorneys in Ohio] 

Your adoption attorney finalizes your adoption in Akron and guides you through the legal processes of adoption, including prospective birth parent consent and adoption rights.

American Adoption retains adoption attorneys for our prospective birth and adoptive parents, so you don’t have to worry about finding extra support for your adoption in Akron with our agency. All adoption-related legal fees are fully covered at no cost to you when you are a prospective birth mother. 

However, you always have the right to choose your own legal counsel. Additional local attorneys for adoption in Akron include: 

Home Study Providers in Akron 

All prospective adoptive families in Ohio will need to be cleared by a state-licensed home study provider before they can adopt in Akron. This can be a long step in your journey, so we encourage you to begin as soon as possible. Most home studies will require you to gather extensive paperwork and complete background checks, as well as have a social worker conduct a home investigation and in-home interview. This process will confirm your readiness to bring an adopted child into your family. 

Nearby providers of home studies in Ohio include: 

Akron Hospitals for Prenatal, Maternity Care and Delivery 

Knowing where you’d like receive your medical care throughout your pregnancy and where to go for your baby’s delivery can put your mind at ease when you’re pregnant and creating a plan for adoption in Akron.

You will always have the right to choose the obstetrician you are most comfortable with, just like you will choose the hospital at which you will deliver. Remember, all of your medical costs during your adoption journey will be free to you

The following Akron-area hospitals may be convenient:         

Akron Courts for Adoption Finalization 

After placement, you’ll need to finalize your Akron adoption in the Summit County court. Your adoption professional and attorney will be there to guide you through the finalization process and any other necessary legal steps. 

Start Your Adoption Journey Today [We Want to Help You with Your Adoption]  

Michelle, a birth parent specialist and a birth parent herself, is ready to answer any questions you have about adoption.    

“I am available to answer any questions that arise, particularly from birth moms, as I have been in your shoes and know how you are feeling,” Michelle said. “It was most helpful to me when I had someone to talk to who would just listen to me without making any judgments or conclusions about who I was as a person.”    

You can ask Michelle questions about the Akron, OH, adoption process online. You can also call us toll free at 1-800-ADOPTION, or get free information with our online contact form for prospective birth mothers considering adoption here. Adoptive families wanting more information on adopting a child can click here to get more information. 

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