Adoption in Akron, OH
Akron Adoption Agencies, Attorneys and More
Anyone considering adoption in Akron, Ohio, approaches the process with a lot of questions:
Is adoption right for me?
Who can help me adopt?
How can I find an adoption opportunity?
Where do I even begin?
Take a deep breath — American Adoptions is here to help. 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 ever interested in an infant adoption in Akron, call 1-800-ADOPTION or contact American Adoptions online for free information today.
Akron Adoption Agencies
Working with national adoption agencies like American Adoptions over local agencies offers a number of benefits. In addition to providing you with the basic services you need for your Akron adoption, like legal representation, counseling services and more, American Adoptions can offer a number of beneficial services that you won't find at smaller regional agencies.
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. With shorter wait times and financial protection for adoptive families, along with expert guidance from an adoption specialist and 24/7 availability for prospective birth mothers, we do adoption the right way. 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.
Columbus, OH 43215
However, you always have the right to work with the adoption professional of your choice. Some domestic adoption agencies in and around Akron that can help you complete your family-building journey include:
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:
- Caring for Kids, Inc.
- Summit County Children Services
- Pathway Caring for Children
- The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
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
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.
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:
- Summa Akron City Hospital
525 East Market Street, Akron, OH 44309
- Summa Barberton Hospital
155 Fifth Street, NE, Barberton, OH 44203
- Akron General Hospital
1 Akron General Avenue, Akron, OH 44307
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.
If you work with American Adoptions, we’ll be there to help you, too. Want to learn more about our Akron adoption services and programs? Contact us at 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with a trained specialist or request free information online now to get started.
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