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Adoption in Dayton, OH

Dayton Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More

Adoption is a decision based on love. It gives a child the amazing, loving family they deserve, while creating a better future for two hopeful parents and a prospective birth mother. 

  • Adoption is always an option for you regardless of your circumstances.  

  • Adoption professionals with first-hand experience create your adoption plan specifically geared toward your needs.  

  • You can build the foundation of a life-long bond together through the shared journey of adoption. 

“I was scared I wouldn’t be able to care for the baby properly, financially support the baby, and keep up with the baby as he grew older,” Sara said. “I didn’t know what to do, so I got on the internet and searched ‘adoption’” I was trying to convince myself it was the right thing to do. The next day, I called American Adoptions and left my information… Social worker Erin immediately returned my call. She answered my questions, and we discussed the concept of adoption. When I hung up the phone (crying), I knew this was the right choice for me and the baby. It was what my child deserved.” 

Sara didn’t know what to do with her unplanned pregnancy until she discovered American Adoptions and the resources our agency can provide during the adoption process and beyond.  

Many of our staff members have their own first-hand adoption story and personally understand the emotions experienced during the adoption journey. Because of this, we strive to ensure your personal Dayton adoption experience is exactly as you hoped it would be.   

Scott Mars, founder of American Adoptions and an adoptee, uses his personal story to make sure every birth mother and adoptive family we work with gets to experience the love, joy and hope adoption provides.  

“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.”   

If you have additional questions about adoption in Dayton, OH, or if you are ready to take the first steps in your own adoption journey, you can contact American Adoptions by calling toll free at 1-800-ADOPTION at any time, or fill out our prospective birth mother information form here. For prospective adoptive families, fill out our online form here.   

Dayton Private Domestic Adoption [Start Your Adoption Journey] 

I was lucky enough to find American Adoptions, who immediately took some of that weight away by walking me through the steps and supporting whatever decision I made. They sent me several wonderful profiles of hopeful parents, and I just knew right off when I found the right one. They were the perfect family, the type of family I had pictured for myself as I looked forward to my own future.” - Brittnee, a birth mother who found the perfect home for her child through American Adoptions. 

Your adoption experience is important to us, because we have our own unique and first-hand adoption stories with many of our professionals. Because of this, we enjoy connecting with you on a more personal and shared level so that we can help guide you through your adoption journey step by step while maintaining your expectations for how you want your Dayton adoption to take place. 

The services we provide set us apart from other agencies, and our size and national reach allows us to provide you with: 

  • Hopeful and available adoptive families from across the United States.     

  • Adoptive families can be confident because of the protection of our industry-leading Risk-sharing program.     

  • A personally crafted adoption plan that fits all of your needs for the adoption experience you’re hoping to have. 

  • 24/7 counseling and educational support, financial assistance programs for living expenses and cost-free legal representation. 

American Adoptions has been helping pregnant women and adoptive parents for more than 25 years as one of the country’s top full-service national agencies. We’ve worked with birth and adoptive families throughout Ohio and the United States to provide unparalleled personal attention and more services than the smaller adoption agencies in Dayton.  

Our licensed social workers are always nearby and ready to talk. We have an office located just an hour away from Dayton, at: 

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

Contact us today by calling our toll-free number—1-800-ADOPTION—or visit us online to get more information about working with our agency to place a child for adoption, or build your family through adoption in Dayton. 

Dayton Adoption Attorneys [Work with the Best Adoption Attorneys] 

Next, you’ll need an experienced adoption attorney to complete the legal steps of adoption in Dayton, Ohio. They ensure that everything is legally and ethically sound and completed correctly. 

If you partner with American Adoptions, you’ll automatically be referred to a top attorney in the area and, when you’re a prospective birth parent, all adoption legal fees are fully covered at no cost to you. For those who are not working with us, you’ll probably need to find your own legal representation. If so, here are some local attorneys you can reach out to: 

Dayton Home Study Providers 

Anyone hoping to adopt a child must first be cleared by completing the home study process. This important pre-adoptive step assesses the family’s readiness to adopt a child — physically, financially, mentally and emotionally. This is vital for the assurance that each child is being placed into a loving, safe and prepared home. 

Hopeful adoptive families in Dayton will need to contact a Ohio home study provider to get started, like this one: 

Dayton Foster Care Professionals 

Thinking about becoming a foster or adoptive parent through the foster care system? American Adoptions is not licensed to provide foster care services, but we encourage you to reach out to one of these local organizations to learn more about this wonderful family-building path: 

Dayton International Adoption Agencies 

Despite the decline of international adoption in Ohio, there are still some families who are interested in pursuing this path. If you’re hoping to adopt a child from another country, you’ll need to work with an agency that is licensed for this specific type of adoption in Dayton. The nearest such agency is: 

Dayton Hospitals 

Women who are pregnant and working with American Adoptions to create an adoption plan will have a lot of choices ahead of them. Their preferences related to their pregnancy and delivery are outlined in a personal birth plan. Within that plan, you and your specialist will establish where you want to go to receive pregnancy- and birth-related medical care, among other details. All pregnancy-related medical costs are fully covered at no cost to you, as well. 

You might find one of these nearby hospitals convenient for your own birth plan: 

Dayton Courts 

Dayton-area adoptive families who have recently received placement of a new child will spend several months completing post-placement home study requirements before their finalization hearing is set to take place in Montgomery County Probate Court

Don’t let the sound of this step intimidate you — finalizations are short and easy. When the judge issues the final decree of adoption, the last legal step in your journey will officially be complete. 

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 Dayton, 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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