Adoption in Philadelphia
Everything You’ll Need for Your Adoption in Philadelphia
Expectant parents considering adoption for their child as well as couples hoping to adopt in Philadelphia can find all the PA adoption resources they need right here. But, if you're looking for a little extra guidance, American Adoptions is always here to help. As a full-service, national adoption agency, we can guide you through every step of the Philadelphia adoption process.
Adoption Agencies in Philadelphia
National adoption agencies like American Adoptions are recommended over smaller regional agencies for a number of important reasons, but primarily for the decreased adoption wait times and increased services available to prospective birth and adoptive parents. National agencies can also complete the entire adoption process, from start to finish, for both prospective birth and adoptive parents in Philadelphia.
Foster Care Adoption in Philadelphia
If you’re interested in adopting from foster care in Philadelphia, the following resources should be able to help:
International Adoption in Philadelphia
For families considering adopting a child from another country, the nearest international adoption agencies to Philadelphia include:
Philadelphia Adoption Lawyers
Both prospective birth and adoptive parents will need a Philadelphia adoption attorney to guide them through the legal processes of adoption. When you work with American Adoptions, you’ll be connected to legal representation, and you won’t need to hire an attorney separately.
However, if you are completing an independent adoption or working with another matching professional, you may need to contact a Philadelphia adoption lawyer to complete your legal adoption process. Local Philadelphia adoption attorneys include:
You can find more listings of PA adoption lawyers via the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.
Home Study Professionals in Philadelphia
A home study is required of all families hoping to adopt in Philadelphia. You’ll need to work with a Pennsylvania-licensed home study provider, like one of the following:
To find more home study professionals near Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania, check 1-800-homestudy.com.
Philadelphia Hospitals for Maternity Care and Delivery
A pregnant woman creating an adoption plan in Philadelphia will also create a birth plan that outlines where she’d like to receive medical care during labor and delivery. Some Philadelphia hospitals to consider including in your adoption plan include:
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
559 West Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA 19403
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Jefferson University Hospital
833 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
2301 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148
If you are adopting an infant in Philadelphia, you can expect to travel to one of these Philadelphia-area hospitals to meet your baby when he or she is born.
Philadelphia Adoption Finalization Courts
Adoptions in Philadelphia must be finalized in your local country court. You can learn more about how and where to finalize your adoption in Philadelphia at The Philadelphia Courts website’s adoption page.
Interested in learning more about adoption in Philadelphia with American Adoptions? Call 1-800-ADOPTION now to speak directly to an adoption specialist and ask any questions you may have.
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