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Adoption in Abilene, TX

Abilene Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More

Adoption can be a complex and overwhelming process. There are so many services and professionals involved when it comes to completing a successful adoption, but how do you know which of those are best for you?

Whether you’re a hopeful adoptive parent or an expectant parent considering placing a baby in Abilene, there are plenty of great resources available for you on your journey. This guide will help give you a head start on your research, providing you with information on the best options to help your dreams of adoption in Abilene come true.

Adoption Agencies in Abilene, TX

As a full-service, national adoption agency licensed in Texas, American Adoptions works with pregnant women and adoptive families throughout the domestic infant adoption process. Given our national scope, we are able to provide more services and potential match opportunities than that of a smaller, regional or local agency.

These services include:

  • 24/7 counseling and education for prospective birth parents
  • Pre-and-post-placement counseling services for prospective birth mothers and adoptive parents
  • Financial assistance for prospective birth mothers
  • Financial protection for adoptive parents
  • Personal case management
  • And more

To learn more about our agency services, please contact our specialists anytime.

Whether you work with a local or national agency depends upon your specific needs and desired outcome of your adoption in Abilene. If you are considering a local agency, here are some professionals to consider:

Foster Care Adoption in Abilene

Although American Adoptions specializes in domestic infant adoption, we understand the importance of other opportunities for adoption. Hopeful adoptive parents who are interested in opening their homes to an older child, sibling group or child with special needs might consider adopting through the foster care system.

If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent or in completing a foster adoption in Abilene, these agencies can provide more information and services:

International Adoption in Abilene

Although not as common as it once was, international adoption is another great option for parents hoping to expand their family with a child from another country. With two countries being involved, there are added requirements and regulations to ensure intercountry adoptions are being completed safely and legally. The process can be long and complex, but adoption specialists are here to keep you on track to achieve the ultimate family-building goal.

Once you determine international adoption is the right path toward your adoption goals, contact either of the local agencies below to start planning:

Abilene Adoption Lawyers

No matter the type of adoption you choose to pursue, adoption attorneys are needed throughout the adoption process. Representation ensures that adoptive and prospective birth parents are always on the same page and that their adoption process is being completed legally. Abilene adoption attorneys will be there to help guide you through the Texas adoption laws, help complete your adoption finalization, and more.

If you’re a prospective birth mother or adoptive parent working with American Adoptions, your adoption specialist will help coordinate your legal counsel through our network of trusted adoption attorneys. This helps take the stress away of having to find your own so you can focus on other aspects of the adoption.

Not all agencies provide legal support. If you need to locate an Abilene adoption attorney on your own, here are a few attorneys that can answer any questions you may have:

Home Study Professionals in Abilene

All prospective adoptive parents must complete a home study with a Texas-licensed professional, no matter the type of adoption they’re interested in pursuing.

The home study is essentially an evaluation of your readiness to become a parent. It will examine your background, health records, financial records and include home visits.

American Adoptions is licensed to provide adoption home study services in Texas so, if you adopt through our agency, you won’t need to find a separate professional for this step. We are also able to provide Abilene adoption home study services for families adopting through another professional. The home study is essentially an evaluation of your readiness to become a parent. It will examine your background, health records, financial records and also include home visits.

You can find additional home study providers in Texas here.

Abilene Hospitals for Maternity Care and Delivery

For pregnant women choosing adoption, American Adoptions includes creating a birth plan as part of the adoption planning process. Having a plan in place for your pregnancy and delivery will keep you from having to make decisions on the fly or experiencing unexpected situations.

Your birth plan will include:

  • The hospital at which you’ll deliver your child
  • Who will be in the hospital room at what times
  • How you prefer placement to be handled
  • And more

All of these can be discussed with your specialist when making your Abilene adoption plan. Remember that financial assistance is available and that medical costs associated with pregnancy and birth are covered for expectant mothers in Abilene.

To research available hospital options in the Abilene area, follow the links below:

Abilene Adoption Finalization Courts

The last requirement in the adoption process is the adoption finalization. After placement has occurred, you will work with your adoption specialist and attorney to schedule a finalization hearing. This hearing will take place in the Taylor County court system, where a judge will review all home study documentation and ask several questions to better understand your situation.

When the judge is satisfied with the information received, they will issue a final decree of adoption, which means your child is legally recognized as a member of your family. Although the requirements are complete, your adoption specialist will be available for any post-placement support needed, as you adjust to your new life as a parent.

The choice to adopt or place a child for adoption can be an amazing decision. Having the right resources by your side is important to the overall experience and success. When you are ready, adoption specialists are here to help.

If you would like to request more information about adoption in Abilene with our agency, you can contact us online any time.

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Information available through these links is the sole property of the companies and organizations listed therein. America Adoptions, Inc. provides this information as a courtesy and is in no way responsible for its content or accuracy.