Adoption in Carrollton, TX
Carrollton Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More
Whether you’re an expectant birth parent or a hopeful adoptive parent, adoption is a brave and selfless decision, because you are giving a child the gift of a life full of love and support.
Adoption is an experience unlike any other. If you’re just beginning to seriously consider adoption in Carrollton, you probably have a lot of questions.
How do I know if it’s right for me?
Are there different types of adoption?
Who can help?
And how do I even get started?
Are you asking those questions? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve created this ultimate guide to adoption in Carrollton for anyone who might be ready to start this journey. Whether you are a prospective birth mother or hopeful adoptive parent, we’ve compiled the most important information you need.
“After choosing a family and exchanging emails with them, I knew that I had made the right choice. After meeting the adoptive couple, I was certain that my daughter will still be loved. The transition between me and the adoptive family has made me feel a lot better. I love my daughter and I know that this decision was what was best for her,” said Renee, a birth parent we were lucky enough to work with.
Adoption is always worth it. If adoption is right for you, it can change your life in the best ways possible. American Adoptions can be there for you from start to finish of this life-changing journey.
Adoption Agencies in Carrollton
You can trust us for your entire adoption process. American Adoptions is a fully licensed adoption agency. We are also a full-service agency, which means we are equipped to provide services from A to Z of the process. While other agencies may only be able to handle certain steps, we’re your one-stop-shop for all Carrollton adoption needs.
What does that look like? These are a few of the services we provide:
24/7 counseling for birth parents. Unplanned pregnancies can be overwhelming, and our adoption counselors are here to help you navigate these emotions and make sure you know about all of the options available to you.
Matching services. We assist prospective birth parents in finding the perfect adoptive parents, and helping adoptive parents to advertise themselves and connect with potential adoption opportunities. Because of our national size, we work with many more hopeful families and prospective birth parents at once, creating shorter wait times and a better chance of finding the prefect family for a baby.
Financial assistance to prospective birth parents throughout the adoption process. For expectant birth parents, you will not pay a dime for adoption, and we will provide as much financial assistance as we can.
Providing home study services to prospective adoptive parents. When working with American Adoptions, you will have the comfort of working with our own social workers throughout your home study. They will answer any questions you have and will make sure you are prepared.
Services like these are in place to set you up for a successful placement and a positive adoption experience, which is why working with a qualified adoption agency like American Adoptions is very beneficial. If there’s only one thing you learn from this Carrollton adoption guide, it should be the importance of a good agency — and there’s no better choice for an adoption in Carrollton than American Adoptions.
You will be guaranteed a straightforward and full service adoption process when you work with American Adoptions, because we are a leading national professional. This means we are able to offer a number of beneficial services many smaller, local professionals just can’t match.
But, because we have offices located throughout the state, we are also local — which means you can take advantage of those services without sacrificing the personal feel and convenience of a nearby agency. In fact, our primary Texas offices are located right here in the Dallas area:
700 N. Carroll Ave.
Southlake, TX 76092
“It is through American Adoptions, that I first experienced an empathy so sincere and free of judgment -- that often I reflect back on how receptive you all were of me, and only hope that I can provide the same kind of service to others in the future,” said birth mother Alexandra of her adoption experience with American Adoptions.
Interested in making American Adoptions your agency? Contact us today.
Foster Care Adoption Agencies in Carrollton
Hopeful parents have several options. Domestic infant adoption — the type that American Adoptions specializes in — is great for parents who would like to adopt a newborn. If, however, you think that adopting an older child, a sibling set or a child with special needs could be right for your family, then you could consider foster care adoption in Carrollton.
Interested? Consider contacting these local professionals:
International Adoption Agencies in Carrollton
While infant and foster care adoptions are the most common paths for hopeful parents, there is also a third route. International adoption in Carrollton can be a lengthy and complex journey, but there’s a chance it is the right fit for your family.
The first step in the international adoption process is finding a Hague-approved agency to work with. Looking in Carrollton and more broadly across Texas, you can find several of these agencies:
Carrollton Adoption Attorneys
Each type of adoption requires an attorney. Attorneys work in coordination with your agency to ensure that your rights are protected and that the proper laws are followed throughout the process. Since each state has its own adoption laws, you’ll want a local attorney who is an expert in Texas family law.
Individuals working with American Adoptions will be connected with an experienced legal professional. You won’t have to put in the work to find an attorney on your own. In fact, if you’re an expectant birth parent you won’t even have to worry about paying for your own attorney fees. Those fees will be covered under our adoption assistance.
If, on the other hand, you would like to take on this search by yourself, there are several local Carrollton adoption attorneys to consider:
Home Study Providers in Carrollton
Another professional service you’ll need (as an adoptive family) is a home study provider. Every type of adoption requires a home study. This review of your living situation and adoption readiness is conducted by a licensed social worker.
American Adoptions is licensed to provide home study services for Carrollton adoptions. Many agencies cannot offer this service, but those working with our agency will not have to look elsewhere for the home study. That’s one advantage of working with a full-service agency.
Working with a different agency for placement? American Adoptions would love to be your home study provider. Contact us today to learn more.
Maternity Hospitals in Carrollton
There are a lot of decisions to make when you’re a prospective birth mother.
Which family do you want to adopt your baby? How much communication should there be pre-placement? What about post-placement contact?
And, of course: Which hospital would you like to give birth at?
Remember, all of your medical expenses will be covered through adoption financial assistance. Focus on choosing a hospital where you feel comfortable and safe. For your adoption in Carrollton, you have a couple options:
Carrollton Adoption Finalization Courts
The last step of the process for adoptive families is called adoption finalization. This is a courthouse hearing that occurs six months (or so) after placement. In between placement and finalization, a series of post-placement visits must be completed, which American Adoptions can provide services for.
A report will be produced from these visits. At your hearing, a judge will review this report and other necessary documents. Once the judge is satisfied that your adoption has been by the book, they will issue a final decree of adoption.
Congratulations, your Carrollton adoption is complete! Because Carrollton stretches in multiple Texas counties, your finalization hearing could be at a Denton, Collin or Dallas County Courthouse.
Things to Do in Carrollton
Are you traveling from out of town to adopt in Carrollton? You’ll probably spend quite a bit of time here — whether that’s for pre-placement meetings or waiting for ICPC clearance after placement.
Take advantage of your days in this wonderful town with this to-do list:
Ready to start your adoption in Carrollton with American Adoptions? Let’s talk. You can call us any time at 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with a specialist. If you’re still looking for more information, you can get free educational materials for prospective birth mothers and for hopeful adoptive parents.
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