Adoption in Carrollton, TX
Carrollton Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More
The process to adopt in Carrollton, Texas, will be full of ups and downs. It’s an experience unlike any other. If you’re just beginning to seriously consider adoption, 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.
You should know something upfront: Adoption is rarely easy. But, it 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
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:
Services to help you find the perfect adoption opportunity
Home study support
Financial protection for adoptive parents
The process is nearly impossible to complete without services like this, which is why working with a qualified adoption agency is one of the best ways to ensure a successful placement. 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.
Because we are a leading national professional, 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
Interested in making American Adoptions your agency? Contact us today.
There are also other agencies that can provide some of the services you will need during your process. We’d encourage anyone looking for an agency to review multiple options and choose the best one. If you’d like to check out a few more agencies for adoption in Carrollton, you could start here:
Foster Care 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 adoption 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.
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:
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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 request free educational materials for prospective birth mothers and for hopeful adoptive parents.
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