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Adoption in Parkersburg, WV

Parkersburg Adoption Agencies, Attorneys and More

If you’re contemplating adoption in West Virginia, you probably have a lot of questions. One of the first ones might be, “Where do I start?”

Whether you’re thinking about adopting a child or placing a child for adoption in Parkersburg, you will need many different services throughout this process — and we know that those services aren’t always easy to find. That’s why we created the following Parkersburg adoption guide, complete with a list of local adoption professionals, local court information, maternity hospitals and more.

But you don’t have to piece together the adoption services you need from multiple Parkersburg adoption professionals. Instead, you can simply contact us now. As a national adoption agency, we work with prospective birth mothers and adoptive parents across all 50 states — including those pursuing adoption in Parkersburg, West Virginia. And, because we are a full-service adoption professional, we’re well-equipped to meet all of your adoption needs from start to finish.

To learn more about our services for adoption in Parkersburg, call 1-800-ADOPTION now, or learn more about your other local resources for adoption in West Virginia below.

Parkersburg Adoption Agencies

Remember when we mentioned that American Adoptions is a full-service, national adoption agency? That means we can work with prospective birth mothers and hopeful adoptive parents through each step of the Parkersburg adoption process, from their first phone call through finalization and beyond.

Our Parkersburg adoption services include:

  • 24/7 counseling and support for women facing an unplanned pregnancy

  • Screening for potential birth and adoptive parents

  • Services to connect expectant mothers with parents hoping to adopt

  • Open adoption education and support for all members of the adoption triad

  • Financial assistance to help pregnant women cover their living expenses and get the services and care they need

  • Referrals to trusted professionals, including adoption attorneys and home study workers

  • Post-placement services for adoptive families and birth parents

  • Financial protection for waiting families in the event of an adoption disruption

  • And more

There are many benefits of completing your Parkersburg adoption with a national agency like American Adoptions. However, if you’d like to learn more about other adoption agencies serving Parkersburg, you might consider:

Parkersburg Adoption Attorneys

In addition to your adoption agency, your Parkersburg adoption attorney will be an important part of your process. He or she will guide you through all the legalities of adoption in Parkersburg, ensuring your rights are protected and all West Virginia adoption laws are followed.

For adoptive families and prospective birth parents working with American Adoptions, your adoption specialist will coordinate your legal representation for you, and you will not need to retain an attorney on your own. Otherwise, here are a few of the attorneys practicing adoption law in your area:

Foster Care in Parkersburg, WV

For those interested in providing a home to an older child who needs one, becoming a foster parent or adopting a foster child can be an immensely rewarding experience. While American Adoptions focuses solely on private infant adoptions, these professionals may be able to help you complete a foster care adoption in Parkersburg:

For more information about the West Virginia foster care system, see the Bureau for Children and Families.

International Adoption in Parkersburg

While international adoptions are on the decline, this is still another family-building option for some hopeful adoptive parents. American Adoptions does not have an international adoption program, but these professionals may be of assistance if you’re interested in this type of adoption in Parkersburg:

Parkersburg Adoption Home Study Services

Whether you choose to grow your family through foster care, international or domestic adoption in Parkersburg, West Virginia, you will need to complete a home study before a child can be placed in your home. This process is essentially an overview of your life to ensure you are prepared to offer a safe, loving environment for an adopted child.

If you are a Parkersburg resident, your home study will need to be completed by a West-Virginia-licensed professional. Your American Adoptions specialist will be happy to refer you to a trusted home study worker in your area. You can also contact:

Parkersburg Maternity Hospitals

The hospital stay is one of the most emotional aspects of the Parkersburg adoption process, both for the prospective birth mother and the adoptive family.

If you are pursuing adoption in Parkersburg, WV, as a pregnant woman, you will work closely with your adoption specialist to create a custom hospital plan. This plan will help you prepare for your hospital stay and outline some big decisions about how you want your labor and delivery experience to go. Your adoption specialist will make sure the hospital staff and the adoptive family you choose are informed of your wishes before the big day arrives.

Part of making your hospital plan is choosing where you’d like to give birth. If you’re looking for a maternity hospital near Parkersburg, consider:

Parkersburg Courts for Finalization

After placement, parents adopting a child in Parkersburg must go through a legal process to finalize the adoption. Your adoption attorney will explain this finalization process to you and notify you when it is time for your hearing, which will likely take place in Wood County.

Start Your Adoption in Parkersburg Today

Our adoption specialists can answer any questions you still have about adoption resources in Parkersburg when you request free information online. If you're ready to start the adoption process, you can reach out to us at any time at 1-800-ADOPTION to learn more.

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