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Adoption in Kenosha

Kenosha Adoption Agencies, Attorneys and More

Whether you are a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy or a hopeful parent longing to grow your family, adoption in Kenosha can be an amazing choice. Every year, American Adoptions works with many prospective birth mothers and adoptive parents in Kenosha, throughout Wisconsin and across the United States — and we can help you, too.

As a full-service, national adoption agency, American Adoptions can guide you through every step of your Kenosha adoption process, whether you want to adopt an infant or place a baby for adoption. From free unplanned pregnancy counseling to help finding the perfect adoption opportunity, we are proud to offer the services and support women and families need for a successful adoption experience.

However, at the beginning of your adoption journey, you may also be considering other Kenosha adoption professionals to help you through the process. We understand that finding localized adoption information and resources can be a challenge, which is why we’ve compiled the following guide to adoption in Kenosha, complete with local adoption agencies, attorneys and other services you may need throughout your journey.

To learn more about our Kenosha adoption services, or for referrals to more trusted local professionals, you can call 1-800-ADOPTION at any time to speak with an adoption specialist. Otherwise, the information below can help you get started on your Kenosha adoption journey.

Kenosha Adoption Agencies

While there are many adoption agencies in Kenosha you may choose from, it’s important to understand the benefits of working with a larger, national adoption agency like American Adoptions. As a full-service agency, we can provide expectant parents and hopeful adoptive families with everything they’ll need for an adoption in Kenosha, including:

  • 24/7 counseling and support for women considering their unplanned pregnancy options

  • Help finding the perfect adoption opportunity for your unique situation

  • Screening services to ensure all adoptive families and prospective birth parents are safe to work with and committed to adoption

  • Financial protection for hopeful adoptive parents and help with living expenses for women making an adoption plan

  • Contact mediation during and after the adoption process

  • And more

Because of our scope, American Adoptions can offer shorter adoption wait times, minimized adoption risks, round-the-clock counseling services and more — benefits that aren’t always available through smaller, regional adoption professionals.

However, it is always up to you to choose the adoption professional you feel most comfortable with. Some other adoption agencies in Kenosha (or nearby agencies serving Kenosha) include:

Kenosha Adoption Attorneys

When you work with American Adoptions to complete your adoption in Kenosha, we’ll connect you with a trusted local attorney to handle the legal steps of your adoption process — and to ensure your rights are protected throughout.

If you work with another professional, on the other hand, or if you choose to complete an independent adoption in Kenosha, you may need to choose an adoption lawyer on your own. If this is the case, you might try reaching out to one of the following adoption attorneys in Kenosha:

Become a Foster Parent in Kenosha

The process for becoming a foster parent or completing a foster care adoption in Kenosha is a little different from a domestic infant adoption. As such, American Adoptions does not provide foster care adoption services.

However, that doesn’t mean this can’t be another great way to build your family. If you are considering becoming a foster parent or adopting from foster care in Kenosha, contact the following organizations to get started:

You can learn more about foster care adoption in Wisconsin here or through the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.

International Adoption in Kenosha

American Adoptions only completes domestic adoptions, meaning adoptions that take place within the United States. However, international adoption is another option for hopeful parents in Kenosha.

If you are interested in adopting a child from another country, the following international adoption agencies in Wisconsin may be able to assist:

Kenosha Adoption Home Study Services

No matter what type of adoption hopeful parents choose, it is important to first be approved by a Wisconsin home study for adoption. The home study is essentially an overview of the adoptive family, their home and their motivations to adopt; the purpose is to ensure the family is fully prepared to provide a safe, stable home to an adopted child.

If you are a hopeful parent living in Kenosha, you will need to work with a Wisconsin-licensed home study professional for this step of your adoption process. Your American Adoptions specialist will be happy to refer you to a trusted local professional for this step, or you can contact:

Kenosha Maternity Hospitals

It is one of the most anticipated — and most bittersweet — parts of the Kenosha infant adoption process: the hospital stay.

If you are an expectant mother making an adoption plan for your baby, your adoption specialist will do everything she can to help you prepare for the big day. You’ll create a hospital plan, which will outline all of your preferences for your labor and delivery experience. Your adoption specialist will work closely with the adoptive parents you choose, as well as your delivery hospital, to inform them of your hospital plan and make sure everyone is on the same page when the time comes.

As you consider your adoption birth plan, here are some Kenosha-area hospitals you may choose to involve:

Finalizing Your Adoption in Kenosha

Placement at the hospital is a huge milestone in your Kenosha adoption process — but it’s not the end of your journey. If you are an adoptive parent, you still need to complete the important legal adoption process with an adoption finalization hearing.

For families finalizing their adoptions in Wisconsin, the adoption hearing will likely take place in the Kenosha County court. Your Kenosha adoption attorney and American Adoptions specialist will help prepare you for this exciting day.

Once your adoption case is reviewed by a judge and you are granted your final decree of adoption, your process will legally be complete, and your child will officially be a permanent member of your family!

Start Your Kenosha Adoption Process

Whether you are considering adoption in Kenosha as an expectant mother or a waiting parent, American Adoptions is here to help. If you have questions about the Kenosha adoption process, or if you are ready to begin, call 1-800-ADOPTION now to speak with an adoption specialist.

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