Adoption in Madison
Madison Adoption Agencies, Attorneys and More
No matter where you live, adoption can be an incredible and life-changing experience. But when you’re looking for local resources and adoption information specific to your city, they can be challenging to find.
That’s why we’ve created the following guide to adoption in Madison, WI. Whether you’re thinking about adopting a child or placing a child for adoption in Madison, you will find the information and professionals you need to get started below.
However, it’s important to know that you don’t have to choose multiple local professionals to complete your adoption. As a national, full-service adoption agency, American Adoptions has helped thousands of birth mothers and adoptive families in Madison and across the country — and we can help you, too. We provide all of the services you’ll need for an infant adoption in Madison, from counseling for expectant mothers to help finding an adoption opportunity to post-adoption communication mediation.
To learn more about our Madison adoption services, call 1-800-ADOPTION or request free information any time. For more information about how to adopt or place a baby for adoption in Madison, read below.
Madison Adoption Agencies
If you are looking for an agency to guide you through your Madison adoption process, look no further — American Adoptions can guide you through every step of your adoption journey, whether you are a hopeful adoptive parent or prospective birth parent. We provide all of the services you need, including:
Free, round-the-clock counseling services for expectant parents
Screening services and help finding an adoption opportunity
Contact mediation to help you and your child’s birth/adoptive parents get to know each other during and after the adoption process
Financial protection for adopting families
Financial assistance for women considering adoption
With our agency, you’ll receive many additional services and benefits that smaller, local professionals may not be able to offer. However, you have many choices when it comes to adoption agencies in Madison. Here are some others you might consider:
Madison Adoption Attorneys
No matter what other professionals you choose to involve in your adoption process, you will need a Madison adoption attorney at some point to assist you with the required legal steps. If you decide to work with American Adoptions, you will be able to work with one of the trusted attorneys in our network; you won’t need to find a Madison adoption lawyer on your own.
If, however, you are completing an independent adoption or you are working with an adoption agency that does not connect you to legal services, you may decide to retain one of the following Madison adoption lawyers yourself:
Become a Foster Parent in Madison, WI
American Adoptions specializes in the private placement of newborns — but that doesn’t mean foster care adoption in Madison can’t be another great way to build your family.
If you are thinking about becoming a foster parent or adopting a foster child in Madison, contact one of these organizations to get started:
International Adoption in Madison
There are many ways to grow your family, and international adoption is another option you might choose. Again, American Adoptions does not provide international adoption services, but there are professionals who can help you reach your international adoption goals in Madison.
The nearest international adoption agency to Madison is Adoption Choice, Inc. However, many international adoption agencies across the country can also provide services to hopeful families in Madison.
Madison Adoption Home Study Services
Whatever type of adoption they choose — international or domestic, private or foster care, agency or independent — every adoptive family must first be approved by a Wisconsin adoption home study. During this process, a licensed home study worker will evaluate the adoptive family, their home and life to ensure they can provide a healthy environment for an adopted child.
As a resident of Madison, you must work with a Wisconsin-licensed professional to complete your adoption home study. American Adoptions can refer you to a trusted local home study provider, or you can contact:
Madison Maternity Hospitals
The hospital stay may be one of the most overwhelming parts of the adoption process, both for prospective birth mothers and hopeful adoptive parents.
If you are an expectant mother considering adoption, this will undoubtedly be an emotional time for you. To help you prepare, your American Adoptions specialist will help you create a hospital plan, which will outline all of your preferences for your hospital stay and delivery experience. This will include your birth plan, as well as additional details related to the adoption — whether you want to interact with the adoptive family at the hospital, how much time you’d like to spend alone with your baby and more.
If you are adopting a child born in Madison, WI, your adoption specialist will inform you of the prospective birth mother’s hospital plan, so you will be prepared for what to expect, as well.
Part of this adoption plan will be determining the hospital where the baby will be born. In Madison, this might be:
Finalizing Your Adoption in Madison
The final step in the legal adoption process is adoption finalization. If you are an adoptive parent finalizing your adoption in Wisconsin, your hearing may take place in one of the following Madison adoption courts:
Even after your adoption is finalized, your journey is just beginning — and no matter where life takes you, Madison will always be an important part of your adoption story.
Start Your Madison Adoption Process
If you are ready to begin your adoption in Madison, we’re here to help. You can call 1-800-ADOPTION now to get started. If you have questions about other Madison adoption resources and professionals, you can always request free information online.
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