Adoption in Milwaukee
Milwaukee Adoption Agencies, Attorneys and More
Choosing adoption is a big step, whether you’re a prospective birth mother or a hopeful adoptive parent. Whatever your circumstances, you want to know that you will have the support and services you need throughout your adoption journey.
With this in mind, you might specifically seek out Milwaukee adoption information, professionals and services — and it isn’t always easy to find what you’re looking for. That’s why we created this guide to adoption in Milwaukee, complete with a list of local adoption agencies, attorneys, home study professionals and other resources you may need throughout your journey.
But before you get overwhelmed by all of the different professionals in this list, keep in mind that there is one organization that can do it all: American Adoptions. As a national, full-service adoption agency, we can provide all of the services and support you need for a successful adoption in Milwaukee. From 24/7 counseling services to help finding the perfect adoption opportunity, we can help you through every step of the process ahead of you.
For more information about our Milwaukee adoption services, you can request free information or call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with an adoption specialist. In the meantime, we’ve compiled the following local resources to help you get started on your journey.
Milwaukee Adoption Agencies
As we stated above, American Adoptions is a national agency that provides services to hopeful adoptive parents and prospective birth mothers in Milwaukee. We can offer the guidance and support you need at every step of your adoption journey, including:
Unplanned pregnancy counseling and emotional support
Adoption education and case management
Screening services for expectant mothers and adoptive families
Help finding the perfect adoption opportunity for your specific situation
A Risk-Sharing Program to financially protect adoptive families
Free adoption services and financial assistance for prospective birth mothers
Open adoption education and support
Many prospective birth parents and adoptive families ultimately choose American Adoptions as their Milwaukee adoption agency because of the many services and benefits we offer. However, there are many adoption agencies in Milwaukee you can choose from, including:
Milwaukee Adoption Attorneys
Regardless of the adoption agency you choose (or if you choose to complete an independent adoption), your Milwaukee adoption attorney will be there to protect your rights and guide you through the legal steps of the process. When you work with American Adoptions, your adoption specialist will connect you with this adoption attorney; you will not need to retain a Milwaukee adoption lawyer on your own.
If, however, you are pursuing an independent adoption or working with another agency that requires you to retain your own attorney, you might consider the following options:
Become a Foster Parent in Milwaukee
Becoming a foster parent or adopting from foster care in Milwaukee can be another rewarding way to grow your family and provide a home to a child in need. While American Adoptions does not provide Milwaukee foster care adoption services, there are several local organizations that do:
International Adoption in Milwaukee
American Adoptions can only complete adoptions that take place within the United States. However, many Milwaukee families have chosen intercountry adoption to complete their families.
Those considering international adoption in Milwaukee may contact the following professionals to get started:
Milwaukee Adoption Home Study Services
While the processes for domestic infant adoption, international adoption and foster adoption differ, there is one thing every type of adoption in Milwaukee has in common: it will require a home study for the adoptive family.
The Wisconsin adoption home study is an important part of the screening process for hopeful adoptive parents. It involves submitting documentation, meeting with a social worker and welcoming them into your home to ensure it is a safe space for an adopted child to be raised.
When you are a resident of Milwaukee, your adoption home study should be completed by a Wisconsin-licensed professional, such as:
Milwaukee Maternity Hospitals
When you are pursuing a domestic infant adoption, the birth of the child is one of the most anticipated moments of the adoption process — both for prospective birth mothers and adopting parents.
If you are a pregnant woman considering adoption in Milwaukee, you will work closely with your adoption specialist to create a hospital plan, which will outline exactly how you want your labor and delivery experience to go. Just like with the rest of your adoption process, you will be in charge of all the decisions surrounding the birth of your baby; you will get to choose when and whether you want to interact with the adoptive parents at the hospital, how much time you want to spend alone with your baby, and more.
Parents adopting in Milwaukee will also be informed of the expectant mother’s hospital plan, so they will know what to expect when they arrive.
When you work with American Adoptions, your adoption specialist will work closely with the delivery hospital to ensure they are aware of the adoption. These are some of the maternity hospitals you may work with for your adoption in Milwaukee:
Finalizing Your Adoption in Milwaukee
Before the adoption process is legally complete, an adoptive family must finalize the adoption. If you are completing a Wisconsin adoption finalization, your hearing will likely take place in one of the following county courts:
Your Milwaukee adoption attorney and adoption specialist at American Adoptions will help to prepare you for and guide you through the Milwaukee adoption finalization process.
Start Your Milwaukee Adoption Process
When you are ready to start the adoption process in Milwaukee, we are here to help. You can contact an adoption specialist at 1-800-ADOPTION or request free information online at any time.
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