Adoption in Cheyenne
Cheyenne Adoption Agencies, Attorneys and More
Adoption in Wyoming could be an amazing opportunity for you. You may be an expectant mother experiencing an unplanned (and unwanted) pregnancy, and adoption seems like a good choice. Or, you could be hopeful parents who dream of raising a child. Whichever situation you are in, it’s possible that adoption could be the best choice for you.
It’s also likely that you have a lot of questions about how adoption in Cheyenne works. The process can seem confusing for prospective birth mothers and adoptive families. Knowing where to get started isn’t even clear to everyone. That’s why we’ve created this guide to adoption in Cheyenne. From starting the process to choosing an agency and more, this guide will give you the essentials of Cheyenne adoption. You can also contact us online to get more free information about adoption in Wyoming.
Adoption Agencies in Cheyenne, WY
When you decide that adoption in Cheyenne is right for you, you’ll need to find an adoption professional to work with. This process is too complex to go through alone — in fact, it’s impossible to do on your own. There are several different types of professionals you can work with, and only you will know which one is a better fit for your unique situation.
As a full-service, fully-licensed national adoption agency, American Adoptions can serve you at each step of your adoption in Cheyenne. You may be unsure what some of these words mean. Here’s a quick breakdown:
Full-service means that our team can work with you during each step of the process. You won’t have to juggle contacts — you’ll have one call for your adoption needs.
Fully-licensed means that you can be sure your Cheyenne adoption process will be held to the highest ethical standards. Everyone involved will be treated with the respect they deserve.
National means that we work with prospective birth mothers and hopeful adoptive families across the country. This decreases average wait times and increases the chance of finding the right adoption opportunity.
Our dedicated team of adoption specialists has worked with prospective birth mothers and hopeful adoptive parents for more than 25 years, and we would be happy to help you during your Cheyenne adoption.
Cheyenne Adoption Attorneys
You will also need to work with an adoption attorney during this process. Prospective birth mothers and hopeful adoptive parents have different legal requirements during the process — for instance, adoptive families have to go to court to finalize the adoption, whereas birth mothers rarely ever go to court during an adoption in Cheyenne. Still, both need the services of an adoption attorney to handle to legal requirements of adoption.
When you work with American Adoptions, your adoption specialist will refer you to a local adoption attorney. If you’d like to find an adoption attorney in Cheyenne on your own, you could consider:
Foster to Adopt in Cheyenne
As a national adoption agency, American Adoptions works in domestic infant adoption. If you are a hopeful adoptive family, this is one of several types of adoption you can consider. Even though we don’t service the other types of adoption, we want you to be informed so you can make the best choice for your family.
Foster care adoption in Cheyenne is one option to consider. Many hopeful parents are drawn to the low cost of foster care adoption, and Wyoming does need more foster parents. The Wyoming Department of Family Services is cautious about foster care adoption opportunities on its website, as the state has a lower percentage of children eligible for adoption than other states do. Still, this is an option you can consider for your adoption in Cheyenne.
International Adoption in Cheyenne
You could also decide that international adoption in Cheyenne is the best choice for your family. In an international adoption, you will need to work with an international adoption agency, choose a country to adopt from and follow a long list of legal requirements to complete a successful adoption. Even though international adoption has been declining in the U.S. for more than a decade, it is still something that thousands of families do each year. There are millions of children who need families, and international adoption is a way to meet their need while fulfilling your dream of becoming parents.
The Cheyenne Adoption Home Study
All of these different types of adoption require an adoption home study, which is a review of your adoption readiness conducted by a social worker. The social worker will evaluate your home to make sure it is safe and suitable for a child, and they will also interview you to assess your ability to be responsible parents. Your adoption specialist at American Adoptions can refer you to a local home study provider for your Cheyenne adoption, or you can find a home study provider through your own research.
Maternity Hospital in Cheyenne
As a prospective birth mother, you make many of the decisions that direct the adoption process. It’s important that you feel respected and in control when you make this brave choice. One particularly important part of your adoption plan is choosing the maternity hospital you would like to give birth in. For your adoption in Cheyenne, you will most likely need to choose the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.
Adoption Courts in Cheyenne
When a baby is placed with his or her adoptive parents, the Cheyenne adoption process isn’t quite finished. There is still a process called adoption finalization for the adoptive family. This involves post-placement visits from a social worker, and ends with a hearing in court to receive a final decree of adoption. In Cheyenne, you will need to schedule this hearing at the Cheyenne Municipal Court.
Begin Your Cheyenne Adoption Today
If you have more questions about adoption, or are ready to begin your adoption in Cheyenne today, you can call 1-800-ADOPTION at any time to speak with an adoption specialist.
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