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Adoption Resources in Fontana

If you are a prospective birth mother or a hopeful adoptive family considering adoption, working with one of the best adoption professionals in Fontana will help make your entire adoption process smoother and be less stressful. 

  • But what professionals are the best? 
  • How do you know what to look for?
  • Do all professionals provide the same services? 

American Adoptions understands the importance of finding the right professionals and resources, which is why we have created this guide to help you know what to look for in the best adoption agencies in Fontana, where to find them, and the services they will provide. 

The California adoption process may seem like a difficult task, but with the help of the right adoption professional, you can eliminate stress and focus on your goals of having a successful adoption.

American Adoptions is here to help you reach those goals. You can call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with an adoption professional or fill out this online form to get more information about an unplanned pregnancy, adoption in Fontana, our services, and more. A specialist will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Until then, keep reading to learn more about adoption agencies in Fontana, resources, and the beneficial services they can provide you during your adoption.

Choosing Adoption in Fontana  

You may be a prospective birth mother wanting to ensure your child grows up with the best life imaginable or a hopeful adoptive family, that has been faced with years of infertility and want to adopt to achieve your dreams of parenthood. Whatever your reason for considering adoption, it is a personal decision, one that only you can make. 

You may have doubts or concerns, which is normal, as many others went through the same thoughts before deciding it was the right choice for them.

“Even though adoption was the hardest decision I will ever make in my life, American Adoptions also made it the best decision I’ve ever made in my life,” Erika, a birth mother who used our agency said about her decision to place her baby for adoption. 

By working with our agency, we were able to guide Erika through every step of her adoption process.

You can read her story here to gain a better understanding of the thoughts and emotions she experienced. These testimonials and stories are not just limited to birth parents. By following this link you can read testimonials from adoptive families and adoptees, who share their journey and the feelings they went through during their adoption with our support.  

With over 30 years of experience in national domestic infant adoptions, we have helped thousands of birth mothers and adoptive families complete successful adoptions. We understand the importance of having a knowledgeable, trustworthy professional, and we do not take the life-changing process lightly.

No matter where you are at in your adoption, American Adoptions is here to help.  

Find Adoption Agencies in Fontana [And Other Adoption Professionals]

 Knowing what to look for is important in finding the best professional to fit your needs, as not all professionals will provide the same services.

Prospective birth mothers and adoptive families should look for professionals that put their needs first, offer full-service capabilities, provided all needed and wanted services throughout your adoption, and are well respected, trusted agencies that will perform all steps legally and ethically. 

For your adoption in Fontana, American Adoptions checks all of those boxes.

Known for our commitment to our birth and adoptive families throughout their journeys, the level of service we offer is second to none. American Adoptions of California is a local affiliate of a national adoption agency. By operating as an adoption facilitator and partnering with a local California affiliate agency, we can handle every aspect of your adoption and provide services smaller, local agencies simply cannot. Services like: 

  • Financial protection from adoption disruptions for hopeful adoptive parents. Although rare, disruptions can occur. We make sure you do not have to worry about the financial aspect of things, during this difficult time. 
  • Educational resources and counseling. With a 24/7 hotline to call and speak with a real person, you will never be alone in this process.  
  • Financial support for prospective birth parents to help ensure you are not faced with a financial burden during your pregnancy.
  • Adoption opportunities for birth mothers: Because we are a national agency and work across the country, we give prospective birth mothers hundreds of potential adoptive families to consider. 
  • Post-placement services for adoptive families and birth parents 
  • And more

In addition to the services we offer, we can provide a personal connection and experience. We are staffed by numerous adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive families, which means we can not only connect with you professionally but on a personal level as well. You can read adoption testimonials from our staff members who share their stories here

Although we mention being affiliated with a national agency, we are still able to provide the personal feel of a local professional with offices in California. Our closest office to Fontana is located in Los Angeles, at: 

633 West 5th Street
26th and 27th Floors
Los Angeles, CA 90071

The adoption professional you choose will impact your overall experience of your Fontana adoption. That is something we take seriously and pride ourselves on. 

If you have questions about how American Adoptions can help during your adoption, or about any of the services we have to offer, call 1-800-ADOPTION. You can also fill out our online form to get more information or to begin your Fontana adoption process today.

More Adoption Professionals in Fontana

As we mentioned, every agency will offer different services. You will most likely need the expertise of any or all of the following types of professionals. 

Fontana Adoption Attorneys

All adoptions, no matter the type, nor if you are the adoptive family or birth mother, require the use of an attorney. This ensures your adoption is being completed ethically and legally. When you work with American Adoptions, we will partner you with a trusted legal representative so you do not have to stress or research finding your own.  

As a birth mother, your legal expenses will be taken care of, so you do not have to worry about the financial burden of legal representation and can feel comfortable knowing you are being represented to the best and fullest ability.

If you choose an agency that does not assist with legal representation, you will need to find your adoption attorney. Some nearby attorneys who may be able to help you with this include:

Fontana Adoption Home Study Providers

The first step for a hopeful adoptive family in California is to complete an adoption home study in Fontana. The home study is essentially an evaluation that assesses a family’s readiness to become parents. Through home visits, interviews, background checks, and more, the family must get the approval of a licensed home study professional. 

American Adoptions can provide the best support during your home study. You can feel prepared and confident with our guidance. Because our staff has so many adoptive families, we understand what you are going through professionally and personally.  

Our team will connect you with a licensed home study provider in California who can assist with your Fontana home study. You may also consider finding your home study provider, if so, we suggest visiting 1-800-homestudy to find professionals in the Corona area. 

For more information on how American Adoptions can help with your Corona home study or any other questions you may have, call us at 1-800-ADOPTION.

Fontana Foster Care Adoption Professionals

Although the foster care process is significantly different than that of domestic adoption, it acts as another option for adoptive families hoping to start or grow their family. If you have dreams of adopting an older child, a child with special needs, or a sibling group, you may want to explore foster care adoption in Fontana. 

American Adoptions provides services for domestic infant adoptions and cannot assist with foster are adoptions, but any of the following agencies will be able to provide the support you need.

Fontana Adoption Court System

For adoptive families, to finalize your adoption, you must first have a finalization hearing. Both, your adoption professional and attorney will prepare for this hearing, as well as all documentation need for the Judge to Review. During your hearing, you will be asked questions about how you are adjusting to parenthood and anything else pertinent to your adoption journey.

Upon approval, the judge will issue a final decree of adoption, meaning your child is legally recognized as a member of your family and your adoption in Fontana is complete. Your hearing will take place in the San Bernadino County court. Birth parents do not need to be present during the finalization hearing.

Fontana Adoption Agencies and Other Resources for Prospective Birth Parents

Adoption is such a brave decision, one in which you be faced with many difficult decisions. American Adoptions understand the thoughts and emotions running through your mind and we are here to help. 

From the moment you contact our team, you are assigned a specific adoption specialist to ensure you are receiving the support you need when you need it. You will receive services like: 

  • 24/7 support and counseling so that you always have the answers and support you need, when you need it. 
  • Adoption planning and case management services so that every detail along the way is discussed, understood, and planned out to your liking.
  • Medical care assistance for you and your baby to ensure you are both receiving the medical attention you need throughout your pregnancy and delivery.  
  • Legal representation to guide you through all legalities of adoption.  
  • Financial assistance to help with living expenses like rent, groceries, and utilities, depending on your circumstances, maybe more.  
  • And more  

The goal for all birth mothers is to find the best adoptive family for your child. American Adoptions is here to help give you the best opportunities as you make such an exciting decision. We determine your preferences for an adoptive family, such as race, marital status, ethnicity, age, and more. Through these preferences, we filter out hopeful adoptive families and provide you with adoptive profiles to review.

The goal of these profiles is to feel a connection to a family to further get to know them and see if there is a match. This process is exciting, as you are beginning to build a relationship with a family you may choose to raise your child. 

We mentioned adoption planning as one of the services offered, and when you are making an adoption plan you will be in control of all the decisions made. This includes choosing the hospital from which you will deliver your baby. Ideally, you want a hospital that will support all of your needs and make you a top priority.

 For your adoption in Fontana, you have several options for your delivery that you may consider:

The decision to pursue adoption during an unplanned pregnancy is one of the biggest decisions of your life, which takes plenty of thought and research. American adoptions can help make sure adoption is right for you, and provide you the educational resources you need to make the best choice. 

Contact us anytime at 1-800-ADOPTION or fill out this online form to get more information about the services we can provide during your adoption in Fontana.

Starting Your Adoption in Fontana

No matter if you are just considering adoption or are ready to begin today, the first step in the process is making the call. When you're ready, contact American Adoptions to get more information. Adoption professionals are ready to help answer any questions you may have about adoption in Fontana or to help you begin your adoption plan today!

American Adoptions of California operates as an adoption facilitator and partners with a California affiliate agency providing local agency services.

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