Adoption Resources in Fresno
If you are a pregnant woman or a hopeful adoptive family considering adoption, you are likely beginning your search for professionals and adoption agencies in Fresno. You may be questioning:
- What services and resources do you need?
- Who can help with your adoption?
- What do adoption professionals do?
Because researching adoption in Fresno can be difficult, American Adoptions has compiled this guide to jumpstart your search. Here, you will find information about adoption agencies and the professionals that can help provide the services you need during your adoption in Fresno.
Anytime you have questions about adoption, unplanned pregnancy, or the services American Adoption can provide, you can call 1-800-ADOPTION or fill out our online form to get the answers you need, from an adoption specialist.
Until then, continue reading this guide to learn more about adoption in Fresno.
Choosing Adoption in Fresno
Whether you are a pregnant woman or a hopeful adoptive family, pursuing adoption is one of the most life-changing choices you can make. It takes plenty of research and thought before coming to a decision.
Nobody should have to make this decision alone.
Adoption professionals are here to discuss your options and educate you on the pros and cons of choosing adoption for your specific situation. You may also gain peace of mind reading and listening to stories from birth mothers and adoptive families who have been in your position. By following this link, you can read their testimonials as they share their story of their adoption experience with American Adoptions.
These adoptive families and birth parents fully understand the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing. Gaining insight into the struggles, successes, and everything else included in their adoption journey can help prepare you for yours as well.
Adoption professionals are also here to help.
American Adoptions is always available to answer any questions, provide information, and discuss your situation with you. You can call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with a professional or keep reading to learn more about the beneficial services we provide prospective birth mothers and hopeful adoptive families considering adoption in Fresno.
Find Adoption Agencies in Fresno [And More Adoption Professionals]
The adoption professional you choose will ultimately impact your overall adoption experience.
With such an emotional and personal decision as adoption, you want to find a professional that can not only provide all of the services you need, but also put your needs first while providing those services.
Look no further than American Adoptions.
When you choose American Adoptions, you are not only being provided the best experience and services, but you are getting a personal connection unmatched anywhere else. With over 25 years of experience as one of the largest national domestic infant adoption professionals in the United States, we not only understand adoption professionally but also personally.
But, what does that mean?
Starting with our Co-Founder, Scott Mars, who is an adoptee himself, all the way to our social workers and members of our media team — made up of birth mothers, adoptive families, and adoptees, our staff knows the ins and outs of adoption because we have firsthand experience in dealing with it. We can relate to the same feelings and thoughts you may be experiencing. We truly understand adoption because we have been there before.
When you work with American Adoptions you can rest easy knowing that all of your needs will be taken care of. You won't have to run around trying to find multiple professionals to assist with your adoption in Fresno, we take care of everything in one place and keep you informed on the process the entire time. By working as an adoption facilitator and partnering with a local California affiliate agency, you can be sure your needs will be taken care of.
When you choose American Adoptions of California as your adoption professional, you are getting the expertise, benefits, and scope of a leading national adoption agency, with the personal feel and expert knowledge of a local adoption professional. That’s largely in part to having offices located right in Fresno.
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But what services can you expect? We ensure you experience benefits not found at most other Fresno adoption professionals, some of these services include:
- Financial protection for adoptive families in the case of adoption disruption. This helps ensure that in the case something does happen, you are not stuck with an unexpected financial loss or burden.
- 24/7 counseling services for birth parents pre-and post-placement. Adoption is emotional and there are times where you s may need support. Our adoption hotline provides that around the clock, 365 days a year.
- Financial assistance for birth mothers. Medical bills from pregnancy can quickly add up. To alleviate the burden a birth mother may be facing, financial assistance is available and can cover living expenses, medical bills, and more.
- More adoptive families for expectant mothers to choose from. Because we are a national adoption agency, we work with families from all across the United States. This increased number of families helps provide more options for birth mothers to find the perfect adoptive family for their baby.
- Lower adoption wait times for hopeful parents
- And more
The choice of which adoption professional in Fresno you work with throughout your adoption journey is one of the most important decisions you can make during the process. American Adoption takes pride in knowing you are taken care of from beginning to end, and that all of your needs are met to the best of our abilities.
To learn more about our services or to start your adoption process today, call us any time at 1-800-ADOPTION or request more information online.
More Adoption Professionals in Fresno
In some adoption situations, the assistance of other professionals will be needed to complete steps in the Fresno adoption process. Below you will find information on adoption attorneys, foster care adoption agencies, home study providers, and the Fresno adoption court system.
Fresno Adoption Attorneys
Every adoption, no matter the type, or if you are the adoptive family or birth mother, requires the use of an attorney. The use of their services helps you complete your adoption 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 over finding your own. Keep in mind, 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 rest easy knowing you are receiving the best legal advice.
Some agencies do not provide an attorney for adoptive families and birth parents. In these cases, you will need to find your adoption attorney. You may consider working with any of these trusted professionals in Fresno.
If you have any questions about legal representation or finding an attorney for your adoption, give us a call at 1-800-ADOPTION to get more information.
Fresno Adoption Home Study Providers
For a hopeful adoptive family to be approved to proceed with the process, they must first complete an adoption home study.
This is essentially an assessment of your readiness to become a parent, based on home visits, background checks, reference interviews, and more. The home study has to be completed by a licensed California professional.
The agency you work with will help you find a provider, but if you would like to get a head start on your research, we suggest you visit 1-800-homestudy to find professionals for your Fresno adoption.
Fresno Foster Care Adoption Professionals
If you are considering adopting an older child, a child with special needs, or a sibling group, have you researched foster care adoption in Fresno?
American Adoptions works in domestic infant adoption, meaning we only assist with that specific type of adoption. But, we fully support the life-changing option foster care provides. Although there tend to be some uncertainties surrounding foster care adoption, the outcome of providing a child with love and report remains the ultimate goal.
For parents considering fostering or foster care adoption in Fresno, here are a few resources to help you get started:
Fresno Adoption Court System
For adoptive families, the last step of your adoption process is one of the most exciting — the adoption finalization. Family Court Services will schedule your adoption finalization hearing months after the placement has occurred.
During this hearing, a Judge will review all required documents, ask you questions to better understand your situation and more. Once they have the information they need, they will issue their final decree of adoption, meaning your child is recognized as a legal member of your family, and your adoption is complete. Birth parents do not need to be present during this step in the process.
Fresno Adoption Agencies and Other Resources for Prospective Birth Parents
As a prospective birth mother experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, there are so many thoughts and emotions involved.
American Adoptions is here to help make sure you are not going through this alone.
It is your pregnancy and your decision on what you want to do. If you decide to pursue adoption in Fresno, we will help you get through this emotional journey by putting you in complete control of your adoption process — starting with your adoption planning.
Adoption planning helps educate you on the process of adoption, as well as letting you make the important decisions throughout by discussing any preferences or specific needs. Specialists at American Adoptions will educate you on the services we offer, so you fully understand what to expect during your adoption. Services like:
- Financial assistance to help you with your medical bills, living expenses, and more
- 24/7 support to make sure you always have the support you need, no matter when you may need it.
- Legal representation to make sure your rights are being protected and your adoption is being completed legally.
- Helping you find adoptive families that match your goals.
- And many other important services.
When we say we will help you find an adoptive family that matches your goals, we mean exactly that. As a local affiliate of a national adoption agency, we have adoptive families from all over the country, which provides you with more opportunities to find the perfect family for your baby. Your adoption specialist will discuss your ideal family and determine if you have any specific age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation qualifications, or any other qualifications you would prefer.
Based on your input, your adoption specialist will filter out adoptive families that match your needs and you can begin to view hopeful adoptive family's adoptive profiles. These profiles provide you a better feel for the family's personalities, backgrounds, and more. Once you have found a family or families you are interested in, your specialist will facilitate conversations and maybe even in-person meetings to better get to know the family.
You are in complete control of choosing the family you want to adopt your baby to, we are just here to help give you the best options. Once you decide on a family, you will also dictate the amount of communication you have during your pregnancy and after placement occurs.
Another important aspect of your adoption planning is creating your hospital plan, This will coordinate the hospital where you will deliver your baby, who will be in the delivery room and other important details.
When the time comes to deliver your baby, you will want to do so at a hospital you are completely comfortable with. For your adoption in Fresno, you may consider any of the following hospitals in the area:
Starting your Adoption in Fresno
Calling an adoption professional is the first step in the adoption process. Whether you are a prospective birth mother or a hopeful adoptive family, no matter if you are just researching or reading to begin the journey calling a professional is the best step in the right direction.
When you are ready, call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with an adoption professional work and to get more information about how American Adoptions can help you.
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