Adoption in Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More
Not sure where to start with the adoption process? You’ve come to the right place.
Here at American Adoptions of Florida, we know that adoption in Tallahassee, Fla., can be overwhelming. Knowing which path to choose and which professionals to work with can seem impossible. Fortunately, we’re here to help every step of the way — starting with this guide below.
Keep reading to find everything you need to know about adoption in Tallahassee, including the professionals available to assist you along the way.
Adoption Agencies in Tallahassee, Florida
Many people choose to work with adoption agencies in Tallahassee for this life-changing journey. And it’s no surprise why — agencies are “one-stop shops” that will support you from start to finish.
Adoption agencies provide every service you need for your Tallahassee adoption, including:
- Screening and education
- Adoption opportunities
- Case management and personal counseling
- References to other professionals, like attorneys and home study providers
- And more
But, how do you know which Tallahassee adoption agency is right for you? It’s all about doing your research.
Might we suggest you start by contacting American Adoptions of Florida?
As a national agency licensed in the state of Florida, we can provide all the services you need for your private domestic infant adoption. We’ll guide you through every step, whether you’re looking to place or adopt a baby in Tallahassee. We can also provide financial assistance and counseling for pregnant women, as well as financial protection for adoptive parents.
When it comes to adoption agencies in Tallahassee, there’s really no competition. Don’t believe us? Contact us online or call our specialists at 1-800-ADOPTION to learn more about our agency services.
Looking for other options? Here are a few more adoption agencies in Tallahassee that you might consider:
Foster Care Adoption Agencies in Tallahassee, Florida
Many parents decide that foster care adoption in Tallahassee is the better option for them. If you are interested in adopting an older child, a child with special needs, or a sibling group, there are many children waiting for the permanent home and family you can provide.
While American Adoptions of Florida does not complete foster care adoptions, we support any hopeful parent considering this path. Contact any of these professionals to learn more about this process:
- Big Bend Community Based Care
- Children’s Home Society of Florida
- Florida Department of Children and Families
- One Church, One Child of Florida
International Adoption Agencies in Tallahassee, Florida
Maybe you are interested in adopting a child from another country. While options for international adoptions in Florida have dwindled over the past decades, there are still several paths available, if you wish to pursue this family-building option.
You’ll need to ensure you work with a Hague-approved professional from the very beginning. An international adoption involves two countries and two sets of laws, so you’ll need to be guided by someone with experience. Reach out to these professionals to get started:
Adoption Attorneys in Tallahassee
No matter what kind of adoption you pursue, you’ll always need to work with an adoption attorney in Tallahassee. Laws and regulations on adoption in Florida are complicated; an experienced legal professional will ensure your journey is completed safely, ethically and legally.
Working with American Adoptions of Florida? You’ll receive a referral to a local attorney we frequently work with. But, if you want to do research on your own, start with these local Florida adoption attorneys:
Tallahassee Adoption Home Study Providers
Every adoptive parent needs to complete a home study. During this step, a social worker will evaluate your home and lifestyle to confirm you are prepared for the unique joys and challenges of parenting an adopted child.
You won’t need to look far for a Florida-licensed home study provider. American Adoptions of Florida is happy to help. We frequently complete Tallahassee adoption home studies for those who work with our agency for placement — and those who don’t! We’ll provide the case management and support to quickly and efficiently complete this adoption requirement.
Contact us online to learn more today.
Tallahassee Hospitals for Prenatal and Maternity Care and Delivery
If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy in Florida, you may not know where to turn. Know that American Adoptions of Florida will be here for you, should you decide to place your child for adoption. You can also call us anytime at 1-800-ADOPTION to receive free, no-obligation unplanned pregnancy counseling.
If you decide to place your child for adoption in Tallahassee, you will create an adoption plan. Part of this will include your birth plan, detailing exactly how your childbirth experience should go. You’ll get to choose your delivery location, such as:
Remember: Your medical costs will always be free to you, and you will always have the right to change your mind about your adoption decision.
Tallahassee Courts for Adoption Finalization
When you’re an adoptive parent, your journey isn’t over when your child is placed in your arms. Your adoption will need to be made official about six months later at an adoption finalization hearing.
Your adoption finalization will be an opportunity to celebrate, so feel free to bring your whole family. During this hearing, a judge will review your adoption paperwork, ask a few questions and then sign a final decree of adoption. They will likely be happy to take a picture or two of this momentous occasion!
Your Tallahassee adoption finalization will likely occur at the Leon County Courthouse.
Tourism Spots for Your Adoption in Tallahassee, FL
Adoptive parents and prospective birth parents who pursue an adoption in Tallahassee will frequently spend some time in the area — either as part of their pre-placement open adoption contact or after placement during their ICPC wait.
Fortunately, there is plenty to do in Tallahassee during your stay, including:
- Florida Historic Capitol Museum
- Mission San Luis
- Museum of Florida History
- St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
- Tallahassee Museum
We know adoption in Tallahassee can be complicated. But we’re here to help every step of the way. If you’re interested in a private domestic infant adoption in Florida, please contact us online for more information or give us a call at 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with a trained adoption specialist.
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