Your Resources for Adoption in Athens
Whenever you complete an adoption process, whether it’s an adoption in Athens or anywhere else in the country, it can be a complicated one. Not only do you need the assistance of an experienced adoption attorney in Athens to help you through the legal steps of adoption, but you’ll likely also need to find an adoption opportunity or a prospective adoptive family, navigate pre- and post-adoption contact and more to have a successful, positive Athens adoption experience.
Fortunately, the law office of Claiborne|Fox|Bradley can provide all of the legal services you need to complete your adoption in Athens and protect your personal rights during the process. We can help you accomplish every legal step of your adoption, including finalizing your adoption in a local Athens adoption court for your convenience.
When you work with our firm, your adoption goals and preferences are our priority. We will always be available to answer your questions and concerns through the process, and our office in Atlanta is always available to you should you require any in-person consultations and discussions.
However, we also understand that we can’t always provide all of the services you may want in your adoption process. For example, if you’re looking for trained counseling or case management services, you will need to work with additional adoption professionals in the area. We’ve worked with many other Athens adoption professionals in our adoption cases, and we’re happy to do the same for any prospective adoptive parents or pregnant women considering adoption who are looking at working with multiple adoption professionals.
If you’re considering working with additional adoption professionals, we encourage you to do diligent research to determine which organizations are right for you. We can also provide references to some of the professionals that we commonly work with to aid in your decision. Below, you’ll find a list of some local Athens adoption professionals and services you may require during your process.
Infant Adoption Agencies in Athens
With Claiborne|Fox|Bradley as your adoption attorney in Athens, you can be reassured that all of your legal requirements for adoption are taken care of. But, what about the other aspects of adoption, like finding a match or managing communication between professionals?
For these services and more, many of our clients choose to work with adoption agencies in Athens and throughout Georgia. These agencies offer case management services for adoptive parents and prospective birth mothers, making the adoption process less stressful and more enjoyable for all involved. Because every adoption process requires a lawyer, we work with both clients who have been referred to us from these agencies, and clients who approach us and then add an agency professional’s services later on.
Whatever your situation, if you’re interested in an adoption agency in Athens, we are happy to provide referrals for those that may fit your adoption preferences. As always, we encourage you to do research to determine which of these local agencies might be the best fit for you:
- Nightlight Christian Adoptions
- Covenant Care Adoption Services
- Bethany Christian Services
- America World Adoption (Lawrenceville)
Foster Care Adoption Agencies in Athens
The law firm of Claiborne|Fox|Bradley is also honored to help many clients become parents through the Athens foster care adoption process. Like with any other adoption process, we are experienced in handling the legal steps involved with bringing a child from foster care into your family permanently.
In foster care adoption, children are usually older and may have experienced some trauma in their childhood before being placed in a foster home. There are plenty of children waiting in the system to be adopted and, when you work with local foster care adoption agencies in Athens, you will find the perfect adoption opportunity for your family, as well as receive the proper training for potential challenges along the way.
Here are some local foster care adoption agencies in Athens you may consider working with:
- Clarke County Division of Family and Children Services
- All God’s Children
- Bethany Christian Services
- Community Connections (Stone Mountain)
Home Study Providers in Athens
Another important resource for prospective adoptive families in Athens is a home study provider. You will most likely need to complete this adoption requirement before a child can be placed in your home (with stepparent and relative adoptions being the exception).
A home study in Athens is a process that involves a trained social worker visiting your home, wherever you’re located. Once there, she will interview your family members and investigate your home to make sure that you are all prepared for the challenges and excitement of bringing an adopted child into your life. With proper preparation and the right professional, your Georgia home study will be an easy, stress-free part of your adoption process.
While there may not be physical offices for home study providers in Athens, remember that your social worker will travel to your house from wherever she is located. Some providers to consider are:
- Options 4 Adoption
- Adoption Babylink (GA)
- A Adoptions Advocates of Georgia
- The Adoption Authority, Inc.
Hospitals in Athens
But, what if you’re a pregnant woman considering placing a baby for adoption in Athens? What are the adoption professionals you’ll need?
One of the first things to do if you’re considering adoption in Athens is to call our law firm at 404-442-6969. We can provide all of the important information you need to make the unplanned pregnancy decision that’s best for you, absolutely for free and with no obligation to choose adoption unless you’re certain it’s right for you. If you do decide on adoption, our attorneys can help you start the process, including connecting you with local Athens adoption professionals you may need for support during the process and helping provide financial assistance for medical care.
One of the professionals that’s incredibly important for any pregnant woman (whether she’s decided on adoption or not) is a hospital or obstetrician where she can receive prenatal care as soon as she discovers she’s pregnant. This medical care is integral to making sure she and her unborn baby stay healthy throughout her pregnancy.
When you are a prospective birth mother in Athens, you can complete your adoption process in your hometown with local adoption professionals for your convenience. As you select your local hospital and obstetrician, research these medical professionals in Athens and nearby areas:
1199 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA 30606
Doula Service in Athens, GA
1400 River Place
500 Medical Center Boulevard
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Start Your Athens Adoption Today
If you’re considering an adoption in Athens, it’s important that you work with experienced professionals to receive the proper services you need to have a positive adoption journey. You can always start your adoption process by contacting our office, where our adoption attorneys can educate you about the adoption process in Athens, answer any questions you have and help you get started when you’re ready.
To learn more today about adoption in Georgia and which local professionals you may need, please call us at 404-442-6969.
There are many adoption professionals available to you in Athens and the surrounding area; this article is not an extensive list. Before deciding on a professional, we encourage our clients to do research to discover exactly which professional can meet their adoption goals and preferences — which may be someone located outside of the Athens area. We are happy to provide more references for clients who are interested.