Your Resources for Adoption in Columbus, GA
Are you thinking about adoption in Columbus, GA? The law office of Claiborne|Fox|Bradley can help you reach your personal adoption goals, whether you’re a prospective adoptive parent or a pregnant woman considering adoption for her baby.
While there are plenty of large, national organizations that can assist with adoption today (whether within the United States or internationally), you should also know that you can complete a local adoption in Columbus with local adoption professionals, if you so desire — and our law firm can play a role in that.
With offices in Atlanta and Savannah, we are dedicated to providing legal service for adoptions throughout Georgia, including any Columbus adoptions. No matter your location, we will give your adoption process the same attention, dedication and support as any adoption in the state of Georgia. Our law office in Atlanta is always available to you for any important meetings or discussions you wish to have during your adoption process, as well.
When you choose us as your adoption attorney in Columbus, we will provide all the assistance you need to complete the legal process of your adoption, including:
- Making sure you meet Columbus adoption requirements
- Advising you through home study investigation requirements
- Educating you on your rights and role during the hospital stay and placement of the baby
- Finalizing the adoption
- And more
To learn more about exactly what kind of services we provide for any adoption in Columbus, please call our offices today at 404-442-6969.
The law office of Claiborne|Fox|Bradley is also happy to refer you to other trusted adoption professionals in the local area for any additional services you need, whether that’s case management, support and counseling or matching services. Below, you’ll find a list of some of the professionals for adoption in Columbus. We encourage all prospective adoptive parents and women considering adoption to do extensive research before deciding on adoption professionals that are right for them.
Infant Adoption Agencies in Columbus
Whether you’re a pregnant woman considering adoption or a prospective adoptive parent, our law firm can help you through your private infant domestic adoption process in Columbus. However, because Claiborne|Fox|Bradley is a law firm, we may not provide all of the services that you desire in your adoption process — like case management or 24/7 emotional support. You will always need a lawyer for your adoption but, if you’re looking for other services, you may also wish to find an adoption agency in Columbus, Georgia.
An adoption agency is typically a one-stop shop professional, providing most (if not all) of the services you need through every step of your adoption journey. Many of our clients choose to work with adoption agencies in Columbus and surrounding areas, and other adoption agencies choose to work with us for the legal process of an adoption. If you’re considering using an adoption agency in Columbus, here are some local professionals and others located in nearby areas:
- Bethany Christian Services
- Lifeline Children’s Services (Tyrone)
- Covenant Care Adoption Services (Macon)
- Georgia AGAPE (Atlanta)
Foster Care Adoption Agencies
Instead of a private domestic infant adoption, you may be considering a foster care adoption in Columbus. Foster care adoption is a process where older children whose parents’ rights have been terminated are permanently placed in homes with new families who can provide the supportive family environment they need.
The law office of Claiborne|Fox|Bradley is honored to help those pursuing a foster care adoption to complete the legal process involved. Prospective adoptive parents will also need to work with a licensed child-placing agency to prepare for the challenges of foster care adoption and find an adoption opportunity that fits their lives.
The foster care system in Georgia is managed by the Division of Family and Children’s Services, which you will likely work with to some extent in your adoption process. Some other foster care adoption agencies in Columbus and nearby areas are:
- Lutheran Services of Georgia
- Benchmark Family Services
- Georgia Baptist Children’s Home (Palmetto)
- Alabama Post Adoption Connection (Montgomery, Alabama)
Home Study Providers in Columbus
When you decide to complete an adoption in Columbus or anywhere else in the United States, you’ll also have to complete a home study investigation — an interview by a trained social worker to make sure that you, your family and your house are ready to bring an adopted child into your life. The investigation will likely involve home visits and interviews with every member of your household to prepare for this new arrival.
In many adoption processes, a home study investigation must be done before an adoption situation can be presented to a family (exceptions include stepparent and relative adoptions). Therefore, it’s important to find a home study provider for your Columbus adoption as soon as you start the process. We can refer you to home study providers our law firm commonly works with, or you can consider a few of these local Georgia home study providers:
- Adoption Babylink (GA)
- The Adoption Authority, Inc.
- Options 4 Adoption
- A Adoption Advocates of Georgia
Hospitals in Columbus
Not all of the resources we’ll offer in this article are only for prospective adoptive families; we understand how important it is for pregnant women considering adoption to have access to helpful resources throughout their process of deciding on adoption. One of the most important resources for a woman considering giving a baby up for adoption in Columbus is a medical professional to provide prenatal care and delivery options that are convenient for her.
A prospective birth mother can always choose an obstetrician based on her own preference and comfort level. You do not have to travel if you choose to place a child for adoption in Columbus; the adoptive family you choose will come to you. If you’re looking for an obstetrician or a hospital in Columbus, here are some local resources:
2122 Manchester Expressway
Columbus, GA 31904
710 Center Street
Columbus, GA 31901
6600 Van Aalst Boulevard
Fort Benning, GA 31905
Once you decide on adoption and a local hospital to give birth in, your adoption professionals (including our law offices) can help you make a hospital plan that you’re comfortable with.
Start Your Columbus Adoption Today
There are many professionals involved in an adoption in Columbus and, therefore, the adoption process can certainly seem overwhelming and confusing when you first start learning about it. That’s why it’s so important to have trusted professionals by your side during your Columbus adoption, including the experienced legal assistance of Claiborne|Fox|Bradley. If you ever have questions about adopting a baby in Columbus or pursuing the adoption process as a prospective birth mother, please feel free to call our offices at 404-442-6969 or contact us online.
While this article provides a great list of local resources for adoption in Columbus and other nearby areas, it is by no means an exhaustive list of all of the adoption professionals available to you as a prospective adoptive parent or pregnant woman considering adoption. Before selecting an adoption professional, we encourage you to determine your personal adoption goals and research whether a given professional can meet those needs. We can also provide additional references, if needed.