Your Resources for Adoption in Savannah
For those considering an adoption in Savannah, the law firm of Claiborne|Fox|Bradley can help you reach your adoption goals.
No matter whether you’re a pregnant woman considering adoption or a hopeful parent wanting to grow your family, it’s important that you learn all there is to know about a Savannah adoption. Fortunately, our law firm can help with any aspect of the adoption process in Savannah with which you need assistance.
For all your legal needs, we can be your adoption attorney in Savannah, in our offices located at:
410 E. Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Our lawyers can always help you understand exactly what’s involved in a Savannah adoption, from the legal steps to other important aspects of this journey. After working with you throughout your adoption process, we’ll also help you finalize your adoption in a local Savannah court, making sure that all proper legalities have been followed and each party’s rights are protected.
However, we also know that your adoption process will likely include several more professionals. Our law firm is happy to provide you references to local adoption professionals that we trust and work with frequently, but the choice will always be up to you. As you’re selecting an adoption professional in Savannah or another local region, we recommend that you do extensive research to make sure this professional can meet your adoption goals and help you through this life-changing process.
Infant Adoption Agencies in Savannah
While the law firm of Claiborne|Fox|Bradley can provide all the legal assistance you need during your Savannah adoption, sometimes, our clients want assistance through every step of the private domestic infant adoption process. They may wish for professional help in finding a prospective birth mother or adoptive family, or they may need a trained, supportive counselor to manage their case and give them peace of mind. In this case, Claiborne|Fox|Bradley can work alongside a full-service adoption agency to help you meet your adoption goals.
Adoption agencies play a large role in the adoption process and will be your professional from beginning to end, so it’s important that you find one you’re comfortable with. We can always provide you references to Savannah adoption agencies that we frequently work with and recommend but, as always, the decision is entirely up to you.
Here are a few adoption agencies in Savannah and nearby areas you may wish to consider:
Foster Care Adoption Agencies in Savannah
Another type of adoption is foster care adoption, through which you can adopt a child whose parents’ rights have been terminated and who is waiting in the foster care system for their forever family. If you choose foster care adoption, our law firm can help complete the legal steps of your adoption process. However, you will likely need to work with a local foster care adoption agency to find an adoption opportunity and prepare for the unique challenges associated with foster care adoption (and foster care, in general), like adopting an older child who may have some history of trauma in his or her childhood.
To learn more about this kind of adoption, we recommend you contact some of these foster care adoption agencies in Savannah:
- Georgia Division of Family and Children Services
- Chatham County DFCS
- Adoptive & Foster Parent Association of Georgia
- Lutheran Services of Georgia
Home Study Providers in Savannah
No matter what kind of adoption process you decide to pursue as an adoptive parent, you will always need to complete a home study investigation before you can be cleared for an adoption. This investigation is a way for child-placing organizations to determine if your home and family is a good fit for a child (stepparent and relative adoptions may not require this kind of investigation). Typically, a home study involves a trained social worker visiting your home and interviewing your family prior to you going active with a licensed child-placing agency.
There are many licensed home study providers throughout the state of Georgia, ready to complete this process for any Savannah or Georgia adoption. Even if there are no local home study providers near you, these organizations will be happy to send a trained social worker to your house, wherever you’re located:
- A Adoption Advocates of Georgia
- AAA Partners in Adoption
- The Adoption Authority, Inc.
- Options 4 Adoption
Hospitals in Savannah
On the other hand, what are some local professionals that a prospective birth mother may need? As mentioned above, there are several local adoption agencies in Savannah to help women who are considering adoption, and the law offices of Claiborne|Fox|Bradley can also help you decide if adoption is right for you and help you connect with the perfect adoptive family for you and your baby.
Another important adoption professional, however, is the medical professional who will help you through your entire pregnancy. It’s crucial that any pregnant woman start receiving prenatal care as soon as she’s aware she’s pregnant. Even when you choose adoption, you will have the right to select your own obstetrician near you for a healthy pregnancy and birth experience.
If you find yourself unexpectedly pregnant and in need of prenatal care, or are considering a medical professional for when you give birth, here are some hospitals and obstetricians in Savannah to consider:
1692 Chatham Parkway
Savannah, GA 31405
4700 Waters Avenue
Savannah, GA 31404
4606 Skidaway Road
Savannah, GA 31404
11705 Mercy Boulevard
Savannah, GA 31419
Remember, your adoption professional will work with you and your chosen medical professional to make sure everyone is prepared for how your hospital plan will proceed if you’re considering adoption in Savannah.
Start Your Savannah Adoption Today
There are many resources available to you for your adoption in Savannah, and we at Claiborne|Fox|Bradley are happy to help you find the adoption professionals that are perfect for you. We are also ready to begin the legal process of your adoption at any moment, whether you’re a prospective adoptive parent or a woman considering adoption for her baby. If needed, we can also refer you to other trusted adoption professionals to complete your Savannah adoption today.
To learn more about adopting a baby in Savannah or giving up your baby for adoption in Savannah, please call our local office at 912-236-9559 or contact our law firm online today.
While this article provides a list of some local Savannah adoption professionals available to you, it’s by no means an extensive list of all your local adoption professionals. If you’re considering a Savannah adoption, we encourage you to do your own research to discover all of the adoption professionals available to you in the area so you can find the one that’s best for you.