Your Resources for Adoption in Durham
Are you a prospective adoptive parent considering adopting a baby in Durham, NC? Or are you a pregnant woman considering “giving your baby up” for adoption in Durham?
The law office of Claiborne|Fox|Bradley can help.
Our experienced adoption attorneys in Durham and the surrounding areas can provide you all the information you need to know about the adoption process in North Carolina to help you decide what the best path is for you. No matter where you are located in the state, our adoption attorneys are dedicated to providing you the best legal service possible as you go through this life-changing process.
As your adoption attorney in Durham, we will:
- Explain the adoption process and help you determine if it’s the right choice for you
- Make sure you meet the requirements to adopt or place a child for adoption in Durham
- Guide you through every legal step of your adoption process
- Inform you of your rights and responsibilities
- Finalize your adoption in a local Durham adoption court
- And more
Our attorneys are always willing to address any questions or concerns you have about adoption in Durham and North Carolina. To learn more today, you can call our office at 704-702-0300.
While we can provide all the legal assistance you need to complete your adoption, you may desire other assistance to make your adoption process as stress-free as possible, like matching or counseling services. For those services we cannot provide ourselves, we are happy to provide references to local Durham adoption professionals who may help you reach those goals.
Keep reading for more information about these different adoption professionals that are located near you.
Infant Adoption Agencies in Durham
Many people pursuing adoption — whether they’re hopeful parents or women considering adoption for their babies — choose to work with an adoption agency as they go through the Durham adoption process. An adoption agency provides the case management and direct support services that many people desire during this emotional process, as well as help with everything from finding an adoption opportunity or adoptive family for a baby to mediating contact before and after the adoption process is complete.
Whether you work with an adoption agency in Durham or not, you will need the assistance of an adoption attorney in Durham, too. For those who wish to work with an adoption agency as well as an adoption attorney, our law firm can provide referrals to local and national agencies that we commonly work with. If you’re currently working with an adoption agency in Durham, you can still contact us about being your legal representation during your adoption process.
It’s important that both hopeful adoptive parents and prospective birth parents do research before deciding on an adoption agency that’s right for them. We’ve listed a few of the local options available to you, and you can always find other professionals in different cities:
- A Child’s Hope (Raleigh)
- Amazing Grace Adoptions & Orphan Care (Raleigh)
- Bethany Christian Services (Raleigh)
- Catholic Charities (Raleigh)
Foster Care Adoption Agencies in Durham
If you’re considering becoming an adoptive parent in North Carolina, you may also be thinking about fulfilling this dream through foster care adoption or through becoming a foster parent. While this adoption process has just as many unique challenges as any infant adoption in Durham, it is just as beautiful a way of creating a family.
If you want to adopt a child from foster care in North Carolina, you will need to work with an appropriate foster care adoption agency in Durham or another nearby area to receive the training and preparation you need to receive an adoption opportunity. The law firm of Claiborne|Fox|Bradley can also serve as your legal representation during this process, making sure all the necessary steps are taken to finalize your adoption in Durham.
To learn more about foster care adoption in Durham and local areas, you can contact these professionals:
- Durham County Social Services
- Lutheran Services Carolinas (Raleigh)
- The Omni Family of Services (Burlington)
- Children’s Home Society of North Carolina (Raleigh)
Home Study Providers in Durham
Before you adopt a child through either foster care or infant adoption, you’ll need to complete a North Carolina home study investigation, as required by state adoption laws. Fortunately, however, there are many local professionals who will help you through this process.
A home study investigation involves a trained social worker visiting your home to make sure you and any other household members understand the adoption process, any potential challenges that may arise after placement and the commitment required when bringing an adopted child into your home. The process will involve interviews with every member of your household, and your North Carolina home study professional will help you prepare for this process.
Whether or not your chosen home study provider is located in Durham won’t make a difference in how your home study is completed; your professional will send a trained social worker to your house no matter where you live in North Carolina. That said, here are some home study providers with offices in Durham and nearby cities:
Hospitals in Durham
What if you’re a pregnant woman thinking, “How do I give a baby up for adoption in Durham?”
Know that there are just as many Durham adoption professionals ready to guide you through this emotional process, as well. You can contact our law office at 704-702-0300 any time for more information about the adoption process — which we’ll provide absolutely for free, with no obligation to choose adoption unless you’re confident that it’s the right decision for you and your child. We can walk you through what to expect if you do choose adoption and, when you’re ready, we can help connect you to any other adoption professionals you need, like an adoption agency that can provide you the 24/7 emotional counseling you may need throughout this life-changing journey.
When you choose to place your child for adoption in Durham, you always have the right to choose an adoption professional that you’re comfortable with. You’re in charge of the process the entire way through. This also means you get to choose a local medical obstetrician and hospital to provide you the prenatal care you and your baby need, even if you’re still deciding on adoption. With the adoption process, your medical expenses will be completely covered by your adoption professional.
If you are pregnant, please contact one of these Durham medical professionals to make sure you receive the care you need:
3643 N. Roxboro Street
Durham, NC 27704
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710
930 Martin Luther king Jr. Boulevard #202
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
2609 North Duke Street #204
Durham, NC 27704
Start Your Durham Adoption Today
There are many local Durham adoption professionals prepared to help you through this life-changing journey, and our experienced adoption attorneys at Claiborne|Fox|Bradley are here to make the process as easy as possible for you. To learn more about adoption in Durham and what it may look like for you, please contact our offices today. We know how important this decision is to you (whether you’re a prospective adoptive parent or birth mother), and we will make sure you receive the dedication and quality legal service you need along the way.
The Durham adoption professionals listed in this article are a great place to start when researching the professionals available to you, but they’re by no means all of the adoption professionals available to you in the state of North Carolina. Before you select an adoption professional, you should make sure to evaluate your own adoption goals and preferences and do diligent research to determine which professionals will meet those goals. Claiborne|Fox|Bradley can provide additional referrals, should you desire them.