If you’re looking to adopt a child in Greenlee County or place a baby for adoption in Greenlee County, it’s important to be as informed as possible. Adoption is a life-changing decision, no matter which side of the process you’re on, so you’ll need to make sure you fully understand what’s involved in a Greenlee County adoption and find a professional you’re comfortable with before moving forward.
When you’re considering adoption in Greenlee County, we encourage you to contact the law firm of MyersStrickland for more information. While attorney Heather Strickland is an adoption lawyer and can provide legal counsel, she is also available to explain the process of adoption to you and help you determine whether adoption is the right choice for you and your family.
You will need a lawyer for your adoption, no matter whether you’re a prospective birth mother or hopeful adoptive parent. When you work with attorney Heather Strickland, you’ll not only receive the legal assistance you need but also references to Arizona-licensed adoption resources to help you complete every step of your adoption process.
Here are some professionals and organizations you may wish to contact as you’re starting your adoption in Greenlee County:
Adoption Agencies in Greenlee County
Many prospective adoptive parents and birth parents choose to work with adoption agencies in southern Arizona. These professionals usually provide all the services that a lawyer cannot, including matching, screening, counseling and contact mediation.
If you’re interested in working with an adoption agency, it’s important that you choose a professional who is licensed in the state of Arizona. If they aren’t, they may be classified as an adoption “facilitator”, which can cause legal complexities and put your adoption at risk. You will still need a lawyer even if you work with an adoption agency for your Greenlee County adoption, and attorney Heather Strickland can refer you to agencies she typically works with, including:
International Adoption Agencies in Greenlee County
Some hopeful parents choose to complete an international adoption in southern Arizona, but it’s important to recognize that this kind of adoption can be complicated and include many complex steps. Adopting a child from another country involves strict regulations based on the country you adopt from, so you will need to work with a certified international adoption agency to complete this process.
While there are no international adoption agencies in Greenlee County, there are several organizations that work across the state of Arizona. Contact them to learn more about the requirements for international adoption to help decide if the process is right for you and your family:
Home Study Providers in Greenlee County
All prospective adoptive parents in Arizona must complete a home study investigation before they can be cleared to adopt. This investigation ensures that a family and their household are fully prepared for the unique challenges and rewards that adoption will bring them. Usually, it involves a home visit by a trained social worker.
While there are no home study providers located in Greenlee County, there are plenty of home study providers in southern Arizona who are willing to work with prospective adoptive parents. If you choose one of these providers for your Greenlee County adoption, they will send a social worker to your house even if they are based elsewhere. Contact these organizations to learn more:
- American Adoptions
- Adoption Choices of Arizona
- Adoption Home Study Services of Arizona
- Adoption Solutions of Arizona
Hospitals in Greenlee County
If you’re a pregnant woman wondering, “Can I give my baby up for adoption in Greenlee County or southern Arizona?” know that there are plenty of options available to you, no matter where you live. Attorney Heather Strickland will provide the adoption services and referrals you need as a prospective birth mother in Arizona, including helping you decide if adoption is the right answer for you.
When you’re considering adoption, it’s important to recognize that this option does not mean you’re “giving up” your baby. Instead, you’re choosing to give them the best life possible — one that you may not be able to provide yourself. Still, attorney Heather Strickland knows that adoption isn’t always the right answer for everyone, so when you contact her, she’ll discuss all of your unplanned pregnancy options with you honestly and objectively, with no obligation to you to choose adoption.
If you decide you want to place your baby for adoption in Greenlee County or anywhere else in the United States, we’ll work closely with you to develop an adoption plan for every step of your pregnancy. You will be able to receive local medical care and give birth to your baby in Greenlee County, if you should desire. Some of your medical professional options may include:
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If you’re thinking about adopting a baby in Greenlee County or putting a baby up for adoption in Greenlee County, it’s important that you take advantage of all of the adoption resources available to you in southern Arizona. Attorney Heather Strickland is here to help you understand the adoption process, help you decide if it’s right for you and refer you to trusted adoption professionals in Greenlee County and the entire state of Arizona.
To learn more about the adoption services MyersStrickland offers to prospective adoptive parents and birth parents, please call our offices at 520-327-6041 or contact us online.