Are you looking to adopt a child in Santa Cruz County or put a baby up for adoption in Santa Cruz County? Whether you’re a prospective adoptive parent or prospective birth mother, attorney Heather Strickland can help you understand exactly what your adoption process might be like and refer you to all the local adoption resources you may need.
There are many aspects that make up a successful adoption, and you’ll likely need to work with several adoption professionals for an adoption in Santa Cruz County. Therefore, it may be useful for you to explore all of your adoption resources and options before starting the adoption process.
Attorney Heather Strickland can work closely with you to determine if adoption is the best choice for you and, if so, help you decide what kind of adoption is right for you. You will need an adoption attorney for any kind of Santa Cruz adoption you choose, but our law firm goes beyond the basics of adoption legalities to make sure you understand and are comfortable with your adoption process the whole way through.
Whether you’re a prospective birth mother or adoptive parent, you can call our offices at 520-327-6041 with any questions you have about adoption in Santa Cruz County and the rest of southern Arizona. Our offices are conveniently located within a couple of hours of Santa Cruz County at:
3180 East Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85716
As you’re researching adoption in Santa Cruz County, here are some resources that can help you proceed with an adoption in southern Arizona and beyond:
Adoption Agencies in Santa Cruz County
Adoption agencies provide a “one-stop shop” for prospective birth parents and adoptive parents, as these professionals work with you from the beginning to the end of your adoption process. They’ll usually help you coordinate any necessary screening, match you with a prospective birth mother or adoptive family, mediate any open adoption contact, provide counseling throughout the process and more.
When you work with an adoption agency, you will also need to work with a separate adoption attorney in Santa Cruz County or in a nearby area to complete the legalities of your adoption. Attorney Heather Strickland assists many prospective birth parents and adoptive parents who are also working with an adoption agency to complete their Santa Cruz County adoption. She can also refer you to an adoption professional that’s properly licensed in the state of Arizona, to avoid any legal complications later on.
Here are some of the adoption agencies in Santa Cruz County and the surrounding areas you can choose from:
Foster Care Adoption in Santa Cruz County
If you’re a hopeful parent in Santa Cruz County, you might be considering adopting a child from foster care. Our law firm has helped thousands of families in Arizona adopt children waiting in the foster care system, and we can help you begin your foster care adoption process today.
While attorney Heather Strickland will represent your legal interests in a foster care adoption in Santa Cruz County, you will also need to work with a foster care agency or organization to complete the necessary training and screenings for the process. Contact these organizations to learn more about foster care adoption in Arizona:
International Adoption Agencies in Santa Cruz County
Another way you may choose to adopt a baby in Santa Cruz County is through an international program. Because the international adoption process can be complex and comes with its own unique challenges, you’ll need to work closely with an international adoption agency to learn more and make sure this is the right adoption path for you.
While there are no international adoption agencies located in Santa Cruz County and attorney Heather Strickland does not provide international adoption services, there are several Arizona adoption agencies that can help you complete the international adoption process:
Home Study Providers in Santa Cruz County
All prospective adoptive parents must complete a home study investigation, whether they’re adopting domestically, internationally or through foster care. Usually, this process involves a social worker visiting an adoptive family’s home to interview all members of the household and ensure they are ready to welcome an adopted child into their home.
While there are no home study providers located specifically in Santa Cruz County, there are many home study providers in Arizona who provide services across the state, including:
- Adoption Choices of Arizona
- Adoption Home Study Services of Arizona
- Adoption Solutions of Arizona
- American Adoptions
Hospitals in Santa Cruz County
Are you a pregnant woman asking, “Can I give my baby up for adoption in Santa Cruz County?” If so, know that attorney Heather Strickland can help you.
First off, recognize that choosing adoption for your child is not “giving them up.” In fact, if you decide adoption is right for you, it’s actually an opportunity to give your child a chance at the life that you want for them but cannot provide yourself at this moment. It’s an incredibly brave choice for any woman to make.
When you work with attorney Heather Strickland, she’ll give you the honest and objective information about all of your unplanned pregnancy options to help you decide what’s right for you. If you end up choosing adoption in Santa Cruz County, she can help you create your adoption plan, which will include choosing an obstetrician and a hospital for the eventual birth of your baby. You will be able to receive care from your local obstetrician and give birth at your local hospital (the adoptive parents will come to you). Some nearby hospitals that may be able to assist you are:
1171 W. Target Range Rd.
Nogales, AZ 85621
1852 N. Mastick Way
Nogales, AZ 85621
1103 Circulo Mercado
Rio Rico, AZ 85648
Whether you’re a prospective adoptive family looking to adopt a baby in Santa Cruz County or a prospective birth mother putting a baby up for adoption in Santa Cruz County or elsewhere in the state of Arizona, there are many local resources within the state that are available to you — including the services of attorney Heather Strickland. She and her staff will make sure you receive all the information you need to determine whether adoption is right for you and, if it is, help you proceed with an adoption plan that you’re comfortable with and fully prepared for.
To learn more about our adoption services in Santa Cruz County and the rest of Arizona, please contact us today at 520-327-6041 or through our online form.