If you live in the Chandler, Arizona, area and are considering adoption, either as a prospective adoptive parent or as a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, you likely have questions about local adoption resources, as well as state laws and processes.
Here, find information about Chandler adoption agencies, are home study providers, and more.
Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals in Chandler
As a prospective birth parent or adoptive family, the professional you work with will play an important role throughout the adoption process, providing adoption services and support to ensure a successful adoption. If you prefer to work with a local or regional adoption professional, consider these nearby adoption agencies:
Foster Care Professionals in Chandler
Foster care is a state program, and the requirements and process to become a foster parent are regulated by Arizona laws. In Chandler, prospective foster parents must be at least 21 years old and legal residents of Arizona.
- Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation
- A Place to Call Home
- Child Crisis Arizona
- Arizona Department of Child Safety
Home Study Providers in Chandler
Whether you choose to pursue a private infant adoption or foster care in Chandler, you will be required to complete the Arizona home study process.
Every home study completed in Arizona must be completed by a legally qualified home study provider. To get started on your adoption or foster care home study, contact one of these nearby professionals:
- Southwest Adoption Services
Southwest Adoption Services is a licensed Arizona adoption agency that provides domestic and international adoption home studies for certification, post-placement/post-adoption reports to Arizona adoptive families.
- Adoption Choices of Arizona
- Building Arizona Families
Building Arizona Families is a licensed private nonprofit adoption agency that provides home study services.
- Agape Adoption Agency of Arizona
Agape provides the home study services necessary for foster care licensure and adoption certification in Arizona.
- International Child Foundation, Inc.
International Child Foundation is a Hague accredited, Arizona licensed nonprofit adoption agency that provides domestic, international and stepparent adoption home studies and post-placement services.
Visit 1800HomeStudy.com to learn more about Arizona home study providers.
Hospitals in Chandler
As her due date approaches, it is up to the expectant mother to create a hospital plan for her stay. If you are pregnant and considering adoption for your baby, you will have the opportunity to make many decisions about your labor and delivery process.
When you are ready to start making your hospital plan, your adoption agency will communicate with your delivery hospital to ensure everything goes according to your wishes. As you consider your hospital plan, learn more about some hospitals in the Chandler area:
- Chandler Regional Medical Center
1955 W. Frye Road
Chandler, AZ 85224
- Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
3555 South Val Vista Drive
Gilbert, AZ 85297
- Banner Gateway Medical Center
1900 N. Higley Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Adoption Laws and Qualifications
Adoption is a legal process regulated by state laws. Below, find an overview of the statutes impacting adoptive parents and birth parents in Chandler, and learn more about state adoption laws, qualifications and processes on our Adoption in Arizona page.
Laws for Birth Parents:
In every adoption, one of the most important legal processes for prospective birth parents to understand is consent and relinquishment. If you are considering placing your baby for adoption in Chandler, read our Arizona adoption information to find everything you need to know about your rights, establishing paternity, executing consent and more.
Laws for Adoptive Parents:
There are many laws and regulations that adoptive parents should be aware of throughout the adoption process. Read more about Arizona adoption laws regarding adoption expenses, adoption finalization, advertising and more here.
Every adoption must be finalized in court. If you are adopting in the Chandler area, find your local courthouse and other information about finalizing adoption in Maricopa County.
Things to do in Chandler
As adoptive parents, you may find yourself in the Chandler area to visit your baby’s birth parents or bring your new baby home. Be sure to enjoy all that Chandler has to offer during your stay: