Chandler Adoption & Foster Care Resources

Chandler, Arizona
 

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.

You can learn more about foster care and foster-to-adopt placements through our state adoption page, the Arizona Department of Child Safety or by following the links below:

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
    480-380-6248
    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.
  • Building Arizona Families
    623-936-4729
    Building Arizona Families is a licensed private nonprofit adoption agency that provides home study services.
  • Agape Adoption Agency of Arizona
    480-272-7994
    Agape provides the home study services necessary for foster care licensure and adoption certification in Arizona.
  • International Child Foundation, Inc.
    520-531-9931
    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.

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:

For more area hospitals and other adoption and foster care resources, view our adoption information for nearby Phoenix and Mesa.

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.

County Courts

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: