For adoptive families and expectant mothers alike, adoption can be a long process that requires a great deal of preparation and professional guidance. If you are in the Glendale area and are wondering how to begin the adoption process, find the information and professionals you need below.
Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals in Glendale
One of the first steps in adoption is choosing a professional to help you through each step of the process. Some couples and individuals prefer to work with local adoption agencies and attorneys. Below, you can find a list of Glendale adoption agencies and other adoption professionals:
- Adoption Specialists of Arizona
- Creating Christian Families
- Building Arizona Families
- A Place to Call Home
Foster Care Professionals in Glendale
If you are looking to adopt an older child or provide temporary care to children in need, you may consider foster care. To become a foster parent in the state of Arizona, you must be at least 21 years old and a resident of the state.
More information about foster care in Glendale is available on our Adoption in Arizona page and by following the links below:
- West Valley Child Crisis Center
- Christian Family Care
- Arizona’s Children Association
- Family Resource Center
Home Study Providers in Glendale
During a home study, a legally qualified professional will conduct background checks, a home inspection, and a series of interviews to ensure that you and your home are ready to welcome a new child. This is one of the most important steps of the adoption and foster care process, as it signifies that you are officially ready to adopt.
When you are ready to begin the Arizona home study, contact a home study provider near you:
- 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.
Hospitals in Glendale
As an expectant mother making an adoption plan, you will have the opportunity to plan your hospital stay when the baby arrives. Your hospital plan will determine who you see in the delivery room, how much time you will spend with the adoptive family, and more.
When you are ready to start making your hospital plan, your adoption agency will communicate with your delivery hospital to ensure everything toes according to your wishes. As you consider your hospital plan, learn more about some hospitals in the Glendale area:
- Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
5555 W. Thunderbird Rd.
Glendale, AZ 85306
- Abrazo Arrowhead Campus
18701 N. 67th
Glendale, AZ 85308
More area hospitals may be found in nearby Phoenix, Arizona.
Laws and Qualifications to Adopt in Glendale
An attorney is required in every adoption to ensure all Arizona laws and requirements are met. Your attorney can explain the legal adoption process and ensure all of your rights are protected. However, many adoptive and birth parents are interested in learning more about Arizona adoption laws, rules and regulations. Here, find an overview of the laws regulating adoption in Glendale.
You should become familiar with your state’s consent and relinquishment laws so that you understand your rights as a birth parent in the adoption process. In Arizona, you may give consent 72 hours after the birth of your child. More information about consent and your parental rights is available on our Arizona adoption page.
For Adoptive Parents
In Arizona, prospective adoptive parents must meet certain eligibility requirements, complete a home study and follow all laws regarding expenses, advertising and more. Speak with your adoption attorney and visit our Arizona adoption information to learn more.
If you adopt a child, you will need to finalize the adoption in court. When the time comes for you to make a court appearance, your adoption professional will give you more information and help you coordinate the process. Learn more about court proceedings in Maricopa County.
Things to do in Glendale
If you adopt in Glendale but live outside of Arizona, you should plan to stay in the state for 7–10 business days as you wait for ICPC clearances. In the meantime, you can visit some of the following Glendale locations: