Glendale Adoption & Foster Care Resources

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
 

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:

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:

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
    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.

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:

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.

Birth Parents                                             

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.

County Courts

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: