How to Complete an Adoption in Davenport
Every adoption requires the assistance of trained adoption professionals to meet the many requirements of the Iowa adoption process. An adoption in Davenport is no different.
Fortunately, there are several local adoption professionals available to help you through this process, whether you’re considering adopting a baby in Davenport or placing a baby for adoption in Davenport. Attorney Ken Nelson can always serve as your adoption attorney in Davenport, providing the legal guidance and services you need to safely complete your adoption journey.
As your adoption attorney, Ken can:
- Explain the adoption process and answer any questions you may have
- File the necessary adoption paperwork to your local adoption court
- Identify birth parent rights in the process and obtain adoption consents
- Finalize the adoption during a court hearing
Ken can also provide general case support and education during your Davenport adoption process. To learn more about his services, please schedule a consultation.
However, as your adoption attorney in Davenport, Ken Nelson may not provide all of the adoption services needed to complete your family-building process. When necessary, he is happy to provide references to trusted local adoption professionals who can help you meet all of your adoption goals.
Keep reading for a list of these Davenport adoption professionals.
Infant Adoption Agencies in Davenport
Prospective birth parents and adoptive parents who are looking for case management and counseling services throughout their infant adoption process should consider working with a local adoption agency. Adoption agencies typically employ experienced social workers who can manage the more difficult aspects of the adoption experience, including finding an adoption opportunity and navigating open adoption communication. For this reason, they’re often known as “one-stop shops” for adoption.
While adoption agencies in Davenport can provide almost every adoption service necessary, they cannot provide legal services. All prospective birth parents and adoptive parents will also need to work with an adoption attorney like Ken Nelson after they have hired an adoption agency to reach their adoption goals.
The Nelson Law Firm works with many clients who complete agency-assisted adoptions in Davenport. If necessary, our attorneys can provide references to local adoption agencies, like:
- Lutheran Family Service
- New Horizons Adoption Agency (Cedar Rapids)
- Bethany Christian Services (Cedar Rapids)
- Hillcrest Family Services (Cedar Rapids)
Foster Care Adoption Agencies in Davenport
While some prospective parents look to adopt infants through private domestic adoption, others decide to adopt a child waiting for adoption in the Iowa foster care system. If you are interested in this kind of adoption, attorney Ken Nelson can explain the legal process involved. He can also connect you to a local foster care adoption agency in Davenport or nearby to receive the parenting training you need and the guidance to find the perfect adoption opportunity for your family.
Foster care adoptions in Davenport and throughout Iowa are overseen by the Department of Human Services. The Scott County office is located at:
600 West Fourth Street, Second Floor
Davenport, IA 52801
You can also choose to work with one of these local foster care adoption agencies:
Home Study Providers in Davenport
All prospective parents hoping to adopt a child who is not related to them will need to complete a home study investigation before they can be approved to adopt. A home study investigation is a legal requirement for adoption in which a social worker visits a prospective family’s home to conduct in-house interviews and ensure that the environment is a healthy place to raise an adopted child.
There are several Iowa home study providers that work across the state. When you hire a home study organization, your professional will come to you, wherever you are located. A few of the local providers to choose from include:
Hospitals in Davenport
Any pregnant woman considering giving a baby up for adoption in Davenport has just as much right to local adoption professionals as a prospective adoptive parent. Prospective birth mothers who work with Ken Nelson as their adoption attorney can expect to receive all the information they need — in a respectful, objective way — to choose the unplanned pregnancy option that’s right for them. When a woman is ready to move forward with adoption in Davenport, Ken will provide her all necessary legal services, as well as references to local adoption professionals who can support her through this emotional process.
One of these is a medical professional to provide prenatal care and create a hospital plan that a prospective birth mother is comfortable with. This medical care is free to any woman pursuing adoption, and her adoption professional will work closely with her chosen medical professional to create a delivery plan that meets her expectations.
To receive necessary prenatal care for you and your unborn child, consider contacting these local medical professionals:
1227 East Rusholme Street
Davenport, IA 52803
1510 East Rusholme Street
Davenport, IA 52803
4500 Utica Ridge Road
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Start Your Davenport Adoption
Adoption can be a complicated process, practically and emotionally — but having trained professionals by your side through each step will make a great difference. Attorney Ken Nelson is ready to help all prospective adoptive parents and birth parents create the adoption process that’s right for them and provide any services and referrals needed along the way.
To learn more about how the Nelson Law Firm can help you complete an adoption in Davenport, contact their offices today.