Other Adoption Services

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Adoption Options provides other professional adoption services (in addition to our main adoption programs). Some of the services we offer are listed below. If you have additional questions or needs surrounding an adoption topic, please reach out to us.

RELINQUISHMENT COUNSELING
The court may order birth parent relinquishment counseling if an adoptive family is petitioning the court for adoption where no agency or department of social services has previously been involved. Adoption Options can typically provide relinquishment counseling in one meeting. If the child that is being relinquished is over 12 years old, the child must also have a counseling session. We write a counseling affidavit after the session and submit it to the court or attorney in the case.

ADULT ADOPTEE SERVICES
Search and reunion services and support are available to adoptees and families who were placed through Adoption Options for a fee. Post-adoption counseling services are also available to adoptees and/or families adopted persons need a listening ear, some knowledgeable advice, or someone to help them address some of the adoption issues in their lives for a fee. Please reach out to Adoption Options if there are other adoption-related services that you might be looking for. We'd love to chat with you about options.

ABBREVIATED HOME STUDIES
The court may order an Abbreviated Home Study following the filing of a petition for adoption with the courts where no adoption agency was previously involved. This process typically involves one home visit, a home inspection, interviews with all family members and the child to be adopted, and background checks. It may also include evidence of health insurance, financial information, or anything else that the court may request. The study can be sent either to the attorney involved or directly to the court.

LEGAL SERVICES

The staff at Adoption Options are experts in a wide range of adoption issues. We have several members on staff who can support the needs of families or court requirements with either expert witness testimony or custody evaluations. Please look through the descriptions below and reach out if you have any additional questions or would like to request support in one of these areas.

EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY
Adoption Options has extensive experience appearing as expert witnesses in cases where adoption issues are a feature of the case. Executive Director, Adrienne Elliott has had comprehensive experience in a wide range of complex adoption issues and in social work, making her qualified to provide knowledge and careful testimony to help resolution in complex cases involving adoption.

CUSTODY EVALUATIONS
Custody evaluations are typically court ordered and the Adoption Options’ staff is very experienced in the assessments of families and children. We work with the family, the attorney and the court to provide a report in a timely and expeditious manner.

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