Adoption Process in Puerto Rico, Home Studies and More
Our Lifetime Adoption coordinators give one-on-one support and can offer other resources such as access to articles, podcasts, webinars, counseling, and referrals. Lifetime is one of the nationwide leaders in domestic, modern adoption and has a proven record of successful adoption.
Help for Pregnant Women in Puerto Rico
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy in Puerto Rico and don’t know what your next step should be, contact Lifetime Adoption. Just give a call or text to our Lifetime Adoption coordinators 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will explain open adoption and help you form an adoption plan. She will also connect you with the resources you need.
Sometimes parenting is not the right choice for you, and your baby and adoption can be the right and loving choice for your baby. With open adoption, you make the decisions for yourself and your baby. You choose the adoptive parents and what type of contact you want to have in the future.
What if you are having a very hard time raising your toddler, or young child, or young children? Not all adoption involves newborns. There are adoptive families who are open to growing their families through the adoption of a sibling group, toddler, older child, or special needs child.
Making that call to find out more about adoption in Puerto Rico can be emotional. Lifetime Adoption coordinators understand this, and you will be connected with a kind and non-judgmental coordinator who is ready to help you navigate the adoption process.
How to Start the Adoption Process
So now you have a lot of information, but how do you start the process? Just call or text Lifetime Adoption and speak with an adoption coordinator or fill out the contact form. A Lifetime coordinator will is always available to answer any questions or provide any information you need.
Lifetime Adoptive family profiles are available online. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will give you some in-depth profiles that she thinks would be a good match for you and your baby. You can review profiles and watch video messages, which can really help get to know the adoptive families. Once you choose a family or families you want to get to know better, your coordinator sets up a phone or video conference time for you.
To view Lifetime adoptive family profiles online, click here. Every birth mother has a dream for a life for her baby. You might envision your baby living by the ocean or in a city. You may want a family that travels, a family with other children or a family that highly values education. It is entirely up to you.
What to Expect From Your Lifetime Adoption Coordinator
- The opportunity for professional and peer counseling
- Lifetime Adoption family profiles via our search families tool
- Availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Support after the adoption is final
- And so much more!
Adoption Counseling in Puerto Rico
Peer counselors are also available. They have experienced the adoption process and are also available at no cost. Your peer counselor can give you emotional support and advice because she knows what you are going through.
Maternity Hospitals in Puerto Rico
- Who do you see as being in the delivery room with you when you go into labor?
- Who would you like to cut the umbilical cord?
- Would you like to see and feed the baby first or have the adoptive parents do those things?
- Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will consult with the hospital staff and adoptive family to make sure your wishes are followed.
In Puerto Rico, the hospital with labor and delivery service is:
If you decide to go to a different birthing center or make changes to your hospital plan last minute, there is no need to worry. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator is ready for anything and will work through any scenario.
Other Paths to Adoption in Puerto Rico
A big difference between adoption and foster care is that you will probably not be able to choose what family your baby is placed with or what, if any, contact you will have in a foster care situation.
Kinship or relative adoption is also an option if you have a family member qualified and interested in adopting your child. They can apply to adopt and will have to complete a home study. This can be a valid solution, but there are things to consider. For instance, kinship adoption can put a strain on family relationships, boundary issues arise, and the adoption is permanent, so this is not a short-term solution.
Go over your options with a Lifetime coordinator.
Adopting in Puerto Rico
Are you in Puerto Rico and want to grow your family through adoption? If you are considering the adoption of a newborn or a child up to the age of six, you can reach out to us at 727-493-0933.
Contact your adoption coordinators at Lifetime Adoption with your questions about how open adoption works.
Our highly experienced Lifetime Adoption coordinators have enormous adoption materials and resources at their fingertips. They will also provide professional educational resources, referrals, and one-on-one support. These resources and the support you receive will help your adoption dreams come true.
If you are in Puerto Rico and would like more information, you can visit the Lifetime Adoption site for a free online adoption application.
Begin the Adoption Process
To begin your adoption journey with Lifetime Adoption, just fill out our online application. Once complete and reviewed, a Lifetime Adoption coordinator will contact you with approval status. You are not obligated in any way by filling out the application, and it is free.
Adoption Attorneys in Puerto Rico
Home Study Services in Puerto Rico
Your home study will involve:
- Contact information
- Employer information
- Financial situation
- Criminal records certificates
Finalization of Adoption
Finalization will probably occur at your local court, where the adoptive parents, child, and the Secretary of the Department of Family must be present. Once the judge confirms your adoption documents are in order, he will issue the final adoption decree. Time to celebrate!
Other Paths to Adoption
Are you considering international adoption? This often involves the adoption of a toddler, older child, or special needs baby. Make sure an agency you choose has a successful history of adoption in the country of your choice. Also, consider the political climate, social norms, and laws, which are different in every country and can affect the adoption process.
Some agencies that specialize in international adoption:
Foster Care Adoption
In Puerto Rico, the foster care program is run through The Department of Family. Reach out to get all the information on the foster care and foster to adopt options.
Another great resource for foster-to-adopt is AdoptUSKids. You can view children hoping to be adopted in the Puerto Rico foster care system and other states.
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