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Puerto Rico Adoption

Adoption Process in Puerto Rico, Home Studies and More

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Adoption Services for
Birth Parents and Adoptive Families

Lifetime Adoption is ready to provide you with all the information and resources you need for a modern Puerto Rico adoption. For over 35 years, Lifetime coordinators have been helping birth mothers and assisting adoptive families navigate the adoption process.

Additionally, our coordinators give one-on-one support and can offer other resources such as access to articles, podcasts, webinars, counseling, and referrals. Furthermore, Lifetime Adoption is one of the nationwide leaders in domestic, modern adoption and has a proven record of successful adoptions.

Help for Pregnant Women in Puerto Rico

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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.

Call or text Lifetime Adoption now.

How to Start the Adoption Process in Puerto Rico

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.

Give us a call or text to get started.

What to Expect From Your Lifetime Adoption Coordinator

Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will walk you through the process of placing your newborn, toddler, or young child with a wonderful adoptive family. Your coordinator will provide support for you and the resources you need, such as:

  • 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

Adoption is emotional and not an easy choice. Counseling is available and can be a very important part of your adoption journey. A professional counselor is ready to guide you through the emotions and the decision-making processes. Professional adoption counseling is available through Lifetime at no charge.

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

Part of your adoption process will be creating a hospital plan with the help of your adoption coordinator. You can decide things such as:

  • 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:

Ashford Hospital

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

Are you going through a rough patch in life but feel things will turn around in the near future? In this case, foster care could be an option. Be aware that if your baby is born showing signs of exposure to drugs or alcohol, The Department of the Family may place your baby without your consent.

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 a Child in Puerto Rico

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Are you in Puerto Rico and want to grow your family through adoption? If you are considering adopting a newborn or a child up to the age of six, you can reach out to us at 727-493-0933.

Our highly experienced Lifetime Adoption coordinators will share all of the education and resources at their fingertips, including information on adoption financing. Then they will help you get started on the application and provide professional referrals and one-on-one support.

Begin the Adoption Process

To begin your adoption journey with Lifetime Adoption, start by filling out our FREE online application. You are not obligated in any way by filling out the application, however it does give us more information to assess your adoption potential. Once complete and reviewed, a Lifetime Adoption coordinator will contact you with approval status and walk you through the adoption process.

Adoption Attorneys in Puerto Rico

An adoption attorney with experience in Puerto Rico is vital. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will refer an attorney to you. Every state and territory has its own unique adoption laws. Your adoption lawyer will make sure all laws are followed, file all legal paperwork, and schedule the adoption finalization hearing.

Home Study Services in Puerto Rico

In Puerto Rico, a home study may be required by the court. You will contact the Department of Family, who will conduct your home study.

Your home study will involve:

  • Contact information
  • Employer information
  • Financial situation
  • Criminal records certificates

Finalization of Adoption

In Puerto Rico, adoption law can be complicated, and you will want to rely on your adoption attorney for all the specifics.

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

Puerto Rico International Adoption Agencies

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:

Adopt International

Holt International

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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