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American Samoa Adoption

Adoption Process in American Samoa, Home Studies and More

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Adoption Services for
Birth Parents and Adoptive Families

In American Samoa, Lifetime Adoption coordinators are ready to provide you with all the information you need regarding modern, open adoption. Lifetime has been supporting birth mothers and helping adoptive families navigate the adoption process for over three decades.

Access to webinars, articles, counseling, podcasts, and referrals are just some of the resources our Lifetime Adoption coordinators can provide. Lifetime has a proven history of successful adoptions and is one of the nationwide leaders in domestic, open adoption.

Help for Pregnant Women in American Samoa

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If you face an unexpected pregnancy in American Samoa and are unsure what to do, contact Lifetime Adoption. Just give a call or text to our Lifetime Adoption coordinators 24 hours a day. While you may not know much about open adoption, a Lifetime Adoption coordinator will explain open adoption and help you create an adoption plan. Your coordinator will also help you connect with the resources you need.

When you believe parenting is not the best option for you and your baby, adoption is a loving choice. You will be the one to make the choices for yourself and your baby in an open adoption. You will decide who will adopt your baby and what kind of contact you will have in the future.

Adoption is not just about newborns. You may be struggling to parent your toddler or young children and would them to have a chance at a different life. Lifetime has many adoptive families who are excited to grow their families through the adoption of a toddler, older child, sibling group, or special needs child.

We understand that the first call to an American Samoa adoption agency can be hard. When you call or text Lifetime Adoption, you will be connected with a non-judgmental and understanding adoption coordinator who is ready to guide you through the adoption process.

Call or text Lifetime Adoption now.

How to Start the Adoption Process

So, how do you get the adoption process started in the American Samoa? It’s easy. Just call or text Lifetime Adoption and speak with a coordinator or fill out the contact form. Your coordinator will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer any questions or concerns you have.

Then you can view Lifetime Adoptive family profiles. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will also send you some in-depth profiles of adoptive families that she feels would be a good match for you and your baby. View their personal letters and watch video messages. These can help you get to know the families hoping to adopt. Once you choose a family or several families, your coordinator will help you connect with them.

To view Lifetime Adoptive family profiles, click here. Maybe you have a dream of what type of family and life you would like for your baby. You may have a vision of your child living in the city or country, perhaps a family that emphasizes education or travel, or a family with other children or without. It is up to you.

Give us a call or text to get started.

What to expect from a Lifetime Adoption
If you are interested in placing your newborn, toddler, or young child with a loving adoptive family, Lifetime can help. Your coordinator will provide support for you and help you access resources such as:

  • Maternity clothes, labor bags, toiletries, and more
  • Additional support after the adoption is final
  • Referrals for professional and peer counseling options available
  • Lifetime Adoption family profiles
  • Round the clock adoption coordinator access
  • And so much more!
Adoption Counseling in American Samoa
Access to professional adoption counseling through Lifetime Adoption at no charge is an important resource. Adoption is an emotional and difficult choice. Counseling is an important part of the adoption process. A professional counselor can help you work through the emotional decision-making processes that are involved.

Another counseling option is – peer counseling. This is a birth mother who has been through the adoption process before. Your peer counselor will offer emotional support and can give some great advice because she understands what you are going through.

Maternity Hospitals in American Samoa
You may be concerned about how your labor and delivery will go at the hospital when you are placing your baby for adoption. A hospital plan will ease your anxiety. You can make decisions about things such as:

  • When you go into labor, who would you like in the delivery room with you?
  • Who would you like to cut the umbilical cord?
  • Would you like to hold and feed the baby first or the adoptive parents?

Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will inform the hospital staff and adoptive family of your wishes and make sure they all follow your hospital plan.

In American Samoa, the hospital with labor and delivery service is:

LBJ Tropical Medical Center

You may change your decision about some of your choices as your due date gets closer or even when you are in the hospital. Don’t worry – your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will be there to communicate with the hospital staff and the adoptive family.

Adopting in American Samoa

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Are you in American Samoa and are considering growing 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.

With vast adoption resources and materials at their fingertips, our highly experienced adoption coordinators will give you access to professional referrals, educational resources, and one-on-one support.

Begin the Adoption Process

If you are in American Samoa and want to adopt, simply fill out our free Lifetime Adoption application to get your adoption journey started. Once you have completed and submitted the application, it will be reviewed. Next, you will be contacted by a Lifetime Adoption coordinator. Filling out the application does not obligate you in any way, and it is free. This will give you the opportunity to learn more about the open adoption process.

Adoption Attorneys in American Samoa
Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will refer an adoption attorney to you in the appropriate state or in American Samoa, depending on where your birth mother is located. Every state and territory has its own adoption laws. Your Lifetime coordinator will make sure you have a referral to legal representation. Your adoption lawyer will file all legal paperwork and schedule the necessary finalization hearing.
Home Study Services in American Samoa
In American Samoa, a home study may be required by the court. Your Lifetime coordinator will put you in touch with the Department of Health, the Probation Department of the court.

Your home study may involve fingerprinting for a background check, and you will need to provide the following:

  • Confirm parents’ physical and mental health
  • Confirm the moral integrity and character of the parents
  • Confirm the ability to promote the child’s wellbeing
  • Confirm the safety and suitability of the home
Finalization of Adoption
In American Samoa, once the baby is placed in the adoptive parent’s custody, there will be a period of a year before the adoption can be finalized. During that time, there will be quarterly visits conducted. Your adoption attorney ensures all legal requirements are followed.
Other Paths to Adoption
American Samoa International Adoption Agencies

Another option for adoption you may be considering is international adoption. This is an option if you are considering adopting an older child, toddler, or special needs baby. Take time to research the different international adoption agencies to be sure they have a successful history of adoption in the country of your choice. The political climate, laws, and social norms are different for every country and can affect the adoption process.

Some agencies that specialize in international adoption:

Adopt International

Holt International

 

 
 

Mardie Caldwell

 

 
 

Funding Your Adoption

 

 
 

Called To Adoption

 

 
 

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