If you’re considering an adoption in Scranton, PA, you can count on the law firm of Bierly & Rabuck to help you complete your process legally and efficiently. We will provide all of the legal assistance you need during your adoption journey, as well as help you find local Scranton adoption professionals for any additional services you may need along the way.
While our law firm offices are located in State College, we provide the same quality and quantity of legal services no matter where you live in Pennsylvania. We serve clients throughout the state, so we can certainly serve as your adoption attorneys in Scranton whenever you are ready to start the adoption process.
As your adoption attorney in Scranton, we will help you through every step of your adoption, including:
- Explaining your adoption rights during the adoption process
- Managing any birth mother living expenses, if applicable
- Completing any necessary adoption consents or termination of parental rights
- Drafting a post-placement contact agreement
- Finalizing the adoption
- And more
We also have trained social workers on staff to counsel you as you decide whether adoption is right for you and your family. To aid in your Scranton adoption process, we can refer you to more local adoption professionals, if needed. We encourage you to contact us today to learn more about which kinds of adoption professionals may be needed in your situation and to receive personalized recommendations from our law firm.
Infant Adoption Agencies in Scranton
If you are specifically looking for local case management and counseling services during your adoption, you may want to consider an adoption agency in Scranton. These professionals can be described as “one-stop shops” for the adoption process, since adoption agencies can provide almost every single service you can imagine, whether you’re considering adopting a baby or placing a baby for adoption in Scranton.
However, you will still need an adoption attorney in Scranton to complete the legal steps that an adoption agency cannot. At Bierly & Rabuck, we work with many clients who choose to use the services of an agency, as well — whether they come to us after choosing an agency or we refer them to an appropriate local adoption agency. Some of your options for private domestic infant adoption agencies in Scranton include:
- Families United Network
- Joseph’s Center
- A Previous Gift Adoption Resource Center (Moscow)
- Bethany Christian Services (Kingston)
Foster Care Adoption Agencies in Scranton
Some prospective adoptive parents want to adopt an older child from foster care. Fortunately, there are many local Scranton adoption professionals to help provide training for these parents and help them find the perfect adoption opportunity for them. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services oversees the state foster care system, but there are also some local Scranton adoption agencies you may wish to contact for this kind of adoption:
Once you work with a foster care adoption agency to find the perfect adoption opportunity and are cleared to adopt that waiting child, our lawyers can help you complete the legal process to finalize this adoption and bring this child permanently into your home.
Home Study Providers in Scranton
Whether you choose to complete a private infant adoption, a foster care adoption or an international adoption, you will be required to complete a Pennsylvania home study investigation, per state laws. This home study investigation typically involves a trained social worker visiting your home to interview your household members about their preparation and excitement about the adoption process, as a way to make sure you are ready for the potential challenges and rewards of this family-building method.
Because Pennsylvania home study providers will come to your home to complete this requirement, you can work with a home study provider with offices anywhere in the state. However, if you’re looking for a local Scranton home study provider, there are a few to choose from:
- Joseph’s Center
- Families United Network
- Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton
- Haven Adoptions
If you are completing a stepparent or relative adoption, a home study will likely not be required. Contact our attorneys to learn more about what the requirements for adoption may be in your situation.
Hospitals in Scranton
If you are a pregnant woman asking, “Can I give my baby up for adoption in Scranton?” know that you will always have the right to accurate information and helpful professionals, whether you’re ready to start the adoption process or not.
Our adoption professionals can answer any questions you may have about placing a baby for adoption in Scranton, as well as provide options counseling to help you decide which of your unplanned pregnancy options is best for you. We can also provide the legal adoption services you need and refer you to local adoption professionals who can help you within the area of Scranton, as well.
You will always get to choose which professional you’re comfortable working with, including one of the most important: your medical professional. When you find yourself pregnant, it’s important to start receiving prenatal care as early as possible to protect you and your unborn baby. If you choose to pursue adoption, these medical costs will be completely free to you.
To start receiving medical care today, please contact one of these local hospitals in Scranton:
700 Quincy Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510
531 Mt. Pleasant Drive
Scranton, PA 18503
315 Colfax Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
63 N. Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Start Your Scranton Adoption Today
Finding the right Scranton adoption professional is important for completing the adoption process in a safe, convenient and legal way. Bierly & Rabuck should be one of the first professionals that you contact, not just to learn more about the adoption process but also to receive any necessary referrals to local adoption professionals you can trust. Our legal guidance and emotional support will help you focus on what’s really important when you’re adopting a baby or placing a baby for adoption in Scranton — your comfort and happiness.
If you have questions or want more information about adoption in Scranton, please contact our adoption professionals today at 814-237-7900.