Whether you are considering adopting a baby in Columbia, S.C., or giving a baby up for adoption in Columbia, S.C., you’ve come to the right place.
At the Law Offices of James Fletcher Thompson, we offer more than just a Columbia adoption attorney to represent an adoptive family’s legal rights. We offer emotional and practical support through your personal adoption journey. Every person’s adoption process is different, and our trained adoption professionals can provide the information, guidance and counseling you need to meet your individual adoption goals.
Our professionals work throughout the state of South Carolina so, if you are considering an adoption in Columbia, we can help you, too. When you first contact our law office, we will request an in-person meeting to discuss in detail the adoption path ahead of you. We have offices located in both Spartanburg and Charleston, and we can work with you if you need to meet in a different location in South Carolina.
For more information about adoption in Columbia, we encourage you to contact our law offices today. Below, you’ll find some of the important information to know about adoption in Columbia and South Carolina as a whole.
Adopting a Baby in Columbia
Considering adding a child to your family by adopting in Columbia? There are a few important things to know first — and the professionals at our law offices can help explain them.
Adoption is a complex legal and practical process. Attorney Jim Thompson will explain the adoption laws in Columbia that may apply to your adoption journey, and he will be there to represent you and protect your rights all the way through your adoption finalization. You cannot adopt a baby in Columbia or anywhere else in South Carolina without the assistance of an experienced adoption attorney.
When it comes time to finalize your adoption, Columbia adoption attorney Jim Thompson will arrange for a hearing at your local family court, gather all the necessary paperwork and prepare you for this court meeting.
But our professionals offer more than just legal advice. We can answer any questions you have about the practical process of adoption and can guide you through every step, from finding a birth family to maintaining a relationship with them before, during and after the adoption. We will also provide references to any additional Columbia adoption services we cannot provide at our office, including Columbia home study providers and foster care adoption agencies in Columbia.
If you wish to learn more about adopting a baby in Columbia or want references to other trusted local adoption professionals, please contact our offices today.
To learn more about adopting from foster care in Columbia, please contact your local Department of Social Services Regional Adoption office at:
Region II Division of Adoption Services
2638 Two Notch Rd., Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29204
Attorney Jim Thompson can always complete the legal steps you will need to take when adopting a child from foster care, when you’re ready.
Giving a Baby Up for Adoption in Columbia
Choosing to give a baby up for adoption in Columbia is a difficult, emotional decision. This is one that will affect the rest of your life, which is why our adoption counselors will provide the objective information you need to make the best choice for you and your baby.
First, know this: Adoption is not “giving up.” Instead, it’s making the choice to give your baby the opportunities in life that you may not be able to provide at this time. You will always be in charge of your adoption process, and you will be able to select the family you wish to raise your child and the future contact you wish to have with them and your child.
The adoption professionals at the Law Offices of James Fletcher Thompson will counsel you through your decision and, if you choose this path, help you make a Columbia adoption plan that meets your needs and preferences. Placing a child for adoption in Columbia will always be free to you, and you may receive additional financial assistance for living expenses, as well.
With our professionals, you will receive the support of our trained social workers. However, you may need additional local resources for your adoption needs. If this is the case, we will refer you to some of the professionals listed below, who will respect your adoption decision and provide the medical and emotional support you desire:
Hospitals in Columbia:
- Palmetto Health Richland: 803-434-3733
- Palmetto Health Baptist: 803-296-2578
- Palmetto Health Baptist-Parkridge: 803-907-7000
- Lexington Medical Center: 803-791-2000
OBGYNs in Columbia:
- Lexington Women’s Care: 803-936-8100
- Parkridge OBGYN: 803-907-0350
- Kraemer Women’s Care: 803-753-7524
Pregnancy Centers in Columbia:
We know that giving a baby up for adoption in Columbia is a big decision to make, which is why we will always provide objective unplanned pregnancy options counseling to help you better understand the paths ahead of you. When you are ready, we will guide you through the process of adoption in Columbia, respecting your rights as an expectant mother every step of the way.
To learn more about putting your baby up for adoption in Columbia, S.C., please contact our local adoption counselors at 864-680-8038.