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AmericanKidz Adoption Services Inc. , Saint Petersburg FL

  • Agency Name
  • AmericanKidz Adoption Services Inc.
  • Agency Location
  • 4201 4th Street North, Suite 4
    Saint Petersburg, FL 33703
  • Contact Phone
  • (727) 823-1537
  • Contact Name
  • Kathleen M. Calcutt, Esq.
  • License Number
  • Services Offered
  • Adoption Services: Consultation and Education, Home Studies, Post Placement Services, Assistance and Referral for Training Classes, Assistance with Background Screenings, Assistance in matching you with a Child who is right for your family, Referrals for Community Services, Consultation and Education
  • Description
  • AmericanKidz is a full service adoption agency. We are licensed in the state of Florida as AmericanKidz Adoption Services, Inc. and in South Georgia, as AmericanKidz of Georgia, Inc. AmericanKidz was the "brainchild" of founder Kathleen Calcutt, an attorney and mother of three adopted boys. (Kathleen and her husband Patrick also have 3 biological children). AmericanKidz provides legal and counseling services for the purpose of facilitating the adoption of newborn infants, children in foster care and children with special needs all over the United States. The staff of AmericanKidz has a special appreciation for the intricate and important details of the adoption process. It is our goal to provide you with the best service possible as we work with you to expand your family through adoption.
  • Adoption Process
  • The first step is to obtain a favorable home study. If you reside within the same geographic area of either of our offices a member of our professional staff will complete your required home study. If you live outside of this area we will assist you in retaining a licensed social worker or agency to perform your home study for you. During your home study, a social worker will visit your home and meet all members of your household. Our goal is to assist you in finding a child who will complement your family and adjust to your lifestyle. You will be required to submit to a criminal and abuse registry background check. You will be asked to provide personal and professional references and visit your doctor for a check up. (The whole process, although very thorough, sounds much worse than it actually is). The educational component of your home study provides you with a broad overview of the children who are available for adoption and helps you understand their medical, psychological, developmental, and educational needs. At the conclusion of this process, you will come away with a detailed, narrative that advocates for your family and opens the door of your home to the right child who best compliments your own personal parenting style. Once a match is made, our social workers will take a personal interest in your birth mother. We will assist her in making doctor appointments, and in most instances attend these apointments with her. We request copies of all medical records and provide these records to you. We will help her to sort through her feelings. We help her set new goals and provide assistance with educational and vocational training. We conduct random drug testing to assure that she is taking proper care of herself and the unborn child. We help her find affordable housing and provide referals for community resources. We are there for her and for you for as long as needed. We also coordinate and attend meetings and telephone calls between you and your birth mother
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