Facility No: 015202066
License Status: Licensed
A BETTER WAY ADOPTION PROGRAM
22455 MAPLE COURT, SUITE 301
HAYWARD, CA 94511
(510) 247-1500
Contact: DAWN SHELSTAD-WATTS
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112

 

Facility No: 445202038
License Status: Licensed
A.A. HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
12 WEST BEACH STREET
WATSONVILLE, CA 95076
(831) 763-8830
Contact: CECILIA ESPINOLA
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112


Facility No: 015201920
License Status: Licensed
AASK (ADOPT A SPECIAL KID)
8201 EDGEWATER DR, #103
OAKLAND, CA 94621
(510) 553-1748
Contact: EBERT, VALI
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112


Facility No: 075202166
License Status: Pending
ACROSS THE WORLD ADOPTIONS
395 TAYLOR BLVD., SUITE 116
PLEASANT HILL, CA 94523
(925) 356-6260
Contact: LESLEY SIEGEL
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112


Facility No: 075200148
License Status: Licensed
ACROSS THE WORLD ADOPTIONS
399 TAYLOR BLVD., STE. 102
PLEASANT HILL, CA 94523
(925) 356-6260
Contact: SIEGEL, LESLEY
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112


Facility No: 197803616
License Status: Licensed
ADOPT A CHILD
2500-2504 W. MANCHESTER BLVD
INGLEWOOD, CA 90305
(323) 750-5855
Contact: WHITE, YOLANDA
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300


Facility No: 385201716
License Status: Licensed
ADOPT INTERNATIONAL
1000 BRANNAN STREET # 301
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103
(415) 934-0300
Contact: JACOBS, LYNNE
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112

 

Facility No: 374602539
License Status: Licensed
ADOPTION ALLIANCE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
8804 BALBOA AVE
SAN DIEGO, CA 92123
(858) 637-3060
Contact: LINDA HUTKIN-SLADE
DO: SO. REGION AC/RES. (22)
DO Phone: (714) 703-2840


Facility No: 385201967
License Status: Licensed
ADOPTION CONNECTION
2150 POST STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94115
(415) 359-2494
Contact: RANDIE BENCANANN
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112


Facility No: 127000268
License Status: Licensed
ADOPTION HORIZONS
10 WEST 7TH ST; SUITE F
EUREKA, CA 95501
(707) 444-9909
Contact: SAVAGE, CYNTHIA
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700


Facility No: 374602764
License Status: Licensed
ADOPTION OPTIONS INC.
411 CAMINO DEL RIO S. 200
SAN DIEGO, CA 92108
(619) 294-7772
Contact: YODER, BRENT
DO: SO. CAL SC/RES (08)
DO Phone: (619) 767-2300


Facility No: 347003522
License Status: Licensed
ADOPTIONS BY FOSTER FAMILY SERVICE
2775 COTTAGE WAY, #11
SACRAMENTO, CA 95825
(916) 487-2111
Contact: JOHNSON, JOHN
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700


Facility No: 360606531
License Status: Licensed
ADOPTIONS UNLIMITED,INC.
4091 RIVERSIDE DR. STE.115,116
CHINO, CA 91710
(909) 902-1412
Contact: SANDRA CHRISTIAN
DO: PACIFIC INLAND CR (19)
DO Phone: (951) 782-4207


Facility No: 435202137
License Status: Pending
AFRICAN CRADLE, INC.
4043 EL CAMINO WAY
PALO ALTO, CA 94306
(650) 461-9192
Contact: JULIE VALENTINE
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112


Facility No: 015200804
License Status: Licensed
ALAMEDA COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCY
401 BROADWAY
OAKLAND, CA 94604
(510) 268-2444
Contact: VENGAPALLY, VARGHESE V.
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112


Facility No: 487004276
License Status: Licensed
ALDEA, INC.
1546 1ST. ST.
NAPA, CA 94559
(707) 224-8266
Contact: BONTRAGER, MARK
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700

 

Facility No: 385201814
License Status: Licensed
ALTERNATIVE FAMILY SERVICES,INC-ADOPTIONS
250 EXECUTIVE PARK BLVD.ST4900
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94134
(415) 656-0116
Contact: BEVERLY FOO-COLON
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112


Facility No: 336413314
License Status: Licensed
ANGELS' HAVEN OUTREACH
37365 WAKEFIELD STREET
INDIO, CA 92203
(760) 625-3606
Contact: SHERRY L. ARCHER
DO: PACIFIC INLAND CR (19)
DO Phone: (951) 782-4207

 

Facility No: 107203250
License Status: Licensed
ASPIRA FOSTER & FAMILY SERVICES
1320 E. SHAW #140
FRESNO, CA 93710
(559) 222-4969
Contact: BORN, NANCY
DO: SIERRA CASCADE AC (24)
DO Phone: (559) 243-8080

 

Facility No: 197804734
License Status: Licensed
AVIVA ADOPTION AGENCY
7120 FRANKLIN AVENUE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90046
(323) 876-0550
Contact: ANDREW DIAMOND
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300

 

Facility No: 197805058
License Status: Licensed
BAL JAGAT - CHILDREN'S WORLD INC.
5199 E. PACIFIC COAST HWY #204
LONG BEACH, CA 90804
(562) 597-5029
Contact: HEMLATA MOMAYA, MSW
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300

 

Facility No: 430707845
License Status: Licensed
BAY AREA ADOPTION SERVICES
465 FAIRCHILD DRIVE, SUITE 215
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 94043
(650) 964-3800
Contact: STAWITCKE, ANDREA
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112


Facility No: 197804205
License Status: Licensed
BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES
16700 VALLEY VIEW AVE. #210
LA MIRADA, CA 90638
(714) 994-0500
Contact: JEFF CARLSON
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300

 

Facility No: 507000169
License Status: Licensed
BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES OF NORTHERN CA, INC.-AA
3048 HAHN DRIVE
MODESTO, CA 95350
(209) 522-5121
Contact: STIME, LYNETTE
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700


Facility No: 347000166
License Status: Licensed
BETTER LIFE CHILDREN SERVICES-AA
1337 HOWE AVENUE STE. 107
SACRAMENTO, CA 95825
(916) 641-0661
Contact: MCNEIL, WINIFRED
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700


Facility No: 015201760
License Status: Licensed
BLACK ADOPTION PLACEMENT AND RESEARCH CENTER
7801 EDGEWATER DRIVE,STE. 2000
OAKLAND, CA 94621
(510) 430-3600
Contact: KING GLORIA
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112


Facility No: 306003962
License Status: Licensed
CANYON ACRES
203 GOLDEN CIRCLE
SANTA ANA, CA 92705
(714) 835-1333
Contact: CLETE MENKE
DO: SO. REGION AC/RES. (22)
DO Phone: (714) 703-2840


Facility No: 370603101
License Status: Licensed
CATHOLIC CHARITIES ADOPTION AGENCY
349 CEDAR ST
SAN DIEGO, CA 92101
(619) 231-2828
Contact: DR. PATRICIA PETTERSON
DO: SO. REGION AC/RES. (22)
DO Phone: (714) 703-2840


Facility No: 197805526
License Status: Licensed
CHILDNET YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES INC.
4223 EAST ANAHEIM ST.
LONG BEACH, CA 90804
(562) 494-7492
Contact: SHARON VAUGHN
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300


Facility No: 197805428
License Status: Licensed
CHILDREN'S BUREAU OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
1910 MAGNOLIA
LOS ANGELES, CA 90007
(213) 342-0100
Contact: KATHY FIELD
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300


Facility No: 191500085
License Status: Licensed
CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY OF CALIFORNIA
1300 W. 4TH STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90017
(213) 240-5900
Contact: BEVERLY TIDWELL
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300

 

Facility No: 197804757
License Status: Licensed
CHILDREN'S WAY ADOPTION PROGRAM
8929 S. SEPULVEDA BL., STE.202
LOS ANGELES, CA 90045
(310) 645-7016
Contact: SIMONE CURLS
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300

 

Facility No: 107201439
License Status: Licensed
CHRYSALIS HOUSE, INC.
4035 N. FRESNO ST. #101
FRESNO, CA 93726
(559) 229-9862
Contact: WILLIAM KNIGHT
DO: SIERRA CASCADE AC (24)
DO Phone: (559) 243-8080

 

Facility No: 197805535
License Status: Licensed
CONCEPT 7, INC.
5675 TELEGRAPH ROAD, SUITE 260
COMMERCE, CA 90040
(323) 838-9566
Contact: MIER, MELISSA
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300

 

Facility No: 075200973
License Status: Licensed
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
2530 ARNOLD DRIVE, STE. 200
MARTINEZ, CA 94553
(925) 335-7040
Contact: FABELLA, DANNA
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112


Facility No: 435201083
License Status: Licensed
COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA FAM. & CHILDREN SRVS. AA
373 WEST JULIAN STREET
SAN JOSE, CA 95110
(408) 975-5116
Contact: LEWIS-JOHNESE, FRANCES
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112


Facility No: 306003391
License Status: Licensed
CRITTENTON SERVICES FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES
901 E. CHAPMAN AVENUE
FULLERTON, CA 92831
(714) 680-8221
Contact: DEBRA WEBB
DO: SO. REGION AC/RES. (22)
DO Phone: (714) 703-2840


Facility No: 197805128
License Status: Licensed
DAVID AND MARGARET YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES
1350 THIRD STREET
LA VERNE, CA 91750
(909) 596-5921
Contact: FEATHERSTON, BEVERLY
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300


Facility No: 366405713
License Status: Licensed
DEPT. OF CHILDREN'S SERVICES ADOPTIONS
412 WEST HOSPITALITY LANE
SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92415
(909) 891-3300
Contact: JEFF WAGNER
DO: PACIFIC INLAND CR (19)
DO Phone: (951) 782-4207

 

Facility No: 306003512
License Status: Licensed
DILLON INTERNATIONAL,INC/ORPHAN CARE INTERNATIONAL
18001 IRVINE BLVD.
TUSTIN, CA 92780
(714) 734-8600
Contact: RACHEL LEE
DO: SO. REGION AC/RES. (22)
DO Phone: (714) 703-2840

 


Facility No: 547203981
License Status: Licensed
EAST WEST ADOPTIONS, INC.
56 E. MILL ST.
PORTERVILLE, CA 93257
(559) 789-7399
Contact: CAROL MARDOCK
DO: SIERRA CASCADE AC (24)
DO Phone: (559) 243-8080


Facility No: 090302573
License Status: Licensed
EL DORADO COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
3057 BRIW ROAD
PLACERVILLE, CA 95667
(530) 642-7130
Contact: NOWKA, DOUG
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700

 

Facility No: 197804119
License Status: Licensed
ETTIE LEE YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES
754 E. ARROW HIGHWAY #D-H
COVINA, CA 91722
(626) 960-4861
Contact: SAUNDRA JOHNSON
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300

 

Facility No: 197805482
License Status: Licensed
EXCEL FAMILY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS
1717 W. 43RD. STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90062
(323) 293-5008
Contact: LILLIAN TENNELL
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300


Facility No: 570317933
License Status: Licensed
FAMILIES FIRST
2100 5TH STREET
DAVIS, CA 95616
(530) 747-3147
Contact: DAVID NEWELL
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700

 

Facility No: 317001848
License Status: Licensed
FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN-AA
2990 LAVA RIDGE CT #170
ROSEVILLE, CA 95661
(916) 789-8688
Contact: URSULA DEVERE
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700

 

Facility No: 347001778
License Status: Licensed
FAMILIES UNITED-ADOPTION
3105 FITE CIRCLE, SUITE 102
SACRAMENTO, CA 95827
(916) 855-5441
Contact: BOBBY EVANS
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700

 

Facility No: 015201981
License Status: Licensed
FAMILY BUILDERS BY ADOPTION
401 GRAND AVE., SUITE #400
OAKLAND, CA 94610
(510) 272-0204
Contact: JILL JACOBS
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112

 

Facility No: 500318113
License Status: Licensed
FAMILY CONNECTIONS CHRISTIAN ADOPTIONS
1120 TULLY ROAD
MODESTO, CA 95350
(209) 524-8844
Contact: FOSTER, ALISON
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700


Facility No: 435202157
License Status: Licensed
FAMILY LINKAGE
1600 W. CAMPBELL AVE.,STE.201
CAMPBELL, CA 95008
(408) 871-4962
Contact: JENNIFER GRIER
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112

 


Facility No: 445201770
License Status: Licensed
FAMILY NETWORK, INC., THE AA
820 BAY AVENUE, SUITE 206
CAPITOLA, CA 95010
(831) 462-8954
Contact: LEONARD, LUKE
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112

 


Facility No: 197805112
License Status: Licensed
FIVE ACRES-THE BOYS'&GIRLS' AID SOCIETY OF LA CO
4401 SANTA ANITA AVE.,
EL MONTE, CA 91731
(626) 798-6793
Contact: KETCH, ROBERT
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300

 


Facility No: 107000557
License Status: Licensed
FRESNO COUNTY DEPT. OF SOCIAL SERVICES-AA
2135 FRESNO STREET
FRESNO, CA 93750
(209) 262-4404
Contact: CATHERINE HUERTA
DO: SIERRA CASCADE AC (24)
DO Phone: (559) 243-8080

 


Facility No: 445201987
License Status: Licensed
FUTURE FAMILIES, INC.
294 GREEN VALLEY RD., STE. 308
WATSONVILLE, CA 95076
(831) 761-0202
Contact: PAULA M. GANN
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112

 


Facility No: 107206246
License Status: Licensed
GENESIS FAMILY CENTER
83 EAST SHAW
FRESNO, CA 93710
(559) 439-5437
Contact: VAN ANNE, BRIAN
DO: SIERRA CASCADE AC (24)
DO Phone: (559) 243-8080

 


Facility No: 306099616
License Status: Licensed
GOD'S FAMILIES INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION SERVICES
19389 LIVE OAK CANYON RD.
TRABUCO CANYON, CA 92679
(949) 858-7621
Contact: JAMES MOLTER
DO: SO. REGION AC/RES. (22)
DO Phone: (714) 703-2840

 


Facility No: 107204237
License Status: Licensed
GOLDEN STATE FAMILY SERVICE, INC.
4285 NORTH VALENTINE
FRESNO, CA 93722
(559) 241-0955
Contact: NORDSTROM, KRISTIN
DO: SIERRA CASCADE AC (24)
DO Phone: (559) 243-8080

 


Facility No: 197805491
License Status: Licensed
GUARDIANS OF LOVE
3756 SANTA ROSALIA DRIVE #312
LOS ANGELES, CA 90008
(323) 295-6030
Contact: MAMATHA PINNAMANENI
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300

 


Facility No: 445201864
License Status: Licensed
HAND IN HAND FOUNDATION
4340 SCOTTS VALLEY DR., STE. E
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA 95066
(831) 438-3736
Contact: DAVID BOSCHEN
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112

 


Facility No: 306001637
License Status: Licensed
HANNAH'S CHILDRENS HOMES
1045 W.KATELLA AVE., #330
ORANGE, CA 92867
(714) 516-1077
Contact: CONNIE FRANKS
DO: SO. REGION AC/RES. (22)
DO Phone: (714) 703-2840

 


Facility No: 197804909
License Status: Licensed
HATHAWAY - SYCAMORES ADOPTION AGENCY
625 FAIR OAKS AVENUE
SOUTH PASADENA, CA 91030
(626) 395-7100
Contact: DEBORAH MOREHEAD
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300

 


Facility No: 075202127
License Status: Licensed
HEARTSENT ADOPTIONS
140 BROOKWOOD RD. #100
ORINDA, CA 94563
(925) 254-8883
Contact: VAL FREE
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112

 


Facility No: 347004210
License Status: Licensed
HOLT INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S SERVICES
1555 RIVER PARK DR. SUITE 100
SACRAMENTO, CA 95815
(916) 487-4658
Contact: SHOCKENCY, CYNTHIA
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700

 


Facility No: 197805292
License Status: Licensed
HOLY FAMILY SERVICES ADOPTION & FOSTER CARE
840 ECHO PARK AVE., 2ND FL.,
LOS ANGELES, CA 90026
(213) 202-3900
Contact: RICHARDSON, DEBRA E.
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300

 


Facility No: 306001366
License Status: Licensed
HOPE 4 KIDS ADOPTION
34071 LA PLAZA STE 200
DANA POINT, CA 92692
(949) 496-9430
Contact: LEN CAREY
DO: SO. REGION AC/RES. (22)
DO Phone: (714) 703-2840

 


Facility No: 130601560
License Status: Licensed
IMPERIAL COUNTY - DEPT. OF SOCIAL SERVICES
2995 SOUTH 4TH STREET STE. 103
EL CENTRO, CA 92243
(760) 482-2000
Contact: MICKEY CASTRO
DO: PACIFIC INLAND CR (19)
DO Phone: (951) 782-4207

 


Facility No: 075200022
License Status: Licensed
INDEPENDENT ADOPTION CENTER
391 TAYLOR BLVD., SUITE 100
PLEASANT HILL, CA 94523
(925) 827-2229
Contact: ANN WRIXON
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112

 


Facility No: 366404115
License Status: Licensed
INDIAN CHILD WELFARE CONSORTIUM ADOPTION AGENCY
1200 NEVADA STREET, SUITE 202
REDLANDS, CA 92374
(909) 793-1709
Contact: MADRIGAL, LOUIS
DO: PACIFIC INLAND CR (19)
DO Phone: (951) 782-4207

 


Facility No: 100303278
License Status: Licensed
INFANT OF PRAGUE ADOPTION SERVICE
6059 NORTH PALM AVENUE
FRESNO, CA 93704
(209) 447-3333
Contact: CASSON, JUDITH A
DO: SIERRA CASCADE AC (24)
DO Phone: (559) 243-8080

 


Facility No: 197802485
License Status: Licensed
INNER CIRCLE FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION SERVICES.
7120 HAYVENHURST AVENUE, #204
VAN NUYS, CA 91406
(818) 988-6300
Contact: DENNIS, GARY
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300

 


Facility No: 197804944
License Status: Licensed
INSTITUTE FOR BLACK PARENTING
11222 S LACIENEGA B./#233,470
INGLEWOOD, CA 90304
(310) 693-9959
Contact: IRENE SCAGGS
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300

 


Facility No: 330600006
License Status: Licensed
INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN ADOPTIONS
41745 RIDER WAY, #2
TEMECULA, CA 92590
(951) 695-3336
Contact: LAURA DUKE
DO: PACIFIC INLAND CR (19)
DO Phone: (951) 782-4207

 


Facility No: 157202794
License Status: Licensed
KERN BRIDGES YOUTH HOMES, INC.- ADOPTIONS
1321 STINE
BAKERSFIELD, CA 93309
(661) 827-5294
Contact: BACON, JOHN
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300

 


Facility No: 157201424
License Status: Licensed
KERN COUNTY ADOPTION AGENCY
3041 WILSON ROAD
BAKERSFIELD, CA 93304
(661) 631-6006
Contact: BRIAN PARNELL
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300

 


Facility No: 275201359
License Status: Licensed
KINSHIP CENTER
124 RIVER ROAD
SALINAS, CA 93908
(831) 649-3033
Contact: BIDDLE, J. CAROL
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112


Facility No: 317003143
License Status: Licensed
KOINONIA ADOPTION SERVICES
3725 TAYLOR ROAD, SUITE 1
LOOMIS, CA 95650
(916) 652-0285
Contact: GETTY, ROB
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700


Facility No: 197804755
License Status: Licensed
L.A. COUNTY, DCFS,ADOPTION DIVISION
3075 WILSHIRE BLVD.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90010
(213) 639-4679
Contact: DIANE WAGNER
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300


Facility No: 197803483
License Status: Licensed
LATINO FAMILY INSTITUTE INC.
1501 W. CAMERON AVE. SUITE 240
WEST COVINA, CA 91790
(626) 472-0123
Contact: QUINTANILLA, MARIA L.
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300


Facility No: 366099812
License Status: Licensed
LDS FAMILY SERVICES
791 N. PEPPER AVENUE
COLTON, CA 92324
(909) 824-0480
Contact: GLENN FARR
DO: PACIFIC INLAND CR (19)
DO Phone: (951) 782-4207


Facility No: 370602736
License Status: Licensed
LDS FAMILY SERVICES
5675 RUFFIN ROAD, SUITE 325
SAN DIEGO, CA 92123
(858) 467-9170
Contact: ASTE, NICOLAS
DO: SO. REGION AC/RES. (22)
DO Phone: (714) 703-2840


Facility No: 340317861
License Status: Licensed
LDS FAMILY SERVICES-AA
3000 AUBURN BLVD; SUITE A
SACRAMENTO, CA 95821
(916) 483-2154
Contact: STEWART, KENNETH
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700


Facility No: 300605740
License Status: Licensed
LIFE ADOPTION SERVICES INC.
440 W. MAIN STREET
TUSTIN, CA 92780
(714) 838-5433
Contact: LE JEUNE, JOAN
DO: SO. REGION AC/RES. (22)
DO Phone: (714) 703-2840


Facility No: 390312165
License Status: Licensed
LILLIPUT CHILDREN'S SERVICES
130 EAST MAGNOLIA
STOCKTON, CA 95202
(209) 943-0530
Contact: FUSER, WILLIAM
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700


Facility No: 216803107
License Status: Licensed
MARIN COUNTY DEPT. OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
3250 KERNER BLVD.
SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901
(415) 473-2200
Contact: RAVANI, HEATHER
DO: NO. CAL SC/RES (21)
DO Phone: (707) 588-5026


Facility No: 197802947
License Status: Licensed
MCKINLEY CHILDREN'S CENTER
762 WEST CYPRESS
SAN DIMAS, CA 91773
(909) 599-1227
Contact: SANDRO VILLA
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300


Facility No: 240332280
License Status: Licensed
MERCED COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
2115 WEST WARDROBE AVENUE
MERCED, CA 95340
(209) 385-3000
Contact: PAGAN, ANA
DO: SIERRA CASCADE AC (24)
DO Phone: (559) 243-8080


Facility No: 270708911
License Status: Licensed
MONTEREY COUNTY DEPT. OF SOCIAL SERVICES
1000 SOUTH MAIN, SUITE 112
SALINAS, CA 93901
(831) 755-4475
Contact: LERABLE,CHRISTINE
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112


Facility No: 325001041
License Status: Licensed
MOUNTAIN CIRCLE
312 CRESENT STREET
GREENVILLE, CA 95947
(530) 284-7007
Contact: ROSSINGTON, SHAUNA
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700


Facility No: 306099609
License Status: Licensed
NIGHTLIGHT CHRISTIAN ADOPTIONS
801 E. CHAPMAN AVE., #106
FULLERTON, CA 92831
(714) 278-1020
Contact: RONALD L. STODDART
DO: SO. REGION AC/RES. (22)
DO Phone: (714) 703-2840


Facility No: 197805605
License Status: Pending
NUEVO AMANECER LATINO CHILDREN'S SERVICES
5400 POMONA BLVD.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90022
(323) 720-9951
Contact: JORGE ALBERTO ACOSTA
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300


Facility No: 300602666
License Status: Licensed
OCSSA-ADOPTION PROGRAM
800 N. ECKOFF STREET
ORANGE, CA 92868
(714) 704-8900
Contact: LINDA REUTER
DO: SO. REGION AC/RES. (22)
DO Phone: (714) 703-2840


Facility No: 306000762
License Status: Licensed
OLIVE CREST ADOPTION SERVICES
2130 E. FOURTH STREET STE. 200
SANTA ANA, CA 92705
(714) 543-5437
Contact: KERRI DUNKELBERGER
DO: SO. REGION AC/RES. (22)
DO Phone: (714) 703-2840


Facility No: 197804957
License Status: Licensed
OPTIMIST ADOPTION AGENCY
7003 NORTH FIGUEROA ST.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90042
(323) 341-5561
Contact: SILVIO J. ORLANDO
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300


Facility No: 075201764
License Status: Licensed
PARTNERS FOR ADOPTION
800 S. BROADWAY STE, 210
WALNUT CREEK, CA 94596
(925) 934-1090
Contact: PRESS, JENNIFER
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112


Facility No: 197804494 Capacity: 0001
License Status: Licensed
PENNY LANE ADOPTION AGENCY
15305 RAYEN STREET
NORTH HILLS, CA 91343
(818) 894-3384
Contact: JUDITH SANDINO
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300


Facility No: 310317643
License Status: Licensed
PLACER COUNTY HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
11716 ENTERPRISE DRIVE
AUBURN, CA 95603
(530) 889-6700
Contact: MICHELLE LABRADOR
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700


Facility No: 197805397
License Status: Licensed
PRIDE ADOPTION AGENCY
16297 PARAMOUNT BLVD
PARAMOUNT, CA 90723
(310) 944-5748
Contact: ALLEN, MARY
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300


Facility No: 336405718
License Status: Licensed
RIVERSIDE COUNTY DEPT. OF PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES
10769 HOLE AVE. STE. 200
RIVERSIDE, CA 92503
(951) 358-3645
Contact: LAUREL E. BROWN
DO: PACIFIC INLAND CR (19)
DO Phone: (951) 782-4207


Facility No: 197805086
License Status: Licensed
ROSEMARY CHILDREN SERVICES
1022 MISSION ST., SUITE A
SOUTH PASADENA, CA 91030
(626) 403-2277
Contact: ERIN ELLIS
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300


Facility No: 347000106
License Status: Licensed
SACRAMENTO COUNTY DEPT. OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
3701 BRANCH CENTER RD.
SACRAMENTO, CA 95827
(916) 875-5967
Contact: HUNT, JAMES W.
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700


Facility No: 370601561
License Status: Licensed
SAN DIEGO CO DEPT OF SOC SER- ADOPTIONS
6950 LEVANT STREET
SAN DIEGO, CA 92111
(858) 694-5312
Contact: HEIDI J. STAPLES
DO: SO. REGION AC/RES. (22)
DO Phone: (714) 703-2840


Facility No: 385200146
License Status: Licensed
SAN FRANCISCO DEPT. OF HUMAN SERVICES - ADOPTIONS
170 OTIS STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103
(415) 558-2329
Contact: SOPHIA ISOM
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112


Facility No: 390317571
License Status: Licensed
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
102 S. SAN JOAQUIN STREET
STOCKTON, CA 95202
(209) 468-1330
Contact: CHELLI, JOSEPH E.
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700


Facility No: 400707899
License Status: Licensed
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, DEPT. OF SOCIAL SERVICES
3433 SOUTH HIGUERA
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93403
(805) 781-1825
Contact: COLLINS, LEE
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300


Facility No: 410707636
License Status: Licensed
SAN MATEO COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
400 HARBOR BOULEVARD
BELMONT, CA 94002
(650) 363-4185
Contact: BRINSONT-BROWN, CHARLOTTE
DO: CENTRAL COAST CR/RES (26)
DO Phone: (408) 324-2112


Facility No: 425200710
License Status: Licensed
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ADOPTION AGENCY
2125 S. CENTERPOINTE
SANTA MARIA, CA 93455
(805) 346-7119
Contact: KEN D. JENSEN, PSY. D.
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300


Facility No: 197805085
License Status: Licensed
SERENITY INFANT CARE HOME
600 S. GRAND AVE.
COVINA, CA 91724
(626) 859-6200
Contact: CHOCTAW, JENNIFER
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300


Facility No: 397001963
License Status: Licensed
SHARE HOMES-AA
307 E. KETTLEMAN LANE
LODI, CA 95240
(209) 334-6376
Contact: DOUG CLARK
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700


Facility No: 455001205
License Status: Licensed
SHASTA COUNTY ADOPTIONS
1313 YUBA STREET
REDDING, CA 96001
(530) 225-5791
Contact: WILSON, JANE
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700


Facility No: 297000559
License Status: Licensed
SIERRA ADOPTION SERVICES-AA-SUB OFFICE
138 NEW MOHAWK RD; SUITE 200
NEVADA CITY, CA 95959
(530) 478-0900
Contact: HERNE, BOB
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700


Facility No: 317004049
License Status: Licensed
SIERRA ADOPTION SERVICES-SUB OFFICE
11990 HERITAGE OAK PL. #1B
AUBURN, CA 95603
(530) 887-9982
Contact: HERNE, BOB
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700


Facility No: 507003112
License Status: Licensed
SIERRA VISTA CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES, ADOPTIONS
1025 15TH STREET
MODESTO, CA 95354
(209) 491-0872
Contact: KINDLE, JUDY
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700


Facility No: 480302135
License Status: Licensed
SOLANO COUNTY ADOPTIONS
275 BECK AVENUE
FAIRFIELD, CA 94533
(707) 784-8441
Contact: BUTCHER-RANKIN, JACQUELYN
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700


Facility No: 197802689
License Status: Licensed
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOSTER FAMILY AGENCY
155 N. OCCIDENTAL BOULEVARD
LOS ANGELES, CA 90026
(213) 365-2900
Contact: FOGELMAN, SYLVIA
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300


Facility No: 347004198
License Status: Licensed
STANFORD HOME FOR CHILDREN
8912 VOLUNTEER LANE
SACRAMENTO, CA 95826
(916) 344-0199
Contact: SHEBEST, JENNIFER, MFT
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700


Facility No: 500332281
License Status: Licensed
STANISLAUS CO. DEPT. OF SOCIAL SERVICES
251 E. HACKETT RD.
MODESTO, CA 95358
(209) 558-2500
Contact: JUE, JEFF
DO: NO. CAL CR/RES. (23)
DO Phone: (916) 263-4700


Facility No: 496800889
License Status: Licensed
TLC CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES
1800 NORTH GRAVENSTEIN
SEBASTOPOL, CA 95472
(707) 823-7300
Contact: JAMES GALSTERER
DO: NO. CAL SC/RES (21)
DO Phone: (707) 588-5026


Facility No: 540302277
License Status: Licensed
TULARE COUNTY HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
3500 W. MINERAL KING, STE.B
VISALIA, CA 93279
(559) 737-4660
Contact: JOHN DAVIS
DO: SIERRA CASCADE AC (24)
DO Phone: (559) 243-8080


Facility No: 107000874
License Status: Licensed
VALLEY TEEN RANCH
2610 W. SHAW STE., 105
FRESNO, CA 93711
(209) 437-1144
Contact: CLENDENAN, CONNIE
DO: SIERRA CASCADE AC (24)
DO Phone: (559) 243-8080


Facility No: 560707667
License Status: Licensed
VENTURA COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY - ADOPTIONS
300 W. 9TH STREET
OXNARD, CA 93030
(805) 240-2737
Contact: DAVID WEINREICH
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300


Facility No: 197805607
License Status: Pending
VILLAGE FAMILY SERVICES, THE
6736 LAUREL CANYON BLVD. S#200
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA 91606
(818) 755-8786
Contact: VILLA, HUGO
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300


Facility No: 191592759
License Status: Licensed
VISTA DEL MAR CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES
3200 MOTOR AVE.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90034
(310) 836-1223
Contact: JILL BOYER
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300


Facility No: 374602770
License Status: Licensed
WALDEN FAMILY SERVICES-ADOPTION AGENCY
3517 CAMINO DEL RIO SOUTH 215
SAN DIEGO, CA 92108
(619) 584-5777
Contact: BARNES, BETH
DO: SO. CAL SC/RES (08)
DO Phone: (619) 767-2300


Facility No: 197804923
License Status: Licensed
WESTSIDE CHILDREN'S CENTER
5721 W. SLAUSON AVE., #200
CULVER CITY, CA 90230
(310) 578-1750
Contact: PATTI DUPONT
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300


Facility No: 197804577
License Status: Licensed
WINGS OF REFUGE ADOPTION AGENCY
5777 W. CENTURY BLVD., STE.900
LOS ANGELES, CA 90045
(310) 670-6767
Contact: CRISTINE CHASTAIN
DO: LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
DO Phone: (323) 981-3300

 

 

1. What is adoption?

Adoption is a legal process which permanently gives parental rights to adoptive parents. Adoption means taking a child into your home as a permanent family member. It means caring for and guiding children through their growing years and giving them the love and understanding they need to develop their full potential.

2. How do agency adoption, independent adoption, and intercountry adoption differ?

In an agency adoption, a licensed public or private adoption agency or a CDSS adoptions district office places the child for adoption. The birth parent's parental rights are terminated either by court order or by the filing of a relinquishment. The adoption agency becomes legally responsible for the care, custody and control of the child. The agency studies and approves adoptive applicants before placing a child in their home for adoption, then supervises the placement for six or more months before the court approves the adoption.

In an independent adoption, birth parents choose the prospective parents and place the child directly with them. When making this decision, a birth parent must have personal knowledge of certain facts about the adopting parents. The birth parent placing the child for adoption must receive an advisement of rights, responsibilities, and options from an Adoption Service Provider (ASP). The birth parent must also sign an Independent Adoption Placement Agreement (AD 924), which in 30 days automatically becomes an irrevocable consent to adoption unless revoked within that time.

In an intercountry adoption, prospective parents adopt foreign-born children for whom the federal law makes a special immigration entry visa available. Intercountry adoption includes completion of the adoption in the child's native country or in California. For more information see question #15.

3. About the children!

Foster children of all ages are in the child welfare system awaiting permanent homes. Parental rights to these children have been terminated by court order. The county or the CDSS selects permanent homes in which to make an adoptive placement. Potential adoptive parents are informed of special needs or significant problems which the child may have or encounter. Information provided by the child's caseworker depicts the child and describes the adjustments and challenges the child will have to overcome once placed with an adoptive family.

In an effort to use the power of the Internet and to bring children and families together, the California Kids Connection program was developed as California's registry of children waiting to be adopted and families wanting to adopt. The program offers both a secure website accessible only to California licensed adoption agency personnel and a public site accessible to any Internet user. The public site is available to anyone using the Internet at www.cakidsconnection.com . Visitors to this area of the website may view and indicate their interest in specific children by sending an immediate email to the adoption agency identified for each child. This site features children for whom legal clearance has been granted by the court.

4. How do I find a child, and how do I adopt a child?

If you would like to adopt a child, contact your local licensed public adoption agency or a CDSS adoptions district office to speak with an agency representative about the adoption process which will include an orientation. After the orientation, if you make the decision to adopt, you must complete and submit a written application and the agency will assign an adoption caseworker to discuss the type of child you wish to adopt and the children that are available through the public adoption agency. You must participate in a "family assessment" which consists of a thorough review of your criminal, medical, employment, emotional, marital, and life history and your home environment, as required by law. This process is a joint effort by the agency and the adoptive applicants. The agency evaluates and determines your ability to provide a stable, safe and permanent home to a child who is available for adoptive placement.

You may also wish to consider adoption through a licensed private adoption agency. You will need to contact licensed private agencies in your area for information about their services, requirements and fees.

Please see question # 3 to view children, via the internet, who are waiting to be adopted.

To obtain a copy of licensed adoption agencies, click here "Directory of California Adoption Agencies" or call 1(800) KIDS-4-US.

To locate a CDSS adoptions district office, click here CDSS Adoptions District Offices.

5. What ages of children are available-do you have any babies?

The ages of children available for adoption vary from county to county. Persons wishing to adopt infants may expect to wait some time for their application to be selected, as most agencies have many homes already approved and waiting for the placement of infants.

6. How much will it cost to adopt? Do we need an attorney?

The licensed public adoption agency or CDSS adoptions district office requires that you pay a fee of no more than $500 prior to submitting a favorable report to the court. This fee may be deferred, reduced, or waived under certain conditions. You should also expect to pay for fingerprinting, medical examination, court filing and other adoption-related costs that usually total no more then $100-$300.

Families who adopt children who are eligible for the Adoption Assistance Program may qualify for the Non-recurring Adoption Expense Program. The program reimburses families for adoption related expenses that they incur during the adoption process. The amount of reimbursement is limited to $400 per child. For more information regarding this program, please contact your local county adoption agency or a CDSS District Office.

Please note: Fees for services rendered by licensed private adoption agencies are not regulated by the State and may vary. You should ask about the fee schedule when you initially contact the adoption agency.

Adoptive parents may qualify for a federal tax credit for certain expenses paid to adopt an eligible child with special needs and a state tax credit for adopting a child who was in the custody of a California public child welfare agency. For further information about the federal adoption tax benefit, contact the Internal Revenue Services at www.irs.gov or 1-800-829-1040 and request Publication 968. For further information about the state tax benefit, contact the California Franchise Tax Board at www.ftb.ca.gov or 8-800-852-5711 and request information on Credit for Child Adoption Costs - Tax Credit Code 197.

The fee for the cost of the investigation of an Independent adoption petition is $4,500.

The fee for the cost of the investigation of an Independent Adoption petition for a family with a completed, approved pre-placement evaluation is $1,550. The pre-placement evaluation must meet the requirements of Family Code Section 8811.5.

Services of an attorney are generally not necessary in an agency adoption. Although independent adoptions can be done without the involvement of an attorney in some instances, the involvement and consultation of a legal professional is generally desirable to ensure all legal requirements are met and the rights of the parties to the adoption are protected.

7. Is there financial assistance provided once the adoption is final?

The Adoption Assistance Program can provide financial assistance and some medical coverage for many of today's waiting foster children. This assistance may continue until the child is age 18 or, in certain circumstances, age 21.

8. Both of us work. Will I have to quit my job if I want to adopt or be a foster parent?

NO. Both parents may be working as long as appropriate childcare arrangements are made.

The State also enacted new legislation which extends disability compensation to allow individuals who take time off work to bond with a new child. For more information about the Paid Family Leave Insurance Program.

9. I don't own my own home, or I live in an apartment. May I adopt?

YES. You don't have to own a house to give a home. You may rent or own as long as your home is safe and has enough room for family members. What is most important is the love, understanding and guidance you can offer a child.

10. May single persons adopt?

Yes, single men and women may also adopt. In fact, approximately one-fourth of the children adopted from the public foster care system are adopted by single individuals.

11. I'm over forty. Am I too old?

NOT NECESSARILY, As long as you are in good health and have the energy and desire to be a parent, age is not a decisive factor. A 50-or-55-year-old person or couple may be perfect for the adoption of an older child.

12. How long will it take to adopt a child?

In an agency adoption, the process may be lengthy but well worth the wait. Depending on the workload of the agency selected, it will take anywhere from six months to a year to complete an adoption family assessment. Most adoptive placements occur one to several months after the family assessment has been approved.

In an independent adoption, the process will vary based on when the prospective adoptive parents have been chosen by birth parents. However, the department or delegated county adoption agency must investigate the proposed adoption within 180 days after they receive a copy of the filed petition and 50 percent of the adoption fee.

In an intercountry adoption, the process will vary with each country. You should contact a private adoption agency licensed to provide these services in the county where you reside to inquire about the length of the process.

13. How can I get referrals to appropriate agency/county adoption offices?

A "Directory of California Adoptions Agencies" is available as a PDF. It may also be obtained by calling 1-800-KIDS-4-US or writing to:

California Department of Social Services
Child and Youth Permanency Branch
Permanency Policy Bureau
744 P Street, M.S. 8-13-66
Sacramento, CA 95814

14. What are interjurisdictional placement requirements?

In 1999 California enacted statutes that implemented interjurisdictional adoption provisions. These provisions specify that the placement of a child for adoption may not be delayed or denied because the prospective approved adoptive family resides outside the jurisdiction of the Department or the licensed adoption agency. Such an adoptive family is one who is approved by an authorized entity in the state of residence in accordance with California standards.

It is also indicated in statute that if a person alleges there was a denial or a delay in the placement of a child for adoption based solely because they live outside the jurisdiction of the Department, they will be accorded an opportunity for a state hearing.

15. If I find a child in another country, how can I adopt him/her?

Through the Intercountry Adoption Program, licensed private adoption agencies are specially licensed to assist California residents in adopting foreign-born children who are classified as orphans by the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS). Individuals must file with the BCIS district office that serves the area where they live, the BCIS form I-600A ("Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition") before a child to be adopted has been identified. They must also file a BCIS form I-600 ("Petition to Classify an Orphan as an Immediate Relative") after the child has been identified. For details, view the website at www.bcis.gov or contact the BCIS National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283. You may order the informational brochure "The Immigration of Adopted and Prospective Adoptive Children" (M-249N) revised in September 2000 by calling 1-800-870-3676. The Child Citizenship Act (CCA) of 2000, entitles most foreign-born children adopted by U.S. citizens to acquire U.S. citizenship automatically on the date they enter the United States as lawful permanent residents without the need to apply for citizenship.

The child must meet the following BCIS requirements:

At least one adoptive parent is a U.S. citizen,
The child is under the age of 18,
The adoption of the child has been finalized,
The child is a U.S. lawful permanent resident, and
The child is residing permanently in the United States in the legal and physical custody of the United States citizen parent.
If you are finalizing an adoption or have to re-adopt a foreign-born child after he or she has been admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident, the child automatically will become a citizen on the day he or she meets all of the above requirements. If you want to have documentation of the child's U.S. citizenship, you may obtain a Certificate of Citizenship by filing BCIS form N-643 "Application for Certificate of Citizenship on Behalf of an Adopted Child" with the BCIS or apply for a passport with the State Department.

To obtain more information about California's Intercountry Adoption Program requirements, contact a private adoption agency licensed to provide these services in the county where you reside. Click here to obtain a "Directory of California Adoption Agencies".

16. How do I find an adoption service provider?

A "Registry of California Adoption Services Providers", for purposes of independent adoption proceedings, may be obtained by calling (916) 651-8089, or writing to:

California Department of Social Services
Children's Services Operations & Evaluation Branch
Adoptions Services Bureau
744 P Street, M.S. 8-12-31
Sacramento, CA 95814

17. What is the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)?

The ICPC is an agreement among the states to provide for movement of children across state boundaries for purposes of foster care or adoption. The compact governs adoptive placements of children between states, including independent adoptions. ICPC procedures must be followed and requirements met before children can be placed in another state. There is more information on the ICPC Page.

18. What is the difference between adoption and guardianship?

Adoption is the permanent legal assumption of all parental rights and responsibilities for a child. Adoptive parents have the same legal rights and responsibilities as parents whose children are born to them.

A guardian is someone appointed by the court to care for a child until he or she is 18. If you become a guardian, the court grants you the right to make most decisions regarding the child. A guardian is not a child's legal parent and may be subject to ongoing supervision of the court. Guardianship does not give all the legal rights and responsibilities of a parent to the guardian the way adoption does to an adoptive parent. The court can make a decision about guardianship whether or not the parent agrees.

19. What is an Adoption Facilitator?

An Adoption Facilitator is an independent business entity that is in the business of matching prospective adoptive parents with birth parent(s) who have decided to place their child for adoption. An Adoption Facilitator’s only legitimate service is to arrange contact between the birth parent and the prospective adoptive parent(s). Following that contact, all further key actions to proceed with an adoption are performed by the birth parent and the prospective adoptive parent(s) and/or their attorney in an Independent adoption, or a licensed, public or private adoption agency in an Agency adoption. Adoption Facilitators must inform potential clients that they are not a licensed adoption agency.


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