Whether you’re a pregnant woman or a hopeful adoptive parent researching adoption, it can be tough to find San Francisco adoption resources all in one place. To make it easier on anyone thinking about adoption in San Francisco or the surrounding areas, we’ve compiled a list of sources for you to start learning about your options. Happy hunting!
American Adoptions is a full service, national adoption agency, and as such, we can meet all of your adoption needs in San Francisco. This includes everything from counseling pregnant women to finding matches for adoptive families to coordinating communication between the adoptive triad after placement. However, San Francisco has other adoption professionals as well:
Everyone pursuing adoption should have a trusted attorney, both to represent them and to make sure they understand what’s happening at every step of the way. In San Francisco, you may work with any of the following attorneys:
If you choose to work with American Adoptions, a San Francisco adoption attorney will be coordinated for you; you will not need to hire an attorney separately.
American Adoptions doesn’t complete foster care adoptions, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t passionate about growing your family through the foster care system as well. If you’re interested in foster parenting or adopting from foster care in San Francisco, contact any of the following professionals:
Every family who hopes to adopt will have to undergo a home study before they’re eligible to match with a child. A home study is comprised of three parts — an interview, a home inspection and a documentation phase — to ensure a family is qualified to adopt. In San Francisco, your home study provider may be:
San Francisco has a wealth of options for couples who choose to adopt internationally. The country you choose to adopt from may influence which professional you choose, but a few places to research are:
If you’re adopting from a pregnant woman who lives in San Francisco, you’ll need to travel to her when she goes into the hospital to have the baby. Depending on where she lives and who her doctor is, she may deliver at any of the following locations:
To complete your adoption in San Francisco, you may go to one of the following courts, depending on the county where you live:
As you probably already know, San Francisco has plenty of options for leisurely activities. If you’ve traveled to the area to adopt, don’t just sit in your hotel room! There’s so much for you to get out and see.
For more information about adoption in San Francisco, call 1-800-ADOPTION at any time to talk with a social worker.
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