Adoption in Santa Rosa, CA
Santa Rosa Adoption Agencies, Lawyers and More
Hoping to adopt a child? Need information about placing a child for adoption in Santa Rosa? If you’re starting to research the Santa Rosa adoption process, you’ve probably only come across general guides to adoption in California so far. Those will rarely offer the localized information, resources or professionals that you need to get started.
That’s why we created this detailed guide to adoption in Santa Rosa, Calif. Whether you’re a hopeful adoptive parent or you’re pregnant and considering adoption in Santa Rosa, this guide will have everything you’ll need:
Santa Rosa Adoption Agencies
American Adoptions is a full-service national agency that has more than 25 years of experience helping prospective birth and adoptive parents in Santa Rosa and throughout the United States. No other adoption agency in Santa Rosa provides the same high-quality services for pregnant women and hopeful adoptive parents, or the personalized support and care.
Here are just some of the services that you can expect when you contact American Adoptions for an adoption in Santa Rosa, Calif.:
- 24/7 support and counseling from adoption professionals
- Providing pregnancy options counseling for pregnant women
- Helping prospective birth mothers create their adoption plan
- Creating adoptive family profiles
- Providing guidance for the home study and other steps
- Completing administrative work, such as filing adoption paperwork
- Facilitating any allowed adoption financial assistance
- Aiding in open and semi-open adoption communication
- Walking families through adoption finalization
- And more
Our nearest physical office location is just a few hours away in Fresno, so we’re uniquely able to provide national-level services with the personalized attention of a smaller, regional agency.
7257 N. Maple Ave. Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93720
If you have any questions about partnering with American Adoptions for your private domestic infant adoption in Santa Rosa, or if you’re ready to get started, contact our licensed social workers today for more information.
Santa Rosa Adoption Attorneys
Separate experienced adoption attorneys are needed for the adoptive family and the prospective birth parents. This ensures each party receives fair and equal representation throughout the required legal steps of adoption in Santa Rosa.
When you partner with American Adoptions, we’ll refer you to a local attorney we know and trust, so you don’t have to worry about finding or coordinating with a lawyer on your own. But, if you’re working with an outside agency for placement, you may need to find your own legal representation. Here are some local attorneys who may be able to help you complete the legal process of your Santa Rosa adoption:
- Challoner Law
- A Family Law Firm, Inc.
- Geary, Shea, O'Donnell, Grattan & Mitchell, P.C.
- The Law Office of Carolyn Vandyk
- The Law Office Of Kathleen J. Smith
- The Law Office of Gregory Futch
- The Law Offices of Ann L. Larson
- Morley Law Office
- Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz LLP
- Terre Family Law
- Vonder Haar Law Offices
Santa Rosa Home Study Providers
Anyone hoping to adopt a child will first need to complete the home study process. The home study process is one of the most tedious aspects of adopting a child, but it’s vital for the safety of children. This process ensures that each child is being placed with a safe and prepared family who has been confirmed physically, mentally, and emotionally ready to welcome a child through adoption.
As a licensed home study provider in California, American Adoptions has streamlined the home study process so that you can complete your home study with us faster and more efficiently than any other agency. Follow this link to begin your home study and to learn more about the services we offer.
Santa Rosa Foster Care Professionals
American Adoptions is only licensed to complete private domestic infant adoptions and is unable to complete foster care placements. However, we’re happy to refer you to foster care professionals in the Santa Rosa area who are licensed in this type of adoption.
If you’re interested in fostering or adopting a child through foster care, contact one of these local providers for more information:
- County of Sonoma Family, Youth and Children’s Services
- Alternative Family Services
- Family Connections Christian Adoptions
- Lilliput Families
- Sierra Child and Family Services
- TLC Child and Family Services
Santa Rosa International Adoption Agencies
Again, American Adoptions is not licensed to complete this type of adoption. We also remind you that international adoptions are rapidly declining due to the complexities involved. However, if you want to pursue this type of adoption, you’ll need to work with an appropriately licensed agency, like one of these nearby professionals:
Santa Rosa Hospitals
Pregnant women making an adoption plan will want to consider where they’ll go for their medical care and delivery. When you work with American Adoptions to create an adoption plan, your specialist will walk you through these choices and support you as you decide what you’re comfortable with.
Some nearby options you might consider include:
- Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa
- Santa Rosa Memorial
- Santa Rosa Community Health - Dutton, Lombardi, and Vista campuses
- Santa Rosa Birth Center
- Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital
- Thrive Birth Center
Santa Rosa Courts
When a Santa Rosa adoptive family receives an adoption placement, they’ll spend several months completing the post-placement requirements before they legally finalize the adoption in Sonoma County court. Your attorney will walk you through everything beforehand, but the adoption finalization hearing itself is short and simple. The judge grants a final decree of adoption and then you can take a photo to remember the important day you (legally) completed your family.
Visiting Santa Rosa
Whether it’s for an ICPC clearance wait, meeting one another before, during or after the placement of your child, or for open adoption visits in the years to come, the birth and adoptive families (along with their child) may spend a lot of time in Santa Rosa together!
It’s a good idea to familiarize yourselves with activities you might enjoy doing together as you make the most of your time during your visit. Some things your families might be interested in exploring include:
- Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center
- Children's Museum of Sonoma County
- Jack London State Historic Park
- Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens
- Luther Burbank Home & Gardens
- Pacific Coast Air Museum
- Petrified Forest
- Safari West
- Snoopy's Home Ice
- Sonoma County Farm Trails
Although there’s a lot to learn about adoption in Santa Rosa, Calif., there are also many resources to make your journey easier. If you have more questions about our services or would like to start your own Santa Rosa adoption process, you can contact us now to request free information online — here for prospective birth mothers and here for hopeful adoptive parents.
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