Video: 5 Myths About Adoption

A recent study found that when it comes to adoption, people admit to not knowing much. In fact, people know less about adoption than any other social issue measured! About 135,000 children are adopted in the United States. Of non-stepparent adoptions, about 59 percent...

Happy Birth Mother’s Day

Birth Mother’s Day is a special day reserved exclusively for Birth Moms who have chosen the adoption path for their child. It falls on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Many people who are outside of the adoption community remain unaware that this day exists or what...

What is Ethical Adoption?

What is Ethical Adoption?  One of the founding principles of Adoption California is the practice of ethical adoption in all of our cases. So what is ethical adoption? We can sum up our view on how we practice ethical adoption with one word: Respect. Respect is...

FAQs

Hopeful Adoptive Parents FAQs     Is adoption right for me? When examining this question it’s important to ask yourself why you want to adopt. Are you hoping to bury your grief over infertility by adopting a child? Are you not feeling fulfilled and...

Preparing for your Home Study

Hopeful Adoptive Parents PREPARING FOR YOUR HOME STUDY   A home study is legally required before a child can be placed in an adoptive home. The study includes background checks, interviews and lots of documentation by a caseworker. Your Adoption California...

Adoption Cost – Affording Adoption

Hopeful Adoptive Parents ADOPTION COSTS – AFFORDING ADOPTION   Understandably, many hopeful adoptive parents are concerned about the cost of adopting a newborn. Because of the multi-faceted process, adoption can be expensive. As you prepare for adoption, consider...

What the Process Looks like

Hopeful Adoptive Parents WHAT THE ADOPTION PROCESS LOOKS LIKE   How exciting! You’re preparing to adopt, and that’s a happy feeling. But there are still questions, right? Being new to adoption, you may not even know what questions to ask to get you started. Well,...

Open Adoption

Hopeful Adoptive Parents OPEN ADOPTION   As you’ve considered the possibility of adoption, talked with other adoptive parents, and researched on your own, you’ve probably heard the term “open adoption.” Open adoption is a reference to the communication that...

Adoption Education

Hopeful Adoptive Parents ADOPTION EDUCATION   If you’re like most adoptive parents, you’re entering the adoption arena without experience and with very little education about adoption. Choosing Adoption California means choosing the experience education you lack....

Experienced Professionals

Hopeful Adoptive Parents EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS   Choosing adoption is exciting! Whether you’re a first-timer or are a seasoned adoptive parents, navigating the hoops of adoption can seem daunting. You’ve come to the right place! Adoption California employs...

Emotional Support

Hopeful Adoptive Parents EMOTIONAL SUPPORT   Adopting a child is one of life’s grand adventures! But true to everything in life, the pendulum swings both ways. The adoption process, while joyful and rewarding, is also fraught with challenges that can turn a smile...

Profile Marketing

Hopeful Adoptive Parents PROFILE MARKETING   As you move forward in your adoption process, it’s important to let birth mothers know who you are and all about you. But how do you get them to stop and look at your profile? Choosing Adoption California means you’ll...

FAQs

Unplanned Pregnancy FAQs   What is adoption? Adoption is the voluntary consent for your child to be placed in another family for life. All the responsibility and rights associated with parenthood are transferred from you to the adoptive parents you choose for...

Exploring Your Other Options

Unplanned Pregnancy EXPLORING YOUR OPTIONS   Clearly understanding the options you have, when faced with an unplanned pregnancy, is vital to moving forward. And while there are many people in your life who may feel they should be a part of that decision,...

Learn More About Open Adoption

Unplanned Pregnancy LEARN MORE ABOUT OPEN ADOPTION   The idea of open adoption might be unfamiliar to you. A few decades ago, open adoption wasn’t even a term. A birth mother placed her child for adoption and was expected to move on with her life, never knowing...

Why Choose Adoption

Unplanned Pregnancy WHY CHOOSE ADOPTION?   Life throws at us lots of twists and turns – things we never imagined. And yet, somehow things always work out. That’s pretty hard to remember, though, when the shock of an unplanned pregnancy hits. But true to life,...