Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Elk Grove

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Elk Grove

This page provides information to those who are considering adoption and live in or near to Elk Grove, California or in the Sacramento County region. If you are thinking about giving your baby up for adoption, we have gathered information about Pregnancy Resource Centers/Crisis Pregnancy Centers to assist you to confirm your pregnancy, clinics where you may get prenatal care, and a list of hospitals with birthing centers.

For those in the Sacramento County region of California who wish to adopt a baby, further below on this page you will find home study agency resources and helpful information to assist you with the adoption process.

Additional resources for expectant mothers and prospective adoptive parents throughout California may be found on our California State Page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Elk Grove, California

Pregnancy Resource Centers, also sometimes called “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” are often not-for-profit clinics where you can go to get help confirming if you are pregnant, and if you would like to, they will discuss “pregnancy options”. Most of these centers are staffed by volunteers who are not necessarily trained medical personnel, so can’t prescribe contraceptives. Because many Pregnancy Resource Centers are associated with pro-life organizations, they will encourage parenting or adoption, however not all of them are faith based. Pregnancy Resource Centers serving those in the Sacramento County region that are near Elk Grove are:

Alternatives Pregnancy Center in Sacramento
Directions Medical Clinic in Lodi and Stockton
SacValley Pregnancy Center in Sacramento

Affordable Prenatal Care in Elk Grove, California

Medical clinics have medical personnel on staff so can address most aspects of prenatal care and family planning. They do STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and even dispense contraceptives. Clinics located in or near to Elk Grove, California that provide affordable prenatal care for those in Sacramento County are:

One Community Health
Wellspace Health

Information about affordable health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Elk Grove with limited financial resources is provided at Covered California

Hospitals in Elk Grove, California

Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans during the time of baby’s birth, or have other inquiries. The hospitals with birthing centers serving the Elk Grove, California region are:

Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center
Mercy General Hospital
Methodist Hospital of Sacramento

Completing the Home Study in Elk Grove, California

The home study is one of the most important parts of every adoption process. The purpose of a home study is to assess the suitability and capability of prospective Adoptive Parents to receive a child into their home. There are certain Adoption Home Study Requirements for each state. The process generally includes collection of information with questions about family history, health and financial information, and personal background. Here are some legally qualified home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in Elk Grove, California or the Sacramento County region:

Adopt Int’l
Our staff is committed to providing professional, comprehensive services with an emphasis on meeting and responding to the needs of our culturally diverse community while reflecting the changing adoption environment and providing continuous quality improvement, compassion and generosity.

The Family Network, Inc.
The Family Network, Inc. is currently licensed in the State of California for domestic, international and embryo adoption services. These services include: adoption home studies, relinquishment of parental rights, interstate compact agreements and administration, post placement reports, agency court work, coordination with placing agencies, and coordination with immigration.  The Family Network is committed to serving all races and creeds with a special humanitarian focus on orphaned and impoverished children.

Become a Foster Parent in Elk Grove, California

If you would like to become a resource family for a foster child in or near Elk Grove, or the Sacramento County region of California you must meet similar requirements to that of the home study required for adoptive parents.

Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Sacramento County or the surrounding region may do so by contacting the  or one of the licensed agencies listed below:

AAC-Alpha Adoption Centers
Children’s Bureau
Extraordinary Families
Hope 4 Kids
Olive Crest

Court Information

The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in California, the courthouse in Sacramento County where the matter will be filed and heard is the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse.

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