Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Glendale

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Glendale, California

We prepared this page to provide information for those who are considering adoption and live in or near Glendale, California or in the Los Angeles County region.  If you are thinking about giving your baby up for adoption, we have collected information about Crisis Pregnancy Resource Centers to help you confirm your pregnancy, clinics where you may get affordable prenatal care, and a list of hospitals with a Labor and Delivery department.

If you are in the Los Angeles County region of California and are thinking about adopting a baby, we also have information on this page about home study agency resources and helpful information to assist you with the adoption process.

Additional resources for hopeful adoptive parents or expectant mothers and throughout the state of California may be found on our California State Page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Glendale, California

Pregnancy Resource Centers, sometimes also called “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” are usually not-for-profit clinics where expectant parents may seek assistance to confirm a pregnancy and review and discuss available options.  Most Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not prescribe contraceptives.  Many are united with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. Pregnancy Resource Centers serving those in the Los Angeles County region that are in or close to Glendale are:

Avenues Pregnancy Clinic of Southern California (multiple locations)
Los Angeles Pregnancy Services
Planned Parenthood Hollywood Health Center

Affordable Prenatal Care in Glendale, California

Medical clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most areas of family planning, including prenatal care. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives. Clinics located in or near to Glendale, California that provide affordable prenatal care for Los Angeles County residents are:

Mission City Community Network (multiple locations)

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

Hospitals in Glendale, California

Developing a hospital plan to specify what your wishes are during the time of delivery, is something that we recommend you prepare and provide to the hospital in advance of the baby’s birth. The hospitals with Labor and Delivery Departments serving the Glendale, California region are:

Adventist Health Glendale Maternity Center
Glendale Memorial Hospital
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Completing the Home Study in Glendale, California

One of the key aspects of every adoption process is the home study assessment.  The purpose of a home study is to confirm the capability and stability of prospective Adoptive Parents to have a child placed into their home. There are certain Adoption Home Study Requirements for each state. The process usually includes providing documents to confirm information as well as furnishing 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 Glendale, California or the Los Angeles County region:

AAC – Alpha Adoption Centers
With over 25 years of experience in children’s social services, Alpha Adoption Centers is a full service Adoption Agency providing quality domestic newborn adoptions. Following the highest ethical standards, the knowledgeable social workers on our staff will walk you through the adoption process and answer any questions you might have. We will provide you in-depth preparation and support services.

Hope 4 Kids
Hope 4 Kids is a full service Adoption Agency, licensed by the State of California, here to assist with all your adoptive needs. Our caring counselors guide Birthmothers and the Adoptive Parents through their adoption with comfort, trust, honesty and complete support.

The Family Network, Inc.
The Family Network, Inc., is licensed throughout Southern California.
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.

Vista Del Mar
We are the oldest and most trusted adoption agency in Southern California. We are licensed, accredited, approved, and nationally recognized as a leader in the field of adoption. Our Adoption Program encompasses Foster Care and Foster to Adoption, International Adoption, and Domestic Infant Adoption including birth parent options counseling and support services.

Become a Foster Parent in Glendale, California

If you are interested in becoming a resource family for a foster child in or near Glendale, or the Los Angeles County region of California you must meet similar requirements to that of the home study required for adoptive parents.

More information about foster care and foster-to-adopt placements in Glendale, California and all of Los Angeles County is available at Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services. In addition to the county foster care department, the local agencies listed below provide additional information and services for foster parents in Glendale, California, and the greater Los Angeles County region:

Children’s Bureau
Extraordinary Families
Hope 4 Kids
Inner Circle Foster Care

Court Information

The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. To learn about the adoption laws in California, check out our Adoption Laws by State page.  If your adoption is to finalize in California, the courthouse in Los Angeles County where the adoption matter will be filed and heard is the Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court in Monterey Park.

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