Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Ontario

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Ontario

This page provides information to those who are considering adoption and live in or near to Ontario, California or in the San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino 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 Ontario, 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 San Bernardino County region that are in or near Ontario are:

Advanced Healthcare for Women & Children (Upland)
Assure Pregnancy Clinic (Fontana)
Planned Parenthood Upland Health Center

Affordable Prenatal Care in Ontario, 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 Ontario, California that provide affordable prenatal care for those in San Bernardino County are:

Advanced Healthcare for Women & Children (Upland)
Clinica Media Familiar
ParkTree Community Health Center
Unicare Community Health Center (multiple locations)

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

Hospitals in Ontario, 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 Ontario, California region are:

Corona Regional Medical Center
Kaiser Permanente Ontario Medical Center
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Women’s & Children’s Center

Completing the Home Study in Ontario, 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 Ontario, California or the San Bernardino 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 Ontario, California

If you would like to become a resource family for a foster child in or near Ontario, or the San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino County or the surrounding region may do so by contacting the San Bernardino County Children and Family Services 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 San Bernardino County where the matter will be filed and heard is are the Historic Courthouse (San Bernardino), the Central District (Victorville) and Joshua Tree District.

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