Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Santa Rosa

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Santa Rosa

This page provides information to those who are considering adoption and live in or near to Santa Rosa, California or in the Sonoma 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 Sonoma County 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 Santa Rosa

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. The Pregnancy Resource Center serving those in Santa Rosa is:

Bridges Pregnancy Clinic and Care Center
Planned Parenthood Santa Rosa Health Center

Affordable Prenatal Care in Santa Rosa

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. The clinic near Santa Rosa, California that provides affordable prenatal care for those in Sonoma County is:

Santa Rosa Community Health Centers (multiple locations)

In addition, information about prenatal care through Medicaid that is available in California to women with limited financial resources may be found at Covered California.

Hospitals in Santa Rosa, 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 hospital with a birthing center serving the Santa Rosa, California region of Sonoma County is:

Providence Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital
Sutter Santa Rosa Birth Center

Completing the Home Study in Santa Rosa

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 Santa Rosa, California or the Sonoma County region:

Adopt Int’l
(415) 934-0300
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 Santa Rosa

If you would like to become a resource family for a foster child in or near Santa Rosa, or the Sonoma 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 California is available on our California state page. In addition to Sonoma County Foster Care, the local agencies listed below provide additional information and services for foster parents in Santa Rosa, California, and the greater Sonoma County region:

TLC Child & Family Services
Uplift Family Services

Court Information

To complete the adoption process through court action, once all legal requirements are satisfied, a finalization hearing may be scheduled. If you would like 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 Sonoma County where the adoption matter will be filed and heard is the Family Law Division of the Sonoma County Superior Court.

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