Are you considering adoption in Fremont or in the Alameda County area? Below you will find local agency resources and information about qualifying and getting started.
If you are pregnant, in the Fremont area, and considering adoption for your baby, included are resources and information about Pregnancy Resource Centers, Pregnancy Clinics/Family Planning providers, and hospitals in Fremont and the nearby area of Alameda County.
Additional resources for expectant mothers and prospective adoptive parents throughout the state of California may be found on our California Guide.
Completing the Home Study in Fremont and the Alameda County Area
Most wishing to adopt a baby undergo a home study which is completed by a licensed child-placing agency. 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 & financial information, and personal background. Check out the List of Expected Adoption Home Study Questions on our page. Here are some legally qualified home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in Fremont or the surrounding Alameda County area:
415-934-0300Our 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.
916-480-1101The 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.
Become A Foster Parent In Fremont, Alameda County, or the East San Francisco Bay Area
Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Alameda County or the surrounding Bay Area region may do so by contacting the Alameda County Child and Family Services Agency, or one of the licensed child-placing foster-care agencies listed below:
- Alameda County Children and Family Services
- A Better Way, Inc.
- Better Life Children’s Services
- Family Builders
- Lilliput Families
Pregnancy Resource Centers
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 distribute contraceptives. Most are affiliated with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. A few Pregnancy Resource Centers (or Crisis Pregnancy Centers) located in or near to Fremont in Alameda County, California are:
Pregnancy Clinics and Low Cost Clinics
Pregnancy Clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most aspects of pre-natal care and family planning. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives. In Alameda County, Tri-City Health Center has several locations in or near Fremont that provide low-cost prenatal care:
Hospitals In or Near to Fremont Serving The Alameda County Area
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. Contact information for hospitals in or near Fremont which serve Alameda County is listed below:
Birthing Center at Washington Hospital
2000 Mowry Ave.Fremont, CA 94538(510) 791-3424
Kaiser Permanente San Leandro
2500 Merced StreetHospital Building, 3rd FloorSan Leandro, CA 94577510-454-4267
St. Rose Hospital
272000 Calaroga Ave.Hayward, CA 94545(510) 264-4000
If you would like to read up on adoption laws and regulations within both the United States and California, please visit the Adoption Network Resource Center to learn more and connect with legal professionals. You may also visit California Child Adoption Laws for more 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 Alameda County where the matter will be filed and heard is:
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