Considering adopting, placing your baby for adoption, or becoming a foster parent in the Fresno, California area? Below you will find information regarding home study providers, local agencies, foster care resources, hospitals, and county courts. For additional resources, visit our California Guide.

Completing the Home Study in Fresno

One of the most important aspects of the adoption process is the home study; it is required for every adoption. The purpose of a home study is to assess the suitability and capability of prospective Adoptive Parents. It generally includes questions about family history, health & financial information, and personal background. The following is a list of home study providers/adoption agencies in & near the Fresno area:

  • Adoption Connection
  • 415-359-2491
  • “Adoption Connection provides support and resources to adoptive parents as they grow their families as well as to birth mothers as they gain stability during and after their pregnancies. Adoption Connection works with pregnant women and their families (often called birth parents) anywhere in the United States.”
  • Chrysalis House, Inc.
  • 559-229-9862
  • “Chrysalis House is a full-service, non-profit adoption agency that was founded in 1985. CHI provides adoption services to families in 26 counties throughout the state of California. Chrysalis House is a member of the California Association of Adoption Agencies (CAAA), Joint Council on International Children's Services (JCICS), and is Hague Accredited through March 2018.”
  • Lilliput Families
  • 209-943-0530
  • “Founder Bill Fuser envisioned a better way to serve children in foster care & families by bridging the gap between the public & private sectors.
    Our programs & initiatives provide a strong foundation for children & their families, & ensure that children who enter the foster care system are placed with lifelong families as quickly as possible.”

Fresno Adoption Agencies

Like the home study, there are several basic adoption requirements all Adoptive Parents will need to know. If you are interested in adopting a baby in the Fresno area, contact these local adoption agencies below:

Foster Care Resources

Is Foster Adoption right for you? Are you interested in adopting an infant from foster care? Contact these local foster care resources to see if the role of a Foster Parent is your best fit.

  • Abrazo Foster Family Agency
  • 559-228-9800
  • “Our Mission is to take the lead in protecting children entrusted to our care or protection from further abuse and neglect by carefully selecting the most qualified and dedicated foster parents available to operate foster homes for the agency."
  • Angels of Grace Foster Family Agency
  • 559-268-0000
  • “Angels of Grace Foster Family Agency is an agency that provides a place of refuge and healing for foster children. A place where they can receive the nurturing and care that they need from professional social workers and trained foster parents. Every day, they are able to draw strength from the human warmth and affection that has frequently been denied to them.”
  • Kids Kasa
  • 559-221-5272
  • “Kids Kasa is a foster care agency created to serve the needs of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. With over 20 years of experience and knowledge in the industry, we strive to utilize these attributes to ensure every child, as well as the foster families, are well taken care of.”
  • Quality Foster Care – Quality Family Services
  • 559-252-6844 ext. 243
  • “We provide children, ages 0-17+, with services and community resources to facilitate family reunification or permanent placement. QFC connects children to skilled Resource Families who are compassionate, understanding, and nurturing. Through the support and guidance of the Resource Family, every child will have the opportunity for a successful future.”
  • Spectrum Children’s Services
  • 559-224-7880
  • “We strongly believe that our model - integrating therapy with the home environment - is the most effective way of helping foster children heal from the emotional damage they've suffered as a result of their abuse histories.”
  • Transitions Children’s Services
  • 559-222-5437
  • “Our mission is to serve abused and/or neglected children who have been removed from their homes and are in need of loving, nurturing and competent foster families. To recruit, train and support families interested in fostering children. To provide culturally sensitive services that reflect the goals and objectives of the placing agencies from which we receive referrals.”
  • Uplift Family Services
  • 559-248-8550
  • “We do whatever it takes to strengthen and advocate for children, families, adults and communities to realize their hopes for behavioral health and well-being.”

Hospitals in Fresno

Adoptive Parents and Birth Mothers will need to prepare a Foster Parent that will meet all their hopes and needs. Finding the right hospital with the right staff will ensure a comfortable stay when welcoming their new baby. Below is a list of hospitals near Fresno:

County Courts

To complete the adoption process, a finalization hearing is required. If you would like to learn about the adoption laws in California, check out our Adoption Laws by State page. The following is a list of county courts in and near the Fresno area:

  • Kings County
  • 559-582-1010
  • 1640 Kings County Drive, Hanford, CA 93230
  • San Benito County
  • 831-636-4057
  • Superior Court of California, San Benito County 450 Fourth Street, Hollister, CA 95023
  • Tulare County
  • 559-730-5000
  • 221 South Mooney Boulevard, Room 203, Visalia CA 93291

Local Attractions

While you’re in the Fresno area, check out the beautiful Forestiere Underground and Shinzen Japanese Gardens. If you like museums, Fresno offers several of them. These local attractions will be sure to keep you amazed and entertained. See more local attractions below: