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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Fresno and Fresno County, California
This page provides adoption information to those who live in Fresno, California or in the Fresno County region. If you are considering 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 Fresno 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 in other areas throughout the state of California may be found on our California State Page .
Pregnancy Resource Centers in Fresno and Fresno County, 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. Many 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. The Pregnancy Resource Centers serving those in Fresno, California and Fresno County are:
Pregnancy Clinics in Fresno and Fresno County, California
Pregnancy Clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most aspects of prenatal care and family planning. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives. There are several providers of affordable prenatal care in Fresno and throughout Fresno County:
Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Fresno with limited financial resources is provided at Covered California.
Hospitals Serving Fresno, California
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Fresno and the surrounding region that offer birthing centers are:
- Community Regional Medical Center
- Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center
- Saint Agnes Medical Center
Completing the Home Study in Fresno and Fresno County, California
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. Check out the List of Expected Adoption Home Study Questions on our page. Here are some home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in the Fresno area:
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.
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 Fresno, California
Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Fresno County or the surrounding region may do so by contacting the Fresno County Children and Family Services or one of the licensed agencies listed below:
- Fresno County Children and Family Services
- Better Life Children’s Services
- Family Builders Foster Care
The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in California, the courthouse in Fresno County where the matter will be filed and heard is the B. F. Sisk Courthouse.
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