Considering adoption in or near the Irvine, Orange County area? Below you will find local agency resources and information about qualifying and getting started.
If you are pregnant, in the Irvine area, and considering adoption for your baby, included are resources and information about Pregnancy Resource Centers, Pregnancy Clinics/Family Planning providers, and hospitals in Irvine and the central and south Orange County areas.
Additional resources for expectant mothers and prospective adoptive parents throughout the state of California may be found on our California State page.
Completing the Home Study in Irvine and the Irvine, Orange 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 Irvine or the surrounding area:
AAC – Alpha Adoption Centers
877-955-2122With 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
949-496-9430Hope 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.
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.
Vista Del Mar
310-836-1223We 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 The Irvine, Orange County Area
Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Orange County or the surrounding region may do so by contacting the Orange County Social Services Agency (“OCSSA”), or one of the licensed child-placing foster-care agencies listed below:
Orange County Social Services Agency (OCSSA)
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. The Pregnancy Resource Centers (or Crisis Pregnancy Centers) located in Orange County near to Irvine, California are:
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. Orange County has a few clinics located near to Irvine that provide pre-natal care:
- Camino Health Center
- Clinica San Andreas Medical Group
- Laguna Beach Free Clinic
- Obria Medical Clinics
Hospitals in Irvine And The Surrounding Orange 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 Irvine and the surrounding Orange County region is listed below:
Hoag Hospital Irvine
16200 Sand Canyon Ave.Irvine, CA 92618(949) 764-4624
Kaiser Permanente Orange County - Irvine Medical Center
6640 Alton Pkwy.Irvine, CA 92618(949) 932-5000
Saddleback Memorial Hospital – Memorial Care Health System
24451 Health Center DriveLaguna Hills, CA 92653(949) 837-4500
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 Orange County where it will be filed and heard is:
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