Welcome to Adoption Network’s Irvine, California resources page. Here you will find information relevant to anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy, hoping to adopt a baby, or trying to find the perfect family for their baby around Irvine. This guide provides home study resources, adoption agencies, foster care resources, legal information, and hospitals in Irvine, California.

Additional information can be found on our California State page.

Completing the Home Study in Irvine

For adoptive parents, a home study is required. This process helps ensure that every baby placed for adoption finds the right home.

To get started, or just to gather more information, visit our home study page or contact a home study provider in your area:

  • Life Adoption Services
  • (714) 838-5433
  • 440 W Main St, Tustin, CA 92780
  • “Life Adoption Services, Inc. is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3), CA Licensed, Full Service Domestic and International Adoption Agency. We provide Domestic Adoption, International Adoption, Homestudy, Post Placement, and ICPC services to our California families and International adoption placement services to US citizens living in any US state or abroad.”
  • Kinship Center
  • (714) 957-1004
  • 18302 Irvine Blvd #300, Tustin, CA 92780
  • “A home study (family assessment), which includes documentation, criminal background checks, references, interviews, and parent education, typically takes three to six months before a child or sibling group is placed in the home. There is no specific income requirement, and it is not necessary to own your own home. Kinship Center is particularly noted for its in-depth parent preparation, education and support. Parents are offered extensive educational resources to prepare them for the parenting journey, including skills training by expert trainers, a video library with DVD’s produced in Kinship Center’s own studios, and a wide range of recommended reading materials.”
  • AAC – Alpha Adoption Centers
  • 951-369-5282
  • 5053 La Mart Drive, Suite 107 Riverside, CA 92507
  • “The homestudy is the foundation of all child adoptions, and is required in every state and country. It is a written, comprehensive assessment of the adoptive family. Having your homestudy completed by a reputable, licensed agency with experienced professional staff is critical to your process going smoothly.
    Alpha has been performing various types of home studies for over 25 years. We know what documentation is expected and required. We get it right the 1st time!”
  • Nightlight Christian Adoptions
  • (714) 693-5437
  • 1528 Brookhollow Dr. #100 Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • “Nightlight is committed to providing you with excellent educational programs and guidance to prepare you to be knowledgeable and loving parents. Our intent is to give you the tools to parent an adopted child who may have unique and special needs. The home study will be tailored for the type of adoption you are entering: embryo, infant or older child domestic, foster-to-adopt, and international.”

Irvine Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals

When you are ready to begin the adoption process, you will likely need to work with an adoption professional to receive the services and support you need to complete the adoption. Visit our website for guidance and professional aid. Some adoptive families and birth parents prefer to work with a local or regional adoption agency. The following adoption agencies have locations in Irvine and can ensure that you meet all California requirements as you move through the adoption process:

  • Life Adoption Services
  • (714) 838-5433
  • 440 W Main St, Tustin, CA 92780
  • “Life Adoption Services, Inc. is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3), CA Licensed, Full Service Domestic and International Adoption Agency. We provide Domestic Adoption, International Adoption, Homestudy, Post Placement, and ICPC services to our California families and International adoption placement services to US citizens living in any US state or abroad.”
  • A is 4 Adoption
  • (866) 569-2229
  • 151 Kalmus Drive Suite D-220, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • “A is 4 Adoption has successfully facilitated hundreds of adoptions of healthy babies over the years. Our passion and love for uniting families and caring for birth mothers has allowed us to provide the kind of services you’ve been searching for. With the personal attention we believe is so necessary yet often overlooked.”

Become a Foster Parent in Irvine

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent in Irvine, contact any of the following regional agencies.

  • Beta Foster Care
  • (949) 600-7722
  • 23276 S Pointe Dr Suite 213, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
  • “Established in Orange County, California, Beta Foster Care was incorporated in 1988 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency tasked with providing private foster family placement for children in Orange County who have been removed from their parents' custody due to abuse and neglect.”
  • ABC Foster Family Agency
  • (714) 545-2046
  • 1520 Brookhollow Dr # 35, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • “Making Dreams Come True! Foster parents can turn tragedy into beautiful dreams for thousands of Southland babies and children. These children are all victims; victims of their mother's prenatal drug abuse, victims of physical or sexual abuse, defenseless victims of the adults in their lives.”
  • Orangewood Foundation
  • (714) 619-0200
  • 1575 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • “We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and one of the leading providers of services to current and former foster youth. Our mission is to prepare foster and community youth to reach their greatest potential. We help almost 2,000 foster and community youth annually prepare for independent adulthood.”
  • Families Forward
  • (949) 552-2727
  • 8 Thomas, Irvine, CA 92618
  • “Families Forward exists to help families in need achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through housing, food, counseling, education, and other support services.”

Hospitals in Irvine

Adoptive parents and expectant mothers must create a hospital plan to ensure that the desires and rights of all parties are respected. You will work with your adoption professional and your delivery hospital to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Here are some hospitals near you to contact and get started with.

Legal Considerations

Read up on adoption laws and regulations within both the United States and California. Visit the Adoption Network Resource Center to learn more and connect with legal professionals. You may also visit California Adoption Laws for more information.

Contact your local courthouse below for additional help.

Local Attractions

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