Our use of the terms “putting up” or “giving up” does not reflect how we feel about adoptive placement. These terms remain the most widely used search terms for those who are considering adoption for their baby, and we wish to reach all who seek this important information.
Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Los Angeles
This page provides adoption information to those considering adoption who live in Los Angeles, California or in the Los Angeles County region. If you are thinking of 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles
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.
Pregnancy Clinics and Low Cost Clinics in Los Angeles
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 Los Angeles and throughout Los Angeles County:
Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in San Diego with limited financial resources is provided at Covered California.
Hospitals in Los Angeles
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Los Angeles and the surrounding region that offer Birthing Centers are:
The BirthPlace Santa Monica
The BirthPlace Westwood
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Centinela Hospital Medical Center
Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center
East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital
West Hills Hospital and Medical Center
White Memorial Medical Center
Completing the Home Study in Los Angeles
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 legally qualified home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in the Los Angeles area:
AAC – Alpha Adoption Centers
With 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
Hope 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.
The 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
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 Los Angeles
Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Los Angeles County or the surrounding region may do so by contacting the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services or one of the licensed agencies listed below:
The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in California, the courthouse in Los Angeles County where the adoption matter will be filed and heard is the
Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court in Monterey Park.
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