Are you in the Oxnard, Ventura County, California area and hoping to adopt or considering placing your baby for adoption? Below you will find information regarding home study providers, local agencies, foster care resources, hospitals, and county courts. For additional resources, visit our California Adoption Page.

Completing the Home Study in Oxnard

One of the most important aspects of the adoption process is the a 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. There are certain Adoption Home Study Requirements for each state. It generally includes questions about family history, health & financial information, and personal background. Check out the List of Expected Adoption Home Study Questions on our page. The following is a list of home study providers/adoption agencies in & near the Oxnard area:

  • 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 Oxnard or the Ventura 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 Ventura County or the surrounding region may do so by contacting the County of Ventura Human Services Agency, or one of the licensed child-placing foster-care agencies listed below:

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 Oxnard and Ventura County are:

Pregnancy Clinics and Low Cost Clinics

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. Some clinics that serve Ventura County are:

Hospitals Serving Oxnard And The Surrounding Oxnard 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 located in or near to Oxnard and serving the surrounding Ventura County region is listed below:

County Court

The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in California, the courthouse in Ventura County where adoptions are filed and heard is:

Local Attractions

Oxnard, California offers a variety of local attractions. There are several museums to choose from, the most famous ones are the Channel Islands Maritime Museum and the Mullin Automotive Museum. If you enjoy wine, Oxnard offers the Herzog Wine Cellars. From beaches, parks, and trails, these sites will be sure to keep you amazed and entertained. See more local attractions below: