Considering adoption in or near the Riverside area? Below you will find local agency resources and information about qualifying and getting started in Riverside County, California.
If you are pregnant, in the Riverside area, and considering adoption for your baby, included are resources and information about Pregnancy Resource Centers, Pregnancy Clinics/Family Planning providers, and hospitals in Riverside and the surrounding area of Riverside County.
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 Riverside and the Riverside 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. The following is a list of home study providers/adoption agencies licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in Riverside or the surrounding Riverside County 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 Riverside 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 Riverside County or the surrounding region may do so by contacting the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services, or one of the licensed child-placing foster-care agencies listed below:
Riverside County Department of Public Social Services
- AAC-Alpha Adoption Centers
- Children’s Bureau
- Extraordinary Families
- Hope 4 Kids
- Olive Crest
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 Riverside County are:
Hospitals Serving Riverside And The Surrounding Riverside 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 Riverside and serving the surrounding Riverside County region is listed below:
Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center
951-688-22113865 Jackson St.Riverside, CA 92503
Riverside Community Hospital
951-788-30004445 Magnolia Ave.Riverside, CA 92501
Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center
951-353-200010800 Magnolia AveRiverside, CA 92505
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 Riverside County where the most adoptions are filed and heard is:
(Adoptions for those who live in some of the more remote areas of Riverside County may be filed at select other branch locations of the Riverside county Superior Court.)
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