If you are considering adopting, placing your baby for adoption, or becoming a foster parent in Sacramento, California, you will find information regarding home study providers, local agencies, foster care resources, hospitals, and county courts below. If you are unsure whether you want to be an Adoptive or Foster Parent, check out our Foster Care vs Adopting page to see what fits you best. Other additional resources can be found on our California Adoption page.

Completing the Home Study in Sacramento

Every adoption requires a home study. The purpose of a home study is to evaluate the suitability and capability of prospective Adoptive Parents. It generally includes questions about family history, health & financial information, and personal background. The following is a list of home study providers/adoption agencies in the Sacramento area:

  • Family Connections Christian Adoptions
  • 916-568-5966
  • "We are a state-licensed, Hague-accredited, full-service adoption agency with six locations throughout California. FCCA focuses on placing the waiting children of the world into loving, forever families. This includes children in foster care in California; children in overseas orphanages; and children whose birth parents wish to make a voluntary adoption plan. The agency also provides assistance to many legal guardians and foster parents who wish to adopt.”
  • Koinonia Family Services
  • 916-369-5585
  • "Our mission is to provide the highest quality treatment foster care, adoption and family service programs available for children, youth and their families whose special needs can be met through services delivered, supervised and supported by professional agency staff.”
  • Sierra Forever Families
  • 916-368-5114
  • "Sierra Forever Families is a private, nonprofit agency that facilitates the development of forever families by making the best possible connections between children and families. We know that adoption is a very personal and emotional process for all involved, and our goal is to equip children and parents for success.”

Sacramento Adoption Agencies

Interested in adopting a baby? Here are several more local adoption agencies:

Foster Care Resources

In the United States alone, there are over 400,000 children in foster care waiting to be adopted. For more information about Foster Care Adoption in Sacramento, you can contact these local foster care resources:

  • A Brighter Childhood
  • 916-424-2216
  • "ABC strives to be recognized as the example of high standards, education and well-trained foster parents with the passion and skill required to understand each child's experiences while ensuring a safe and caring home.”
  • Alternative Family Services
  • 916-254-5200
  • "The Mission of Alternative Family Services is to support vulnerable children and families in need of stability, safety, and wellbeing in communities.”
  • FosterHope Sacramento
  • 916-737-1481
  • "FosterHope Sacramento is a non-profit California foster family agency providing professional foster care for children in the greater Sacramento Valley region. FosterHope Sacramento annually serves more than 250 young people in foster care. Our vision is to provide these children with safe, healing and loving homes.”
  • New Horizon’s Foster Family
  • 916-739-0100
  • "New Horizons will train foster families to help the children with separation, loss, and attachment issues in order to give children the best possible chance of growing up in a family. New Horizons will implement an individual service plan to meet the need for each child whether the child’s plan includes shelter care, reunification, long term foster care, adoption, or emancipation.”
  • Welcome Home Foster Family Agency
  • 916-564-5074
  • "The primary goal of Welcome Home FFA, for the foster children placed under our care, is to provide permanency either through reunification with a member of their birth family, preferably their birth parents, adoption, guardianship, or establishing lifelong connections for these children.”

Hospitals in Sacramento

Adoptive Parents and Expectant Mothers will need to prepare a Foster Care Adoption that will meet all their hopes and needs. Finding the right hospital with the right staff will ensure a comfortable stay when welcoming their new baby. Learn more about What Happens At The Hospital Before, During & After The Birth. Below is a list of hospitals in Sacramento:

County Courts

A finalization hearing is required to complete the adoption process. The following is a list of county courts in and near the Sacramento area:

  • Placer County
  • 916-408-6000
  • 10820 Justice Center Drive, Roseville CA 95678

Local Attractions

While you’re in Sacramento, be sure to check out their local attractions. From historic museums and parks to magnificent architecture, Sacramento offers top attractions that will be sure to catch your attention. See more local attractions below: