Considering adoption in or near San Francisco or the San Francisco County area? Below you will find local agency resources and information about qualifying and getting started.
If you are pregnant, in the San Francisco area, and considering adoption for your baby, included are resources and information about Pregnancy Resource Centers, Pregnancy Clinics/Family Planning providers, and hospitals in San Francisco and serving the San Francisco County area.
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 San Francisco and the San Francisco 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. Here are some legally qualified home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in San Francisco or the surrounding San Francisco County area:
415-934-0300Our staff is committed to providing professional, comprehensive services with an emphasis on meeting and responding to the needs of our culturally diverse community while reflecting the changing adoption environment and providing continuous quality improvement, compassion and generosity.
The Family Network, Inc.
916-480-1101The 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.
Become A Foster Parent In San Francisco or the San Francisco 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 San Francisco County or the surrounding region may do so by contacting the City and County of San Francisco Human Services Agency, or one of the licensed child-placing foster-care agencies listed below:
- City and County of San Francisco Human Services Agency
- Koinonia Adoption Services
- Lilliput Families
- Seneca Family of Agencies
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 San Francisco and serving San Francisco County, California are:
- Alpha Pregnancy Center
- New Generation Health Center
- San Francisco Health Network
- Support Circle Pregnancy Clinics
- Women’s Community Clinic
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. San Francisco has several low cost and free clinics that provide prenatal care:
Hospitals In San Francisco Serving the San Francisco County Area
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. Hospitals in San Francisco and serving the surrounding San Francisco County region are listed below:
- California Pacific Medical Center
- Kaiser Permanente
- UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay
- Zuckerberg San Francisco General
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 San Francisco County where the matter will be filed and heard is:
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