Considering adoption in or near the Santa Ana, Orange County area? Below you will find local adoption agency resources and information about qualifying and getting started.

If you are pregnant, in the Santa Ana area, and considering adoption for your baby, resources and information about Pregnancy Resource Centers, Pregnancy Clinics/Family Planning providers, and hospitals in Santa Ana and the central Orange County region are also included.

Additional resources for expectant mothers and prospective adoptive parents throughout the entire state of California may be found on our California State Page.

Completing the Home Study in Santa and the Orange County Area

Most who wish to adopt a baby first undergo a home study which is completed by a licensed child-placing agency. Here are some legally qualified home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in or near Santa Ana:

  • 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 The Santa Ana, Orange 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 Orange County or the surrounding region may do so by contacting the Orange County Social Services Agency (“OCSSA”), 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. Two of the Pregnancy Resource Centers (or Crisis Pregnancy Centers) located in or near to Santa Ana in Orange County, California are:

Pregnancy 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. Two Orange County pregnancy clinics located in or near to Santa Ana in Orange County that provide affordable pre-natal care and are Federally Qualified Health Care (“FQHC”) providers under the Affordable Care Act are:

Hospitals in Santa Ana and The Surrounding Orange County Area

Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital arrangements when an adoption is planned. Contact information for hospitals in Santa Ana and the surrounding Orange County region is listed below:

Legal Considerations

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.

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 Orange County where it will be filed and heard is:

Local Attractions

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