Welcome to Adoption Network’s Santa Ana resources page. Here you will find information relevant to anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy, hoping to adopt a baby, or trying to find the perfect family for their baby around Santa Ana. This guide provides home study resources, adoption agencies, foster care resources, legal information, and hospitals in Santa Ana, California.

Additional information can be found on our California State Page.

Completing the Home Study in Santa Ana

For adoptive parents, a home study is required. This process helps ensure that every baby placed for adoption finds the right home.

To get started, or just to gather more information, visit our home study page or contact a home study provider in your area:

In Santa Ana:

  • Abby’s One True Gift
  • Sherry Gimple - 714-979-2365
  • [email protected]
  • “At Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions, we hope to provide potential adoptive families with the information they need during the adoption process. It can be a difficult path and our goal is to make it as easy as possible. Home study requirements are in place with the express purpose of ensuring the best interests of an adopted child. They can be used to prepare a potential adoptive family for raising an adopted child, and to rule out any that may be unfit to become parents.”
  • Nightlight Adoptions
  • (714) 693-5437
  • 1528 Brookhollow Dr., Suite 100 Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • “Nightlight’s California Office provides Domestic, International and Embryo Adoption services, including adoption home study services for Southern California residents in Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.”
  • Koinonia Family Services
  • (661) 833-4483   Emergency: (866) 223-1983
  • 4600 American Avenue, East Suite 101, Bakersfield, CA 93309
  • “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.”

In California:

  • The Family Network, Inc.
  • 831-462-8954
  • “The Family Network is currently licensed in the State of California for domestic, international and embryo adoption services. These services include: adoption homestudies, relinquishment of parental rights, interstate compact agreements and administration, post placement reports, agency court work, coordination with placing agencies, and coordination with immigration.”
  • Lilliput Children’s Services
  • 800-325-5359
  • “Our programs and initiatives provide a strong foundation for children and their families, and ensure that children who enter the foster care system are placed with lifelong families as quickly as possible.”

Santa Ana Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals

When you are ready to begin the adoption process, you will likely need to work with an adoption professional to receive the services and support you need to complete the adoption. Some adoptive families and birth parents prefer to work with a local or regional adoption agency. The following adoption agencies have locations in Santa Ana and can ensure that you meet all California requirements as you move through the adoption process:

  • Koinonia Family Services
  • (714) 777-5540
  • 2101 E 4th St A-230, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • “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.”
  • Nightlight Adoptions
  • (714) 693-5437
  • 1528 Brookhollow Dr., Suite 100 Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • “Nightlight’s California Office provides Domestic, International and Embryo Adoption services, including adoption home study services for Southern California residents in Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.”

Become a Foster Parent in Santa Ana

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent in Santa Ana, contact any of the following regional agencies.

  • Orangewood Foundation
  • (714) 619-0200
  • 1575 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • “We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and one of the leading providers of services to current and former foster youth. Our mission is to prepare foster and community youth to reach their greatest potential. We help almost 2,000 foster and community youth annually prepare for independent adulthood.”
  • ABC Foster Family Agency
  • (714) 545-2046
  • 1520 Brookhollow Dr # 35, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • “ABC-Foster Family Agency (ABC-FFA) is a private, non-profit community service agency dedicated to improving the quality of life for abused, abandoned, and neglected babies, toddlers, preschool and school-aged children. Foster parents certified by ABC Foster Family Agency are provided with valuable support and resource information. Our Social Workers are available for assistance. ABC-FFA Social Workers visit each Foster Child in the home at least 3 times per month. ABC-FFA provides monthly trainings on topics relevant and crucial to foster care. ABC-FFA is dedicated to making families successful.”

Hospitals in Santa Ana

Adoptive parents and expectant mothers must create a hospital plan to ensure that the desires and rights of all parties are respected. You will work with your adoption professional and your delivery hospital to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Here are some hospitals near you to contact and get started with.

Legal Considerations

Read up on adoption laws and regulations within both the United States and California. 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.

Below is contact information of the Superior Court of Orange County who you may contact for additional help.

Local Attractions

Spending time in Santa Ana? Be sure to check out these fun spots!