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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Stockton, California
This page provides adoption information to those who live in Stockton, California or in the San Joaquin County region. If you are considering putting your baby up for adoption, we have gathered information about Pregnancy Resource Centers/Crisis Pregnancy Centers to assist you to confirm your pregnancy, clinics where you may get prenatal care, and a list of hospitals with birthing centers.
For those in San Joaquin County who wish to adopt a baby, further below on this page you will find home study agency resources and helpful information to assist you with the adoption process.
Additional resources for expectant mothers and prospective adoptive parents in other areas throughout the state of California may be found on our California State Page.
Pregnancy Resource Centers in Stockton or San Joaquin County, California
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. Many 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. There are two Pregnancy Resource Centers serving Stockton, California and the San Joaquin County area:
Pregnancy Clinics in Stockton and San Joaquin County, California
Pregnancy Clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most aspects of prenatal care and family planning. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives. The provider of affordable prenatal care in Stockton and throughout San Joaquin County is:
Information about health coverage for pregnancy care is available for women in Stockton with limited financial resources is provided at Covered California.
Hospitals Serving Stockton, California
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Stockton, California and the surrounding region that offer birthing centers are:
- San Joaquin General Hospital
- St. Joseph’s Medical Center
- Sutter Tracy Community Hospital Family Birth Center
Completing the Home Study in Stockton and San Joaquin County, California
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 and financial information, and personal background. Check out the List of Expected Adoption Home Study Questions on our page. Here are some home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in the Stockton, California 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 Stockton, California
Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in San Joaquin County or the surrounding region may do so by contacting the San Joaquin County Human Services Agency or one of the licensed agencies listed below:
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 Joaquin County where the matter will be filed and heard is the Stockton Courthouse
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