If you are considering adopting, placing your baby for adoption, or becoming a foster parent in the Stockton, California area, you will find information regarding local home study providers, adoption agencies, foster care resources, hospitals, and county courts below. Other additional resources can be found on our California Adoption guide.

Completing the Home Study in Stockton

Every adoption requires a home study, and every state has home study requirements. It is one of the most important aspects of the adoption process. Its purpose is to assess 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 near Stockton:

  • Family Connections Christian Adoptions
  • 209-524-8844
  • “Family Connections Christian Adoptions exists to assist the waiting children of the world into loving, permanent families. As a living expression of our love for Jesus Christ, we are committed to providing quality adoption services to children everywhere in need of forever homes, and to every family who welcomes them.”
  • Human Services Agency of San Joaquin County
  • 209-468-1000
  • “Our mission is to lead in the creation and delivery of services that improve the quality of life for our community. We focus on providing benefits and services to families in need.”
  • Share Homes Family Services
  • 209-334-6376
  • “It is the mission of Share Homes Family Services to enhance the lives of children by assisting parents through the adoption and foster care process, supervised visitation, counseling and parenting classes with the continued goal of protecting children at all times.”

Stockton Adoption Agencies

Like the home study, there are several basic adoption requirements all Adoptive Parents will need to know. Check out 5 things to know (and do) before you adopt. If you are interested in adopting a baby or placing your baby for adoption, here are several more local adoption agencies willing to work with you:

Foster Care Resources

Is Foster Adoption right for you? Contact these local foster care resources in Stockton to see if becoming a Foster Parent is in your best interest.

  • Aspiranet
  • 209-478-9862
  • “Aspiranet envisions a world in which all children and youth are loved and cared for and all families have the resources to thrive.”
  • Family Extension Foster Care
  • 209-956-9595
  • “To create a safe, healthy and stable environment that is conducive to positive, lasting change for the at-risk children in our care.”
  • Foster Family Services
  • 209-210-7400
  • “Through a combination of caring parents, well-trained and motivated social workers, and a network of community resources, we strive to see every child in our care return home or emancipate in healthier conditions then when they came to us.”
  • Parents by Choice
  • 209-478-4554
  • “Our mission: To bring hope and healing to children and their families.”

Hospitals in Stockton

Birth Mothers and Adoptive Parents will need to prepare a hospital plan that will meet all their hopes and needs. Learn more about expenses and the effects of adoption on Birth Mothers on our page. Finding the right hospital with the right staff will ensure a comfortable stay when welcoming their new baby. Below is a list of hospitals in Stockton:

County Courts

To complete the adoption process, a finalization hearing is required. The following is a list of county courts in and near the Stockton area:

  • Alameda County
  • 510-690-2700
  • Hayward Hall of Justice, 24405 Amador Street, Hayward, CA 94544
  • Calaveras County
  • 209-754-9800
  • Calaveras Superior Court, 400 Government Center Drive, San Andreas, CA 95249-9794
  • Sacramento County
  • 916-875-3400
  • William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse, 3341 Power Inn Road, Sacramento, CA 95826
  • San Joaquin County
  • 209-992-5690
  • Superior Court of California – San Joaquin, 180 E Weber Ave 4th Floor, Stockton, CA 95202
  • Solano County
  • 707-207-7340
  • Superior Court of California – San Joaquin, 180 E Weber Ave 4th Floor, Stockton, CA 95202

Local Attractions

Stockton, California offers a variety of local attractions. If you are a fan of sports, you can visit the Stockton Arena, or the Banner Island Ballpark. From theatres, museums and temples, these sites will be sure to keep you amazed and entertained. There are many interesting sites to choose from. See more local attractions below: