California Adoption Information

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Adopting in California

Agency adoptions in California can be done by licensed public or private agencies. The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) also places children for adoption. In order for the agency to place a child for adoption, the child's birth parents must have their parental rights terminated. A court can terminate rights and parents can relinquish their own rights to their child.

The CDSS helps birth parents who choose to place their child for adoption. They also help those families who want to adopt a child. They provide information and assistance to all families involved in the adoption process.

When an individual chooses to work with an adoption agency, they must realize that some birth parents want to pick the adoptive family that will be adopting their child. Some birth parents will choose the adoptive parents and place their name on the relinquishment document.

Other birth parents will not designate who the adoptive parents are to be. In this case, the birth parent does not add a name to the relinquishment document. The agency then has the responsibility to choose the adoptive parents for the child.

The agency will attempt to get as much information on the child as they can, so that they can make the best decision for the child, concerning which family to place the child with. The agency will look at the child's needs and medical background when considering their decision.

Some birth parents do not want to lose contact with the child, after placing them for adoption. This is also true for some of the child's birth relatives. California adoption law allows birth parents or birth relatives to enter into a Post-Adoption Contact Agreement with the adoptive parents. This Agreement is subject to court approval. In this agreement, birth parents or birth relatives may request to receive information about the child in the future. They may also request to have contact with the child.

Agency adoptions are not the only way to adopt in California. Those looking to adopt may know of some one who is having a baby and is planning to place the baby for adoption. In these circumstances, the family and the birthmother can do an independent adoption with the help of an Adoption Service Provider (ASP). The ASP will provide the documents needed to sign, so that the adoption can be legalized in California.

Some adoptive families choose to adopt children who are found in other countries. Inter-Country adoption requires the adoptive parents to complete and submit the I-600A form. This form is called “Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition”. When the family has found the child they will be adopting, then they must also fill out the I-600 form called “Petition to Classify an Orphan as an Immediate Relative”.

Inter-Country adoption agencies will guide the adoptive parents in the process of finding and adopting a child from another country.

Unplanned Pregnancy

If you are pregnant and considering adoption, visit the Adoption Directory to speak with a caring professional in California.You can also view profiles of hopeful adoptive couples near California, provided as a service of ParentProfiles.com.

Children Waiting for Adoption in California

Are you ready to be a parent? There are tens of thousands of children in the United States foster system and many more available children worldwide. There are many children in California who are hoping to be adopted.

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Guest - 6 days ago
GO TO ALL BAD THINGS DHS / SOCIAL WORKER DO TO PEOPLE INOCENT AND FAMILY'S AND THE NONE INOCENT ,THEY STACK HARAS PEOPLE TRY TO HARM ME GET ME BEAT DOWN TWICE AND TYED TO GET ME KILLED,FROM SHERDAIN SMITH,= CHAPLLIN,GO TO KID'S KILLED BY DHS WORKER AND THEN DO SEARCH ON BABY KILLED BY SOCIAL SERVICE WORKER'S,A SEPRET SEACRH PN SOCIAL SERVIE WORKER YU TUBE ABUSE TO KID'S,RAPE,MOLESTATION,STARVATION,DHS NEGLECTING KID'S THEY HAVE KILLED THOUSANDS OF INOCENT PEOPLE FAMILY'S THERE KID'S BABY EVEN THE GOVEMENT ON ALL THIS THE SENIT,THE JUDGE'S THE LAWYER'S THEY SET UP SAY STATE PAY FOR YOU AN ATTOURNEY THAT IS COURT REPUSENTED WILL MESS YOUR FAMILY UP AND LIFW GET AN ATTOURNEY A.S.A.P INSEAD DONT OPEN YOUR DOOOR DO BE HOME THERE WATCH WHO YOU TALK TO AND TRUST EVEN YOUR OWN FAMILY. #1
Guest - 6 days ago
CORRUPTED CPS SOCIAL WORKER 1 month ago EXSPOSING CPS CORRUTION. …CORRUPTED CPS SOCIAL WORKER CPS CORRUPTION EXPOSED •1 month ago •5,627 views …EXPOSING CPS CORRUPTION KIDNAPPING IN MODERN 21st CENTURY. Watch as we uncover …CORRUPTED CPS SOCIAL WORKER CPS CORRUPTION EXPOSED •1 month ago •5,627 views …EXPOSING CPS CORRUPTION KIDNAPPING IN MODERN 21st CENTURY. Watch as we uncover …CORRUPTED CPS SOCIAL WORKER CPS CORRUPTION EXPOSED •1 month ago •5,627 views …EXPOSING CPS CORRUPTION KIDNAPPING IN MODERN 21st CENTURY. Watch as we un …CORRUPTED CPS SOCIAL WORKER CPS CORRUPTION EXPOSED •1 month ago •5,627 views …EXPOSING CPS CORRUPTION KIDNAPPING IN MODERN 21st CENTURY. Watch as we un …CORRUPTED CPS SOCIAL WORKER CPS CORRUPTION EXPOSED •1 month ago •5,627 views …EXPOSING CPS CORRUPTION KIDNAPPING IN MODERN 21st CENTURY. Watch as we un #2
Guest - 6 days ago
…CPS Juvenile Court Social Service Criminal Network mamasuntwinkle .15:10 CPS False Allegations, Altered Files Confirmed - OIG, News32 Investigations P1-3 2006-07 . .4:23 CPS Stalking, Orders For Babies, Forced Adoption, Fraud, Confirmed: OIG, News32 2007 . •View full playlist (155 videos) 155 videos …CPS Juvenile Court Social Service Criminal Network mamasuntwinkle .15:10 CPS False Allegations, Altered Files Confirmed - OIG, News32 Investigations P1-3 2006-07 . .4:23 CPS Stalking, Orders For Babies, Forced Adoption, Fraud, Confirmed: OIG, News32 2007 . •View full playlist (155 videos) . . 4:23 …CPS Stalking, Orders For Babies, Forced Adoption, Fraud, Confirmed: OIG, News32 2007 mamasuntwinkle •6 years ago •81,671 views …Part 4. 2007. Office of Inspector General News32 Investigations. Social worker whistle 155 videos …CPS Juvenile Court Social Service Criminal Network mamasuntwinkle .15:10 CPS False Allegations, Altered Fi #3
Guest - 6 days ago
15:10 15:10 you tube CPS FALSE ALLEGATIONS,ALTERED FILES COMFIRMED.OIG NEWS.32.... …CPS False Allegations, Altered Files Confirmed - OIG, News32 Investigations P1-3 2006-07 mamasuntwinkle •4 years ago •38,747 views …Oct 2006. P1-3. Inspector General Report: State Unjustly Terminates 15:10 …CPS False Allegations, Altered Files Confirmed - OIG, News32 Investigations P1-3 2006-07 mamasuntwinkle •4 years ago •38,747 views …Oct 2006. P1-3. Inspector General Report: State Unjustly Terminates …CPS False Allegations, Altered Files Confirmed - OIG, News32 Investigations P1-3 2006-07 mamasuntwinkle •4 years ago •38,747 views …Oct 2006. P1-3. Inspector General Report: State Unjustly Terminates 3:26 / 5:14 . . New World Order / Illuminati / Fema / RFID Chips hacker95242 • 1/201 videos . . ▶ . … #4
Guest - 6 days ago
THE ATTOUNEY,THE JUGE'S THE GOVEMENT FAMILY TIE'S UNDER SMITH,JONES,WALTER'S,BROWN,JUSTICE,MOORE,IN CONGRESS AND SEVERAL OTHE HIGH OFFICAL JOB'S ,AND GROUP AND ORGANIZED,ORGANIZATIONN,HELPING HIM DO ALL THIS I BELEAVE OVER PAST, ON MY SELF,THERE REPEATIVE REFUSAL TO ALLOW ME TO BETTER MY SELF MY LIFE MY REPUTATION,AND THE RIGHT TO LIVE,AND BE SAFE.THAT JAMES EDWIN JUSTICE, II, := SMITH HAS PICKED UP OUR SON EUSIBUS THE WRONG WAY ON BATH TIME BY HOLDING THE BABY'S ARM'S STRAIGT UP DAGLING IN THE AIR NOT UNDER THE PIT AREA,HE ALMOST PULLED HIS ARM'S OUT OF SOCKET,HE HAD PHYSICALY BEAT ME AND THEATED TO USE A CROW BAR ON ME A KNIFE HE HAS BEEN TO JAIL AND PRISON AND THE REAT OF THE NAMES METIONED OF LAST NAMES OF HIS FAMILY IN THE CALIFORNA SOCIAL SERVICES,MICHEAL CARL SMITH HAS DONE SOMETHING TO A KID TO,AND NEAL OLIVER SITH AS KNOW AS BARBEAU NO COUSTOY PARENTAL RIGHT'S TERMINATED ON NEAL OLVER SMITH B/ BARBEAU,HIS FIRST MARRIGE.I FEEL DEEPLY VICTOMIZED #5
Guest - 6 days ago
AND JAMES EDWIN JUSICE : / SMITH , LAST NAME LIVED IN CALIFORNA PROBLY BEFORE WE MEET,A SOCIAL SERVICE WORKER PROBLY HIM HIS FAMILY ADOPTED OUR KIS THOUGH CALIFOENA OR OTHE SEVERAL STATES IN AMERICA BURNED EUSIBIS PHARIEL MOSES JUSTICE ,OUR SON WITH A CIGET,HE PUT OUR SON IN A PLAY PIN WITH A SIDE OF A CRIB,CHAIRS ON TOP OFF IT A PIT BULL INSIDE IT WITH A HOT DOG WITH OUR SON IN IT,I HADTOLD THE DHS OF OKLHOMA ABOUT THIS AND WV WHERE HE LIED SAID I DID THIS WHEN I DID NOT,HEALSOHAS SLAPED OR KID'S,TRYED TO SOFER CATE OUR KID'S,KINGTO MCSANE JUSTICE WAS ONE,HE HAS ALSO PULLED THERE HAIR HE HAS PICKED UP KINGSTON MC SHANE BY HIS SIDE ,CHIN ,THROUGH HIM DOWN AS HARD AS HE COULD ON OUR BED,HE ALLOWED KIGGSTO TO GET AHOLD OF WALL PUTTY AND AMONYA ,AND INJESTED IT ,I GAVE OKLAHOMA DHS A LETTER WRITEN SIGNED STATEMENT MY COMPLAINT'SON JAMES EDWIN JUSTICE,- SMITH,BUT I HAVE RASON TO BELEAVE THEY NEVER FIELD IT,BECAUSE JAMES EDWIN JUSTICE ii,GOT DHS WORKER'HIS WHOLE FAMILY,PEOPLE,COURT'S #6
Guest - 6 days ago
…Family attacked by DHS social worker for demanding medical help of child with mental illness. MaNpa Phebus •2 years ago •2,713 views …Video 1 of 3. This video was taken on 8-31-2014 at the Randal children's hospital in Portland Oregon. Myse #7
Guest - 6 days ago
A SMITH IS ALSO WORKING IN OKLAHOMA MUSKOGEE COUNTY MUSKOGEE CITY POST OFFICE I AM REQWETING AND DEMANDING AN INVESTIGATION BE OPENED ON THIS BECAUSE I HAD A ORDER FOR VISIT' CALL'S AND COUSTOCY THE DHS ,IN OKLHAMOA,ANDWV ARE VILATEING HAVE TERMINATED MY PARENTAL RIGHT'S COUSTODY TO MY KID'S PROBLY ADOPTED THENM IN TH SMITH,JUSTICE,MORE,CHAPMAN,BROWN,WALTERS NAME EVEN. AND JAMES HAD DRUGS DHS IN WV FOUND ON FLLOR AS KNOW IN THOSE LAST NAME TO JAMES EDWIN JUSTICE II,HIS FATHER MOTHER BING A CHILD MOLESTER,AGNESS JEAN JUSTICE,JAMES JUSTICE II IS OR MAY BE STILL LIVEING POSIBLY IN FLODA,CHILD MOLESTER ABUSER WV AND OKLAHOMA TERMINATED THERE GRAND PARENT,RIGHT'S FOR NEGLECT,THEY HA FESES ON THE WALL YERN IN A BOWL THEY HAD THE KID IN A BASSMENT WHEN DHS FOUND THEM,THEY MAY HAD LOOKED THEM IN THE BASEMENT FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME,THAT DHS ON OKLAHOMA AND WV HAD PAPER WORK FIED IN THE FAMILY COURT ON BOTH OF THEM FOR CHILD MOLESTATION,INOPROPIET TOUCHING; #8
Guest - 6 days ago
MY BEST ADCVICE TO ALL PEOPLE AMEICAN'S AND WORLD WIDE BE CAREFUL OF CORUPTED SOCIAL SERVICE,/DHS WORKER'S CORRUPTED GOVERMENT MAKEING PROFIT OF OU KID'S BABY'S,OUR EGG',OUR SPERM,BABY PARTS FROM ABOTION'S.,BLACKMARKETING/CORRUPTION. #9
Guest - 6 days ago
THAT DHS IS ALSO PAYING DOCTOR'S PHYCOLOGIST FOR FALSE,FAKE DIOGNOISES'S ON PEOPLE WHOM IS INOCENT OR NOT,ADULT'S FAMILY'S KID'S,MISHANDLINF FRAD FROM DHS SOCIAL WORKER'S,KIDNAPING KID'S ADOPTING MADE LEGAL EVEN AFTERALL THIS,DHS MAKE PROFIT OF OF KID'S ADOPTION AGANCY,WICH HAS GANG MEMBER'S TO IN CALIFORNA,SHERIDAN SMITH A GANGMEMBER,JAMES EDWIN JUSTICE II,=SMITH,GANG MEMBER,J=MARVIN LEON JONES ,=SMITH GANG MEMBER,MONROE OMAR SO=ITH GANG MEMBER,AND SEVERAL OTHER'S DHS MAKES PROFIT OF BABY PART'S FROM MISCARAGE'S,DHS HAS BLACK MARKET TO ADOPTIG KID'S OT MAKEING MONEY OGFF OUR BABY'S THE INOCENT OR NOT INOCENT PEOPLE FAMILY IS NOT RIGHT,IT IS WRONG #10
Guest - 6 days ago
neasha smith involed in Tulsa,lanesha sith,breda smith,willie smith may be involed all californs social worker's I was stalked from the get go day one,REBECA SMITH,SPOTHIE SMIH,DEBRA SITH ALL SOCIAL WORKER FROM CALIFORNA,REFUSE TO LET ME BETTER MY LIFE AND SELF.A VICTO OF SOCIAL SERVICE / DHS WORKERS FRUAD CORUPTION ADOTION NET WORK GLOBLT AND AMERICS IN EVERY STATE. #11
Guest - 6 days ago
Sheridan smith from social service's the tiny one goes by slim name,nick name works for social service gang member,on face book,holding gang sign down tord vigina look like peace sign maybey to you bt it is not it is a gang sign.she came to Oklahoma Muskogee county Muskogee city and seveal other's kin to the smith family,through social sevices,posibly had sex whith my ex boyfriend marvin leaon jones, as known as smith they had all araged twice to get me beat down my things stolen,my hone burned down,me to get kied out of my home,locked out almost killed twice,and they gave james Edwin justice IImy pin code my pass word to my bank account I hear them talking with james Edwin justice ii ,as known as smith from social service's may have before we ment,purposly contacted me knowing all this to do harm to me,they took my thing's agin they have been stalking,harasing me none stop threaning me at my home to.I am turn all thaese people in this is official a complain I am file online. #12
Guest - 6 days ago
…Failure To Protect, The Taking (and murder) Of Logan Marr. Frontline, a PBS Documentary POStOLFRONT •1 year ago •514,782 views …In 2001, Logan Marr and her sister were taken by Maine CPS, after the #13
Guest - 6 days ago
MICHEAL CARL TUCKER WAS ONE TO A SOCIAL SERVICE FROM CALIFORNA AS KNOWN AS MICHEAL CARL SMITH, = BROWN,MOORE,WALTER'S,CHAPMAN FAMILY,HAD ALLSET ME UP TO OSE MY KIDS PERMITLY,HAZEL WOOD'S = HAZEL SMITH HIS MOTHER AKA : = AS KNOWN AS OTHER NAMES,MOORE,JUSTICE,WALTER'S CHAPMAN #14
Guest - 6 days ago
that they have hacked molley smith jean smith into my computer and several other's names mention on my list of my complaint,they have gotten my cell phone number's off line give my privit cell number to other's ad a gang member TOMMY LEE TEAYLOR = SMITH FROM A GANG FROM OKLAHOMA CITY THAT IS A WHITE RACEIST GANG.A WHITE COLOR CRIME A HATE CRIME VILENTLY VISHIOUS MOLISHIOUS ATTEMPT HARM ME MY LIFE. #15
Guest - 6 days ago
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Guest - 6 days ago
ROBERT SMITH,ROGER SMITH IN EUFULA UNDER AS KNOWN AS BARBEAU FROM CALIFONIA DONT TRUT ANY ONE COMEING TO YOUR HOUSE SERIOUS ADVICE FROM A MOM TO ALL YOU OTHER PARENT'S GETING YOUR KID'S TAKEN BY DHS THEY IS SLY SKIMMY LOW LIFE MOTHER ****ER DIRTY ****',HARMING KID'S AND BABY'S,ABUSE,NEGLECT,RAPE,STARVATION,MUDER ON KID'S AND BABY OVERDOSEING THEM,PAYING DOCTOR'S PHYCOLOGIST TO MAKE UP FAKE FALSE DIGNOSE TO MEDICATE KID'S A.F.RA. AMRICAN FAMILY RIGHT'S ASSOICATION,GOOGLE YOU TUBE INVESTIGATION'S PROVEN ON DHS SOCIAL SERVICE,HOW THEY GET KID'S ON CHECK'S TO GET THERE MONEY TO THEY HAVE LIED ON VERBLY TWISTING FACT'S TRUTH STORY'S ON INOSENT PEOPLE AND FAMILY'S KIDNAPING ,BLCAK MARKET ADOPTION PROFIT MADE LEGAL GOVEMENT HELP'S THEM GET AWY WITH ALL THIS.DONT TRUST NO ONE LET IN YOUR DOOR YOUR HOME. #17
Michelle - 5 months ago
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I was born at SF General Hospital Sept 13 1969 and adopted from the Childrens Home Society in Oakland. I do not have my birth mothers name . I am in the process of requesting my birth records. I am looking for my birth mother and father and any siblings or family #18
Guest - 6 days ago
CPS WORKER YOUTUBE SPEAC'S OUT. 2 YEAR'S AGO. #19
Guest - 6 days ago
AND THE DHS WORKERS IN OKLAHOMA THE MUSKOGEE COUNTY COURT IN MUSKOGEE CITY OKLAHOMA,AND WV THE DHS WORKERS THE FAMILY COURT HAD SEVERAL TIMES REPETIVELY WARNED TOLD AND ORDERED JAMES EDWIN JUSTICE ,II ,=SMITH NO RIGHTS FOR VISIT'S CALL'S,OR COUTODY,FOR HIS UN ETHICAL BEHAVIOR,CRAZY LIKE HAD BOTH OKLAHOMA WV TERMINATED HIS RIGHTS JUST AS WELL,AND I AM THE ONLY ONE BEING ATTACKED THIS IS BULL **** AND WRONG,BY CALIFORNA SOCIA SERVICE,JAMES JUSTICE ,= SMITH FAMILY GANG MEMBERS EVERY WHERE IN AMERICA CLOSE BY ME.THIS IS OFFICAL MY COMPLAINT. #20
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