Adoption Fresno, California

Fresno Adoption, Home Studies and More

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Adoption Services for
Birth Parents and Adoptive Families


Do you live in Fresno and are interested in getting some information on adoption? Lifetime Adoption Agency works with birth parents to provide the support and resources they need to find an adoptive family for their child, and we provide adoptive families the information and support they need to grow their family.

Lifetime Adoption is a nationwide leader in modern, domestic adoption. With experienced adoption coordinators available 24/7 and over three decades of experience connecting birth families and adoptive families, we are the choice for both birth mothers and adoptive families. We provide counseling, adoption articles, webinars, podcasts, referrals, and one-on-one support.

Help for Pregnant Women in Fresno

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When you take that pregnancy test, and it comes up positive, you may not be ready for that result. If you weren’t expecting a positive test, you might now be feeling afraid, confused, and perhaps alone. If you feel you are not ready to be a parent, there are options. Adoption can be a positive choice. You and your baby can have a great life. You can place your baby with a family who is so excited to grow their family through adoption.

Not many people know what modern, open adoption looks like. At Lifetime Adoption, coordinators are available to give you the information and support you need. Just give us a call or text 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and you will always find a caring adoption coordinator on the other end.

There are loving adoptive parents out there who are ready emotionally and financially for a baby. These families have had a home study which includes background checks, financial checks, and home visits. An adoption coordinator at Lifetime Adoption will help you find the perfect family. You will be the one to choose the adoptive parents. You will look through adoptive family profiles and decide who you feel should adopt your baby. You can also decide how much contact you would like to have with the family and your child once the adoption process is complete. You will even choose how things will go at the hospital.

Are you finding you have unexpected expenses due to your unexpected pregnancy? Coming up with the money to cover these expenses can be hard for some women. Pregnant women in California who choose adoption can receive assistance with maternity clothing, medical costs, rent, food, transportation to doctor’s appointments, and other pregnancy-related expenses. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will assist you in getting the resources you need.

Are you a parent who is having a very hard time parenting an infant, toddler, or young child? Adoption could be a great option for you and your child. Lifetime Adoption has families that want to adopt an older child, toddler, sibling set, or special needs child. There are wonderful adoptive parents for every child.

Deciding to place your child for adoption is a difficult decision, and making that call to a Fresno adoption agency can be tough. You don’t need to be afraid. When you call or text Lifetime, you will find a kind adoption coordinator on the other. She will answer all your questions honestly and completely without judgment.

Give a call or text to Lifetime Adoption anytime.

Adoption Agencies in Fresno, CA
When you contact Lifetime Adoption, a coordinator will explain how the adoption process works and will be there for you throughout your adoption journey. We have parents nationwide who are hoping to adopt.

At Lifetime Adoption, your coordinator will make sure you have:

  • Help with pregnancy-related expenses
  • Free Peer and Professional Counseling
  • Help and support are available 24-hour, seven days a week
  • Maternity clothes, labor bag, and toiletries if you need them.
  • A wide variety of adoptive parent profiles.
  • All of our families have completed their home studies, including background checks.
  • Additional support for you after the adoption
  • And much more!
Adoption Counseling in Fresno
Counseling is important when considering adoption. Lifetime Adoption has professional and peer counseling available at no cost. A referral to a professional counselor is available to help you work through the decision-making process and to deal with all the emotions that come along with the adoption process.

In addition, peer counseling is an option. Speaking with another birth mother who has been through her own adoption journey can be very useful. If you are unsure how to tell the baby’s father or your family or about your pregnancy and adoption plans, a peer counselor can provide some great advice.

Maternity Hospitals in Fresno
Creating a hospital plan is another piece of your adoption plan your adoption coordinator will help you with. You may want to consider questions such as:

  • Would you like to hold your baby? If so, would you like time alone to hold your baby first, or would you like the adoptive parents to hold the baby first?
  • Who would you like to be in the delivery room with you?
  • Would you like the birth father, doctor, or one of the adoptive parents to cut the umbilical cord?
  • Would you like to leave the hospital before your baby does or after your baby is released?

Your hospital plan is created to make sure everything goes the way you want it to while you are in the hospital. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will make sure the hospital staff and the adoptive parents are all aware of the plan.

In the Fresno area, the hospitals with labor and delivery services are:

Community Medical Center
Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center
Saint Agnes Medical Center

Don’t worry if things don’t go quite as expected. Our Lifetime Adoption coordinators can handle any situation that comes up. They have handled situations from birth mothers giving birth at home to birth mothers who have gone into labor while traveling in another state.

More Helpful Resources for Pregnant Women in Fresno
Are you in Fresno and dealing with a surprise pregnancy? This unexpected situation may feel overwhelming if this is not the right time to parent. There are options you may not have thought of. Contact a Lifetime Adoption coordinator who can provide you with the information and resources you need. You want to be sure you understand all your options and make any decisions from a place of stability and not a place of panic.

Homelessness and domestic violence are serious issues many deal with. It is important you find a safe place to be. Here are some resources for women’s shelters in Fresno and the surrounding area:

Evangel Home

Marjaree Mason Center

Poverello House

Hunger is an issue many pregnant women and mothers of young children are dealing with these days. The WIC program is an excellent resource for you. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children and provides an EBT card to purchase healthy food such as fruit, vegetables, whole grains, cheese, eggs, whole grains, and milk. They can also offer referrals to local services. Learn more by visiting their website:

WIC – in Fresno

It is important to find professional help if you struggle with addiction. A rehabilitation treatment center can guide you on the road to recovery. It’s important to know that it can be dangerous to abruptly stop using drugs if you have an addiction to prescription drugs or opiates. A treatment center can offer medications (like methadone and suboxone) that will help you slowly and safely wean off the drugs. You will also receive counseling to help you overcome your addiction. Here are a few resources in Fresno:

BAART – Fresno

MedMark Treatment Centers

Aegis Treatment Centers

Additional resources you need may be available, and a Lifetime Adoption coordinator can help you find them. She will answer your questions and address any issues or concerns that you have confidentially. We can help with pregnancy verification, prenatal care, rent, maternity clothes, transportation, and more. Call or text today.

How to Start the Adoption Process

Now, how to start the adoption process. First, fill out the contact form or call or text Lifetime Adoption. You will be in contact with an adoption coordinator, who will answer all your questions and explain the adoption process. She will talk with you about what your needs are and make sure you have all of those services and resources.

Your coordinator will show you how to view adoptive family’s online profiles and can send you profiles of adoptive parents she thinks would be a good fit for you and your baby. You will find personal letters and even video messages for you to watch so you can get a good sense of the family.

Just click here to view adoptive family profiles online. When choosing a family, you may want one that lives in California or a family that lives in another state. You can decide what values and lifestyle you are hoping for your child. Once you do choose a family, your Lifetime coordinator will help you talk, text or video chat with them to see if it is a good fit. Your coordinator will work closely with you and the adoptive family.

Just give us a call or text today!

Other Paths to Adoption in Fresno
Foster care may be an option for you if you feel that parenting is not right for you at this time but don’t feel adoption is right now. Unfortunately, sometimes this choice is made for you if your baby is born with exposure to substances. Fresno County Child Welfare Services may decide to place your baby in the foster care program. With foster care, however, you will not be the one to choose who your baby is placed with or what kind of contact you can have. You can still take back some control by choosing adoption. Before CPS places your child, or even if they have placed your child, you can contact Lifetime Adoption and choose adoption for your baby. Then you get to choose the adoptive parents and create a Post-Adoption Contact Agreement.

Another option is relative or kinship adoption. This is when a family member who is generally blood-related is interested in adopting your child. This type of adoption can come with its own issues. With the right relative, it can be a great solution. It is important for everyone involved to understand that adoption is permanent. They will be financially and emotionally responsible for this child to adulthood.

Speak with a Lifetime Adoption coordinator, so you understand all of your options and the pros and cons of each.

Adoption Fresno, CA

An adoptive family holding their newly adopted baby
Can you imagine yourself bringing your child to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo and watching him feed the giraffes? Are you considering growing your family through adoption? Lifetime Adoption can help. Our experienced coordinators explain the adoption process and help make your dreams of adoption come true. You can be sure your questions will be answered, and you will be provided with all the information you need. Learn all about modern open domestic adoption here.

Fill out a free online adoption application if you are in Fresno and are considering adopting a newborn or a child up to the age of six. You can also call us at 727-493-0933. The coordinators at Lifetime Adoption are available to provide all the resources, education, referrals, and support you need for a successful adoption journey.

Begin the Adoption Process

The adoption process can seem like a complicated journey. Don’t worry, though. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will there help you navigate the entire process. Get started today. Just fill out our free online application. Applying is free and does not obligate you in any way.

A Lifetime Adoption coordinator will contact you to start the adoption process once you are pre-approved. She will walk you through the program, answer all of your questions, and make sure you have all the tools and support for a successful adoption journey.

Adoption Attorneys in Fresno
An important aspect of your adoption process will be an adoption attorney. Adoption laws can be complex in California. An attorney will ensure all the proper documentation is filed correctly and your finalization of adoption hearing is scheduled. Your coordinator will be glad to refer a Fresno adoption attorney to you.
Home Study Services in Fresno
Whether you decide to pursue domestic, international, or foster adoption, a home study will be needed. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will be happy to refer you to a Home Study Services provider in Fresno.

What can you expect from the home study process in Fresno? You will submit fingerprints for a criminal background check and gather the following documents:

  • Financial and Employment Statements such as paystubs, profit, and loss statements if self-employed and tax returns.
  • Verification of marital status whether, single, married, or divorced
  • Medical Statements from your doctors verifying your mental and physical and well-being and attesting to the fact that every adult living in the home is free from tuberculosis
  • Three written references are needed attesting to the couple being suitable to adopt a child

A home study provider will gather all your information and will set up a time for a home visit. The home visit is meant to ensure you have a safe and adequate home to bring a child home to. The home study provider will ask about your views on parenting, family, and marriage. The provider will interview everyone who lives in the home and will then compile all of this information into a report.

Finalization of Adoption at Court in Fresno

The adoption process can seem long, so the Finalization of Adoption is an exciting day. This will happen in court as your final step. In general, in California, the finalization happens no less than six months from when you take the baby into your care. Your home study social worker schedule one interview with your family in your home and then an additional three visits within a six-month period either in your home or another location.

You will attend a hearing, which in the Fresno area, will be at the Fresno County Superior Court Family Court Services at 1130 O Street, First Floor, Fresno, CA 93721-2220. During this hearing, the judge will review all documents and your home study. Once satisfied, a final decree of adoption will be issued. Big cheers here, so be ready to take some great pictures for your family album. Your adoption will now be final.

Other Paths to Adoption
Fresno International Adoption Agencies

While Lifetime specializes in modern, open, domestic adoption, there are more paths to adoption. Some families consider international adoption.

There are some major differences between domestic adoption and international adoption. A couple of differences involve timing and cost. There are many other differences as well. There are many factors to think about when considering international adoption, such as the political climate of the country, the country’s laws and requirements, and other factors.

If you feel international adoption is the right choice for your family, it is important to work with an agency that specializes in international adoption. Make sure the agency has experience in the country you are interested in and has a proven track record of successful adoptions in that country. Some of the more popular countries to adopt from are in Eastern Europe and the nations of Africa and China. Here are some agencies that specialize in international adoption:

Adopt International

Holt International

Foster Care Adoption
Foster care is another avenue to adoption. In Fresno, you will reach out to the Fresno County Social Services. You will apply to become a resource family and will let them know you are interested in a foster to adopt situation.

You can also view children from across the nation in the foster care system that are hoping to be adopted through AdoptUSKids.



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