Adoption Modesto

Modesto Adoption, Home Studies and More

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Adoption Services for
Birth Parents and Adoptive Families


Are you considering adoption and are living in the Modesto area? Lifetime Adoption Agency can assist you and provide all the information you need on adoption. At Lifetime, we provide adoptive families with the information and support they need to grow their family, and birth parents come to us for support and resources they need to find the perfect family to adopt their baby.

As a nationwide leader in open, domestic adoption, Lifetime Adoption has experienced adoption coordinators available for you. Three decades of experience connecting birth families and adoptive families make us the choice for both birth mothers and adoptive families. We provide adoption articles, podcasts, referrals, webinars, counseling, and one-on-one support.

Help for Pregnant Women in Modesto

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You take that pregnancy test, and it is a surprise when it comes up positive. You weren’t expecting this and now may be feeling confused, afraid, and maybe alone. You may feel you are not ready to be a parent. An unexpected pregnancy can be hard to deal with. There are options, however, and adoption is a positive choice. Your baby can have a wonderful life with a family who dreams of growing their family through adoption.

The facts of modern, open adoption are not well known by many. Lifetime Adoption coordinators are available to give you the guidance and support you need. Just give us a call or text 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and you will find a kind, caring adoption coordinator on the other end.

Finding a loving home with adoptive parents who are ready emotionally and financially for a baby can be a great gift to your child and the hopeful parents. An adoption coordinator at Lifetime Adoption will help you make an adoption plan. You are the one to make all the decisions in an open adoption. The adoptive parents are chosen by you. You look through profiles and decide who you would like to adopt your baby. You will also be the one to decide how much contact you would like to have with the family once the adoption process is complete. You can even decide how things will go at the hospital.

Along with an unexpected pregnancy, unexpected expenses can arise. Paying for these expenses can be hard for some women. Help may be available. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator can help you find the resources you need. Pregnant women in California who choose adoption are allowed to receive assistance with medical costs, maternity clothing, food, rent, transportation to doctor’s appointments, and other pregnancy-related expenses.

If you are a parent who is finding it impossible to raise an infant, toddler, or young child, adoption may be an option. At Lifetime Adoption, we have families that are excited to adopt a toddler, older child, sibling sets, and special needs children. There are adoptive parents for every child.

Choosing adoption is a difficult decision, and calling a Modesto adoption agency can be hard. Don’t be afraid. When you reach out to Lifetime, you will find a kind and non-judgmental adoption coordinator who will provide you with all the information you need. She will answer all your questions honestly and completely.

Give a call or text to Lifetime Adoption anytime.

Adoption Agencies in Modesto, CA
Lifetime Adoption has parents nationwide who are hoping to adopt. A coordinator will explain how the adoption process works and will support you throughout your adoption journey.

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

  • 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.
  • Help with pregnancy-related expenses
  • A wide variety of adoptive parent profiles. Our families have all completed their home studies, including background checks.
  • Additional support for you after the adoption
  • And much more!
Adoption Counseling in Modesto
Counseling can be very helpful when considering adoption. Lifetime Adoption offers professional and peer counseling that can help you work through the decision-making process. A professional counselor can help you deal with all the emotions that may come up during your adoption journey.

Peer counseling is another popular resource at Lifetime Adoption. Hearing what another birth mother has gone through during the adoption process can be very helpful. You may be unsure how to tell the baby’s father or your family or about your pregnancy or about your adoption plans. A peer counselor can give you some great advice.

Maternity Hospitals in Modesto
Your Lifetime adoption coordinator will also help you create a hospital plan. How do you want things to go at the hospital? You may want to consider questions such as:

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

Your hospital plan is made to make sure everything goes as you would like at the hospital. Your Lifetime adoption coordinator will make sure the adoptive parents and the hospital staff are aware of your wishes.

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

Memorial Medical Center Family Birth Center

If things don’t go as expected, our experienced adoption coordinators can handle whatever situation comes up. They have handled situations when birth mothers have given birth at home and even birth mothers who went into labor while traveling out of state.

More Helpful Resources for Pregnant Women in Modesto
Are you in Modesto and dealing with an unexpected pregnancy or having difficulty parenting your young child? These circumstances can feel overwhelming. There are options you may not have thought of. Contact Lifetime Adoption, where you can speak to an adoption coordinator who can connect you with the information and resources you need. Make sure you have all the facts and information before making any decisions. Make sure you are in a place of stability and not a place of panic.

If you are experiencing homelessness or are in a domestic violence situation, it is very important you find a safe place to live. Here are some resources for women’s shelters in Modesto and the surrounding area:

Modesto Gospel Mission


Community Housing and Shelter Services

Hunger is an issue many people struggle with these days, and if you are pregnant or the mother of young children, it can be very worrisome. The WIC program is a resource created for you. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children and provides an EBT card to purchase healthy food such as whole grains, vegetables, whole grains, cheese, eggs, fruit, and milk. They can also offer referrals to local services. Learn more by visiting their website:

WIC – in Modesto

Addiction is a difficult problem to overcome. It is important to find professional help. A treatment center can put you on the road to recovery. 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 which will help you understand and overcome your addiction. Here are a few resources in Modesto:

New Hope Recovery House

Addiction Free Recovery Services

Break Throughs

If there are additional resources you are in need of, a Lifetime Adoption coordinator will be there for you. She will answer any questions and assist you with any issues or concerns in a confidential way. We can help with maternity clothes, pregnancy verification, prenatal care, transportation, rent, and more. Call or text today.

How to Start the Adoption Process

You now have an idea about how modern adoption works, so how do you get the adoption process started? First, just call or text Lifetime Adoption or you can fill out the contact form. You will talk with the adoption coordinator, who will explain all the steps of the adoption process. She will also make sure you have all of the services and resources you need. If you have any concerns or needs, just let her know, and she will answer all your questions.

Your coordinator will show you the adoptive family’s online profiles. These are available so you can learn as much about Lifetime families as possible. There are personal letters and even video messages for you to watch. You get to choose the qualities you are looking for in adoptive parents for your child.

Just click here to view adoptive family profiles online. You might want a family that is currently living in California or in another state. Once you choose a family, your Lifetime coordinator will help you talk, video chat, or text with them. You will decide what type of relationship you would like to have with the adoptive family. Your coordinator will work with you and the adoptive family.

Just give us a call or text today!

Other Paths to Adoption in Modesto
If you feel parenting is not right for you now but don’t feel adoption is right for you at this time, foster care may be an option for you. Sometimes, foster care is a choice made for you if your baby is born with exposure to substances. Stanislaus County Department of Child Support Services may decide to place your baby in the foster care program with or without your approval. With foster care, unfortunately, you will not be able to choose who your child is placed with or what ongoing contact you can have. You can still make a choice that leaves those decisions to you. Before CPS places your child, you can contact Lifetime Adoption and choose adoption for your baby.

One other option is relative or kinship adoption. You may have a family member who is generally blood-related to the child and is interested in adopting. Your relative can apply to adopt your baby. It is important to know that this type of adoption can come with its own set of issues. While it can be a great solution, you want to be sure the relative knows they are not just helping out, and that adoption is permanent. They will be financially and emotionally responsible for raising this child to adulthood.

Which adoption option is best for you and for your baby is completely up to you. Speak with a Lifetime Adoption coordinator. She will go over all of these adoption options with you. Together, you can choose the right path for you and your child.

Adoption Modesto, CA

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If you are in Modesto and are considering adopting, the Lifetime Adoption coordinators are here to guide you. Our experienced coordinators will walk you through your adoption journey to make your dreams of growing your family come true. All of your questions will be answered, and all the information you need will be provided. You can learn all about modern open domestic adoption here.

If you are in Modesto and are considering adopting a newborn or a child up to the age of six, give us a call at 209-523-3131. You can fill out a free online adoption application on our website. You will find all the adoption information you need there, along with other adoption resources.

We, at Lifetime Adoption, are here to provide all the education, resources, referrals and support you need to have a successful adoption journey.

Begin the Adoption Process

The adoption process is a journey. You don’t need to worry, though. Your adoption coordinator will help you navigate this process. Getting started is easy. Just fill out our online application. To apply is free, and applying does not obligate you in any way.

Once you are pre-approved, a Lifetime adoption coordinator will contact you to start the adoption process. She will review the whole program with you and answer all of your questions. Your adoption coordinator will compile all your information to create the best adoption plan for you.

Adoption Attorneys in Modesto
An adoption attorney is a vital part of your adoption process. California adoption laws can be complex. It is important that all the proper documentation is filed correctly and a finalization hearing is scheduled. Your coordinator will be glad to refer an adoption attorney to you in the Modesto area.
Home Study Services in Modesto
A home study is necessary whether you decide on domestic, international, or foster adoption. A Home Study Services provider in Modesto can be referred to you by your Lifetime Adoption coordinator.

So, what does a home study include? Background checks, financial verification, employment information, education hours, and a home visit will all be parts of your home study. It may seem like a lot, but your adoption coordinator will guide you through the process.

How does the home study process work in Modesto? You will be asked to submit fingerprints for a criminal background check and to 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 Modesto

Finalization in court is your final step in the adoption process.

In California, in general, the finalization of adoption happens no less than six months from when you take the baby into your care. Your home study social worker will conduct one interview with you in your home and then an additional three visits within a six-month period.

All required paperwork will be filed with the courthouse by your adoption attorney, and a hearing date will be set with the judge. In the Modesto area, that will be at the Stanislaus County Superior Court. For this hearing, the judge will review all documents, including your home study, and once complete, will issue the final decree of adoption. This will be a joyous occasion, so be ready to take some great pictures for your album and celebrate. Your adoption will now be final.

Other Paths to Adoption
Modesto International Adoption Agencies

There is more than one path to adoption. While Lifetime specializes in domestic adoption, some families consider international adoption. They may feel called to help a child that is in need in another country.

There are big differences between international adoption and domestic adoption. You will find a difference in timing and cost as well as other differences. In international adoption, there are different factors to consider, such as, what is the political climate of the country? What are the country’s laws and requirements? Those factors and many others will have an impact on a family’s choice of adoption path.

It is very important to work with an agency that specializes in international adoption if you choose that path. Be sure they work in the country you are interested in and have a proven track record of successful adoptions in that country. Some countries you may consider 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 Modesto, you will reach out to the Stanislaus County Community Services Agency. Here are their requirements:

“Adoptive parents should be flexible, patient, loving, caring, committed, and capable of dealing with changes in their expectations and lifestyles.

Successful families have the ability to:

  • Make a commitment
  • Help children rebuild self-esteem and confidence
  • Communicate openly
  • Work effectively with social workers and service providers
  • Set realistic expectations
  • Accept the concept of the biological parent
  • Offer stability
  • Learn new problem-solving skills
  • Commit to using discipline other than physical punishment
  • Use community resources and support systems
  • All families considering adoption must first become licensed foster parents.

The requirements for licensing consist of the prospective parents attending an orientation, a nine-week training class, completing First Aid/CPR, and a home evaluation. Please refer to the licensing portion of the CSA main page.

After the family has completed the requirements for licensing, the family is assigned an adoption worker who will assist the family in completing the necessary forms and the home study process.”

You can also view other children waiting in the foster care system on the website AdoptUSKids. You will be able to view children across the nation who are looking for families to adopt them.



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