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Adoption Services in Sacramento, California

Sacramento Adoption, Home Studies and More

Sacramento
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Adoption Services for
Birth Parents and Adoptive Families

Are you considering adoption in the Sacramento area? Lifetime Adoption Agency is here to provide all the information you need. Our adoption coordinators are available to help families grow their family through adoption and work with birth parents to ensure they have the resources and support they need.

Lifetime Adoption is a nationwide leader in domestic, open adoption. Our adoption coordinators are experienced and ready to help you. With over three decades of experience in connecting birth families and adoptive families, you can trust in Lifetime. With resources available such as webinars, podcasts, adoption articles, referrals, counseling, you will know you have all the support you need.

Help for Pregnant Women in Los Angeles

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If you are in the Sacramento area and are facing an unplanned pregnancy, Lifetime Adoption can help. Our experienced adoption coordinators can help you create an adoption plan. You may not have a lot of information about the adoption process and probably have many questions. Just call or text our kind and caring adoption coordinators for guidance, information, and support. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Sometimes, the right thing for your baby is to find a wonderful home with loving adoptive parents who are emotionally and financially ready for a new baby. A Lifetime Adoption coordinator can help create an adoption plan just for you. This will let you make the choices. You will view Lifetime family profiles and choose the adoptive family that is perfect for you and your baby. Then, you will decide how much contact you want with the family once the adoption process is complete, and you even get to choose how things will go at the hospital.

One issue you may be dealing with is unexpected pregnancy expenses. It can be hard for some women to come up with these funds. Lifetime may have some solution for those expenses if you need assistance. Pregnant women who choose adoption may receive assistance with rent, clothes, food, phone, transportation, and more. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will talk with you about what you need and arrange for help!
You may be struggling to raise a young child and are looking into adoption. This was the case with Danielle, who was struggling with homelessness in Sacramento. She was trying to raise a two-year-old and felt her current situation was unsafe for her little girl. She wanted more for her, so she called Lifetime. She spoke with an adoption coordinator, and together they found the perfect family for her daughter. They lived in Northern California as well, and now Danielle is working on improving her life and gets updates on her daughter. They have even had a visit recently.

Lifetime Adoption can help you as well. We have many families interested in adopting sibling sets, toddlers, and special needs children. Even though it can be difficult to make that call, know that at Lifetime, you will always find a caring adoption coordinator on the other end. She will answer all of your questions without judgment and provide information honestly. She will then walk you through the entire adoption process.
Call or text Lifetime Adoption anytime, and we will be there for you.

Adoption Agencies in Sacramento, CA
As a nationwide agency, Lifetime Adoption is able to help you place your baby with an adoptive family. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will support you and walk you through the entire adoption process.
At Lifetime Adoption, you can be sure you will have:

  • Many adoptive parents’ profiles to choose from. All have completed their home studies and have had background checks
  • 24-hour support
  • Free peer and professional counseling referrals
  • Help with pregnancy-related expenses such as maternity clothes, transportation to doctors, and other pregnancy-related expenses
  • Continued support after the adoption is final
  • And much more!
Adoption Counseling in Sacramento
Access to professional and peer counseling is an important resource when experiencing an unexpected pregnancy. Adoption is a tough decision, and talking with a professional counselor can help you get through the decision-making process. You may experience a lot of emotions during your adoption journey, and a professional counselor can help you work through them.

Another popular resource at Lifetime Adoption is peer counseling. A peer counselor is a woman who is a birth mother who has been through the adoption process and wants to help other women with their journey. Connecting with a woman who has been in a similar situation as you can be helpful. She will listen to you, share her experience, and offer advice.

Maternity Hospitals in Sacramento
Many pregnant women have anxiety at the thought of delivering their baby. How it will all work at the hospital with an adoption happening can add some concern. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will help ease your nerves by creating a hospital plan just for you. She will ask questions to find out how you would like it to go, such as:

  • When you go into labor, who would you like in the room?
  • Do you want the adoptive parents to come to the hospital?
  • Will you hold your baby after the birth?
  • Who would you like to be the first person to hold your baby?
  • Will you go home before or after your baby is released?

Having a hospital plan will make sure that everything goes as you would like in the hospital. Your adoption coordinator will work with the adoptive parents and the hospital staff to make sure they know your wishes and follow them.
In the Sacramento area, there are several hospitals with labor and delivery services:

Whichever hospital you choose to deliver at, your coordinator will work with that hospital. Whatever your situation is, we can help. Our experienced adoption coordinators have worked with women who have given birth at home, and even women were surprised to go into labor while they were traveling out of state.

How to Start the Adoption Process

If you are interested in placing your child for adoption, you probably want to know how to get the process started. First, call or text Lifetime Adoption or fill out the contact form. A Lifetime Adoption coordinator will work with you to make an adoption plan. She will find out your needs and make sure you have all of the resources and services you need. If you have any concerns or questions, your coordinator is there to answer them. You will find a caring, kind, and non-judgmental adoption coordinator available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

View Lifetime adoptive families online and learn all about the families. You can read letters or watch video messages and learn about their interests and beliefs. You will be the one to decide what qualities you want in adoptive parents. It is you who will choose the adoptive parents you feel are the right choice for your baby.
View adoptive family profiles online by clicking here. You may want a family who lives in California or somewhere else in the United States. Once you choose a family, your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will help you begin building a relationship with them if that is what you want. Your adoption coordinator will walk with you through the entire process.

If you have a need for community resources in the Sacramento area, your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will help you access those resources. You may need to find a doctor for prenatal care, and you may need transportation to get to an appointment, for example. Your Lifetime adoption coordinator will help you with those connections. Just call or text Lifetime today to get started.

Other Paths to Adoption in Sacramento
Some birth parents may consider foster care as an option if they are not sure if they are going to want to parent in the future. Or, if a baby is born with signs of exposure to substances, Sacramento Child Protective Services may decide the baby should be placed in the foster care program. Unfortunately, in both these situations, the birth parents will not be able to choose who their baby is placed with or if they will have any contact.

Another adoption option is relative or kinship adoption. In this situation, a family member, who is usually blood-related to the child, can adopt your child. Kinship adoption comes with its own set of challenges. This can be a great solution, but the relative may feel this is temporary and may not realize that adoption is permanent. They will be this child’s parent forever. There can also be some issues with boundaries that everyone will need to deal with.

At the end of the day, you will be the one who needs to decide which kind of adoption is the right one for you and your child. These options will all be gone over by your Lifetime Adoption coordinator. She will make sure you have all the information you need to you decide which adoption path is best for you and your child.

Adopting in Sacramento

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Do you dream of bringing a child to Fairytale Town or wandering with your child through the California State Railroad Museum? Are you considering adoption as a way to grow your family and have that child? If so, you probably want to know how to get the process started. The adoption coordinators at Lifetime Adoption are here to guide you through this special time. They will help make your adoption dreams come true. Your adoption coordinator will answer all of your questions and provide all the information you need. You will learn about open domestic adoption and what to expect during your adoption journey.

Lifetime Adoption coordinators are experts at matching birth mothers and adoptive families. If you are in the Sacramento area and are considering adopting a newborn baby or child up to the age of six, contact Lifetime at 916-987-9565. Or you can start your free online adoption application.

Begin the Adoption Process

There are a lot of moving parts to the adoption process but don’t worry. You don’t have to navigate this on your own. First, fill out our online application. To apply is free and will not obligate you in any way.
A Lifetime adoption coordinator will contact you once you are pre-approved. She will explain our program and answer all your questions. Your adoption coordinator will also take the information to create the best individualized plan to create a successful adoption for you. Every step needed to be taken will be explained, and your coordinator will be there to walk you through each one.

Adoption Attorneys in Sacramento
One important aspect of your adoption will be an adoption attorney. California adoption laws can be complicated, and it is important that all the paperwork is filed correctly and all laws are followed. Papers will need to be filed with the court and hearings scheduled. All this will be done by your adoption attorney. Your adoption coordinator can refer you to a Sacramento adoption attorney.
Home Study Services in Sacramento
If you have chosen to adopt, you will need to complete a home study. Your Lifetime adoption coordinator will be very happy to connect you with a Home Study Service provider in the Sacramento area.
A home study will involve background checks, employment information, financial verification, education hours, and a home visit. Completing this process in a timely manner is key to moving forward with your adoption process.
In Sacramento, how does the home study process work? You will submit fingerprints for a criminal background check and gather the following documents. These will all be given to your home study provider.

  • Financial and Employment Statements such as tax returns and paystubs.
  • Medical Statements from your medical professionals confirming you are physically and mentally able to parent and that every adult living in the home is free from tuberculosis
  • You will provide three written references from verifying that you are suitable adoptive parents
  • Verification of your marital status

Your home study social worker will schedule a time for a home visit. This is to establish that you have a safe and acceptable home to raise a child in. She will also ask about your views on marriage, parenting, and family. Your home study social worker will interview everyone in the home and compile all of this information into a report to be submitted to the court.

Finalization of Adoption at Court

Once your home study is complete, then you have been matched with a birth mother, and your baby has finally arrived, you are on to your final step. This will be the finalization of your adoption.

California adoption law requires that the finalization of adoption will be no less than six months from when you take the baby into your care. There will be at least one interview in your home by your home study social worker and then three additional visits conducted within a six-month period.

Your adoption attorney will file all of the adoption paperwork at the district courthouse and set a date for the hearing. In Sacramento, that will be at the Sacramento County Superior Courthouse at 3341 Power Inn Road.
Sacramento, CA 95826. At this hearing, the judge will review your documents, and the home study will then issue the final decree of adoption. This will be a very happy occasion and a time to celebrate.

Other Paths to Adoption
Sacramento International Adoption Agencies

Every adoptive family’s path to adoption is unique. Choosing your path is one of the most important decisions you will make. International adoption is a path chosen by some.
Choosing international adoption will lead to other decisions. Which country you want to adopt from is one of those decisions. There are many things to consider. What is the political climate of the country? What are the adoption laws and customs of that country? Those and many other factors will influence a family’s choice as to which country to pursue adoption in.
When choosing an international adoption agency, it is important to only work with an agency that specializes in adoption in the country you are interested in. Make sure they have a proven track record of successful adoption in your chosen country. The nations of Africa, China, and Eastern Europe are some of the more popular countries to adopt from. Here are some agencies that specialize in international adoption:

Adopt International

Holt International

Across the World Adoptions

Foster Care Adoption
Another adoption option is adopting from the foster care system. In Sacramento, you will reach out to Sacramento County Department of Child, Family, and Adult Services at 3701 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, CA 95827. They will instruct you on the process of becoming a Resource Family with hopes to adopt.
To qualify as a resource family in Sacramento, you will need to:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  •  Reside in the County of Sacramento
  •  Be in good health
  •  Each adult in the home must be willing to submit to a background check
  • Have adequate bedroom space to accommodate all family members, including foster youth
  • Have a home that passes a safety inspection
  •  Have sufficient income to meet current expenses
  • Be willing to complete required training
  • Complete application packet online

You can also view waiting children in the foster care system across the nation at AdoptUSKids. This project shows the children waiting and hopeful for adoption across the entire U.S.

 

 
 

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