Adoption Services in Yuba – Sutter, California

Yuba-Sutter Adoption, Home Studies and More

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Adoption Services for
Birth Parents and Adoptive Families


Are you considering adoption in the Yuba-Sutter area? Friendly coordinators at Lifetime Adoption Agency are available to provide all the information you need. We help adoptive families achieve their dreams of growing their family, and we work closely with birth parents to make sure they have the support and resources they need.

As a nationwide leader in open, domestic adoption, our experienced adoption coordinators are ready to help you. We have over three decades of experience connecting adoptive families and birth families. We offer webinars, podcasts and provide articles, referrals, counseling, and one-on-one support.

Help for Pregnant Women in the Yuba-Sutter Region

Yuba Sutter Birth mom in a park
Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy in the Yuba Sutter area? Lifetime Adoption is here to help you with an adoption plan. When dealing with an unexpected pregnancy, you may not know a lot about the adoption process. For guidance and support, just call or text our adoption coordinators 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Sometimes, finding a loving home that is financially and emotionally ready for a new baby is the best thing you can do for your child. At Lifetime Adoption, a customized adoption plan can be created that lets you make the choices. You look through profiles and choose the adoptive family for your baby. Then, you decide how much contact you want with the family once the adoption process is complete and even choose how things go at the hospital.

Pregnancy expenses can be hard for some women to come up with. We can help with those expenses if you need assistance. Pregnant women who choose adoption can receive help with clothes, rent, food, transportation, phone, and more. Your coordinator will talk with you about your needs and arrange for help!

You may be struggling to raise a young child and are looking into adoption. Lifetime Adoption is able to help with older child adoption as well. We have families that are interested in adopting toddlers, sibling sets, and special needs children.

If you are considering adoption, making that first call to an adoption agency can be hard. At Lifetime, you can count on a caring adoption coordinator to take your call and answer all of your questions without judgment and with honesty. She will walk you through the process and be there to make sure all of your needs are met.

Call or text Lifetime Adoption anytime, and we will be there for you.

Yuba-Sutter Adoption Agencies
Lifetime Adoption is an adoption agency that helps women nationwide place their child for adoption. Your adoption coordinator is here to support you and will explain what you can expect as she walks you through the adoption process.

At Lifetime Adoption, we make sure you have:

  • A wide range of adoptive parent’s profiles to choose from. All have had background checks and are excited to adopt
  • 24-hour support and help available
  • Peer and Professional Counseling
  • Help with pregnancy-related expenses
  • Additional support after you have given birth
  • Maternity clothes, labor bag, and toiletries if you need
  • And much more!
Yuba-Sutter Adoption Counseling
Professional and peer counseling are also important resources your coordinator can provide. Adoption is a difficult decision, and a professional counselor can help you work through the decision-making process. A lot of emotions come up during the adoption journey, and a counselor will help you deal with them as well.

Peer counseling is a popular resource at Lifetime. Connecting with another woman who has been in the same place as you and gone through the adoption process can be helpful to talk to. She can answer your questions and share what adoption was like for her. Her story may be a little different, but a peer counselor will understand how you are feeling and the emotions and questions you may have. She can share how she told her family, how she discussed adoption with the birth father and many other bits of advice.

Yuba-Sutter Maternity Hospitals
Most women who are expecting have some anxiety at the thought of delivery time. Being prepared is the best way to ease those nerves. Your adoption coordinator will help you create a hospital plan that is unique to you. She will ask questions to find out what is important to you and how you would like things to go:

  • At the time of birth, who would you like in the room?
  • Will you want the adoptive parents at the hospital?
  • Would you like to hold your baby after the birth?
  • Would you like to go home before or after your baby?

Your coordinator wants to make sure you have as little stress as possible and are comfortable in the hospital. She will work with the hospital to make sure they know what your wishes are and that they are followed.

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

Adventist Health + Rideout

Enloe Medical Center

Sierra Nevada Hospital

Sutter Roseville Medical Center Birth Center

Wherever you choose to deliver, we can work with that hospital. We have worked with women who have given birth at home and even women who were traveling out of state when they went into labor.

More Helpful Resources for Pregnant Women in Yuba-Sutter Area
Are you in the Yuba-Sutter area and are dealing with an unexpected pregnancy? This may feel overwhelming if you don’t think this is the right time or situation in your life to parent. You can learn more about your options and what resources are available at Lifetime Adoption. An adoption coordinator can give you the information and resources you need to make the right decisions about your pregnancy. Consider all of your options and make sure you are coming from a place of stability and not from a place of panic when you make your decisions.

If you are experiencing a domestic violence situation or you are homeless, it is important you find safe housing. Here are some resources for women’s shelters in Yuba-Sutter and the surrounding area:

Hands of Hope

14 Forward

Twin Cities Rescue Mission

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

WIC – in the Yuba-Sutter area

It is urgent to find professional help if you struggle with addiction. A treatment center that offers help for your specific addiction is ideal. You may have an addiction to prescription drugs or opiates, and to abruptly stop using drugs can be dangerous for you and your baby. A professional rehabilitation center can offer medications (like methadone and suboxone) along with counseling. The medications can help you slowly and safely wean off opiates in a manner safe for you and your baby. You will also be offered counseling that can help you understand and overcome your addiction. Here are a few resources in the Yuba-Sutter area:

American Addiction Treatment Services

Aegis Treatment Centers


Additional information and resources you may need, a Lifetime Adoption coordinator can help you find. If you have any issues, concerns, or questions your coordinator will provide the answers. We can help with, prenatal care, rent, pregnancy verification, transportation to doctor appointments, maternity clothes, and more. Call or text today.

How to Start the Adoption Process

“How do I get this adoption process started?” is probably your next question. The first thing you will do is call or text Lifetime Adoption or go online and fill out the contact form. An adoption coordinator will explain the steps of your adoption plan and make sure you have all of the adoption services you need. She will talk with you about any concerns or needs you have and will answer all your questions. An adoption coordinator that is caring, kind, and non-judgmental will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Online profiles of our adoptive families are available so you can learn as much about the families as possible. There are letters to read or video messages to watch. As the birth mother, you decide what you are looking for in adoptive parents, and you choose the parents you feel are right for your child.

To view adoptive family profiles online, just click here. You can choose a family in California or anywhere else in the U.S. Once the decision is made and you have chosen a family, your adoption coordinator will help you connect with them, and you will begin building a relationship with them. Your coordinator will guide you through this process.

If you are in need of community resources in the Yuba Sutter area, your adoption coordinator will also help you connect with those resources. If you need to connect with a doctor for prenatal care and need transportation to get there, for example, your coordinator will help you with that.

Give us a call or text today to get started.

Other Paths to Adoption in Yuba-Sutter
Foster care is an option for some birth parents that may not know if they want to parent or not. Sometimes, if a baby is born with exposure to substances, Yuba Sutter Child Welfare Services may decide to have them placed in the foster care program. Unfortunately, you will not be able to choose where your baby is placed or whether you will have ongoing contact.

Relative or kinship adoption is another option you might have. With this option, a family member who is usually blood-related to the child can apply to adopt your baby. This type of adoption comes with its own challenges. While it can be a great solution, the adopting relative may feel they are just helping out and not realize this is a permanent thing, or there may be some issues with boundaries that will need to be worked through.

It is you who will need to decide which type of adoption is best for you and your baby. All of these adoption options will be gone over by your adoption coordinator. She will help you choose the right path for you and your child.

Adopting a Child in Yuba-Sutter

Adoptive family in Yuba Sutter holding their new adopted baby
Adoption is a life-changing decision. If you are planning on adopting in the Yuba-Sutter area, the adoption coordinators at Lifetime Adoption are here to help you during this exciting time. Making adoption dreams come true is what they do. They are here to answer all of your questions and to explain the whole adoption process. Learn what to expect during your adoption journey and all about open domestic adoption.

Placing children in families that are the best fit for everyone in the adoption triad is a priority at Lifetime Adoption. If you are in the Yuba Sutter area and are interested in adopting a newborn or child up to the age of six, contact us at 1-530-763-6780 to ask any questions. You can also visit the Lifetime Adoption website for a free online adoption application. You will find adoption information and other resources there as well.

At Lifetime Adoption, we are dedicated to providing you with all the education, resources, referrals, and support you need for your adoption dreams to come true.

Begin the Adoption Process

To many, this seems like a lot of information, and it is. This is not a process you need to navigate on your own, however. The first thing you need to do is fill out our online application. To apply is free, and you are not obligated in any way.

When you are pre-approved, a Lifetime adoption coordinator will contact you. She will answer all your questions and will get to know you. She will find out what your adoption expectations and dreams are. Your adoption coordinator will also take the information to create the best-individualized plan to create a successful adoption for you.

Adoption Attorneys in Yuba-Sutter
An adoption attorney will be an important part of your adoption process. Adoption laws can be complex, and it is important that all of the laws are followed. All paperwork must be completed correctly and filed with the courts. Your coordinator will be glad to refer an adoption attorney in the Yuba Sutter area for you.
Home Study Services in Yuba-Sutter
A home study is necessary whether you choose domestic adoption or foster adoption. Lifetime will connect you with Home Study Services for adoptive families in the Yuba Sutter area.

Background checks, financial verification, employment information, education hours, and a home visit are all part of the home study. Your Lifetime coordinator will help you to complete the home study in a timely manner.

How does the home study process work in the Yuba Sutter area? First, you will submit fingerprints for a criminal background check. Next, you will need to gather the following documents.

  • Financial and Employment Statements such as paystubs and tax returns.
  • Medical Statement from your medical professional attesting to your physical and mental well-being and that every adult living in the home is free from tuberculosis
  • Three written references from attesting to the couple being suitable adoptive parents
  • Verification of marital status

You will then set up a time for a home visit. This visit will be to ensure you have a safe and adequate home to raise a child in and to find out what your views are regarding marriage, parenting, and family. Your home study social worker will interview everyone in the home and compile all of this information into a report.

Finalization of Adoption at Court

Now you have a completed home study, you have matched with a birth mother, and your baby has arrived. Your exciting final step will be the finalization of your adoption.

In general, California mandates that the finalization will be no less than six months when you take the baby into your care. You will have one interview from your home study social worker in your home and then three additional visits within the six-month period.

In addition, your adoption attorney will file all necessary paperwork at the courthouse and set a hearing date. In the Yuba-Sutter area, that will be at the Sutter County Superior Courthouse at 1175 Civic Center Blvd., in Sutter County and Superior Court of California, County of Yuba, 215 5th St, Marysville, CA 95901, in Yuba County. At this point, there will be a hearing where the judge will review your home study and all documents and issue the final decree of adoption. This will be a very joyous occasion, so be ready to take pics and shed a few happy tears. Now your adoption will be final.

Other Paths to Adoption
Yuba Sutter Region International Adoption Agencies

Choosing your path to adopt is one of your most important decisions. Wanting to help a child that is in need leads some families to consider international adoption.

International adoption will lead to other choices. One of those choices is which country you want to adopt from. The political climate, where children are in need, and many other factors will influence a family’s decision regarding which country to pursue. Each country has its own specific laws and requirements.

It will be important to work with an agency that specializes in international adoption and works in the country you are interested in. Some of the most popular countries are in the nations of Africa, China, and Eastern European countries. Here are some agencies that specialize in international adoption:

Adopt International

Holt International

Foster Care Adoption

Foster Care Adoption

The foster care system is another avenue to adopt. You will need to reach out to the foster care program in your county. In Sutter County, you will reach out to the Program Manager of Child Welfare Services at 1531 Butte House Road, Suite A, Yuba City, CA 95993. You will let them know you are interested in becoming a Resource Family with hopes to adopt. In Yuba County, you will contact Yuba County Health and Human Services Department at 5730 Packard Avenue, Suite 100, Marysville, CA 95901. You can also contact Foster Caregiver Policy and Support Unit for more information.

To qualify as a foster parent, you will need to:

  • Have a family evaluation – including criminal and background checks
  • Complete a home environment check
  • Participate in training for all family members

You can also view waiting children in the foster care system in the Yuba Sutter region and in other states at AdoptUSKids. This nationwide project shows the children waiting and available for adoption across the entire country. To adopt, families must have completed a home study in their state.



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