Are You Pregnant and Considering Adoption for Your Child?
Are you unsure whether you can raise your unborn child? Do you want to know what options are available to you?
FCCA does more than provide adoption services. Our compassionate counselors are committed to helping you make the best possible decisions for yourself and your baby — whether that means giving your baby up for adoption or not.
If you are pregnant and thinking about adoption, here’s what you can expect with FCCA:
- Options counseling to help you decide whether an adoption plan is best for you and your child
- No pressure to put your baby up for adoption; you are never obligated to choose adoption and may discontinue the adoption process at any time
- Free adoption services as well as financial assistance throughout your pregnancy
- Completely confidential assistance; the information you share with us will not be shared with anyone*
- Proactive adoption planning so you can provide the type of life and future you want for your child
- Control of the adoption process, including the adoptive parents you choose for your baby and the type of relationship you want to have with them during and after the adoption
- 24/7 access to your adoption social worker so you can get the support you need, when you need it
- All the time and help you need to decide whether placing your child up for adoption is right for you
As you consider choosing adoption for your baby, you may want to review profiles and photos of our pre-approved adoptive families. We can also help you make an adoption plan with a family member, or with an adoptive family you have already located through another source, such as an attorney, facilitator, or pregnancy center.
If you would like more information about how to place a baby for adoption with FCCA, or if you need help exploring your unplanned pregnancy options, you may contact us confidentially by completing this form with your contact information. A social worker will contact you within one business day to respond to your questions.
Meanwhile, feel free to browse through the information below to learn more about putting a baby up for adoption in California.
* Exception to confidentiality rule: FCCA social workers are mandated reporters of child abuse and must contact CPS if they become aware of suspected child abuse.
Frequently Asked Questions for Women Considering Adoption
- Who selects the family to adopt my baby?
- Will I be allowed to maintain contact with my child after the adoption?
- Can I remain anonymous and protect my identity from disclosure?
- What are the rights and responsibilities of the child’s birth father?
- How does my Native American heritage affect my adoption plan?
- I need help with living expenses or medical expenses during pregnancy. How does that work?
- What if I want legal or personal counseling?
- How long do I have to change my mind?
- What kind of paperwork do I sign to make an adoption plan?
- What is the difference between an agency adoption and an independent adoption?
- Is it too late to put my child up for adoption?
- Adoption vs. abortion — how do I know what’s right for me?
- What are my unplanned pregnancy options?