How You Can Complete an Adoption in Carlsbad

If you’re looking for a Carlsbad adoption professional to help you add a new member to your family, look no further than FCCA. With over 30 years of experience and a local office for your convenience, our professionals are available to help support you throughout your adoption in Carlsbad and elsewhere in Southern California.

When you contact us about completing an adoption in Carlsbad, we will provide the information and education you need to make the best family-building choice for your situation, whatever it is. If you decide that an adoption with our agency is the right path, we can help you get started whenever you’re ready.

For detailed information about our adoption agency services, you can call our Carlsbad office at 760-730-9576. In addition to an initial adoption consultation, our local professionals offer foster care information sessions and training classes each month (you can view that schedule here). Please feel free to attend one of our information sessions at our office, located at:

2815 Jefferson Street, Suite 301, Carlsbad, CA 92008

We’ve also detailed the basics of our Carlsbad adoption programs below for you to learn more.

 

How FCCA Can Serve as Your Adoption Agency in Carlsbad

If you’re considering adopting a child in Carlsbad, FCCA offers three primary adoption programs to make that happen: “fos-adopt” (adoptions from foster care), private infant adoptions, and our international adoption program. We also assist with step-parent adoptions, adult adoptions, guardian adoptions, and relative adoptions.

Whichever of these adoption processes you choose, and whether you work with FCCA as your Carlsbad adoption agency or not, you will need to complete a home study investigation before you can adopt a child in California. Because we are licensed in every county of the state, we can help you complete your home study investigation. To get started on that process, certain pre-adoption education classes are required by state law; view a schedule of them here.

To help you decide which program might be right for your family, here is a more detailed description of our primary programs:

 

Adoption from Foster Care in Carlsbad

At FCCA, we love placing waiting foster children for adoption into permanent, supportive families. Our professionals can complete every aspect of your “fos-adopt” process, including training, matching, home studies and post-placement requirements. The children placed through this program are usually older or in sibling groups (or both), and have some emotional needs as a result of the difficult family circumstances that caused them to enter foster care. FCCA provides the specialized training developed by the Trust-Based Relational Intervention Program to provide you with the skills needed to help these children blossom and heal.

With FCCA’s program for low-legal-risk foster care adoption in Carlsbad, no additional adoption professional is usually needed to complete your adoption process — you can complete the whole process directly with FCCA.

 

Infant Adoption in Carlsbad

FCCA can help you adopt an infant through an independent adoption or an agency adoption process. Due to the large number of families hoping to adopt infants, we encourage you to simultaneously work with a matching service to more quickly find an adoption opportunity with extensive advertising and outreach to locate prospective birth mothers. We do caution families about working with unlicensed, online-only entities that charge expensive upfront fees that are non-refundable. A reputable matching service is usually licensed as an adoption agency in at least one state, or run by an experienced adoption attorney, such as the following:

Once you are matched with a prospective birth mother, FCCA will help you complete the legal steps needed for your adoption. While not always needed, FCCA can also connect you with an experienced adoption attorney to assist with any complex legal needs that exceed the services we offer.

 

International Adoption in Carlsbad

FCCA can help you with your international adoption plans. We have a direct placement program for special needs children in Hong Kong, as well as a relative adoption program for Nigeria. To adopt from another country, FCCA will provide your adoption home study, and will connect you with a Hague-accredited adoption agency that has a placement program in your desired country. These professionals will educate you about their different international adoption programs, help you find an adoption opportunity and coordinate the travel of your child into the United States. Some state-wide international adoption agencies to consider include:

Once you return to the United States, FCCA can assist you with completing the post-placement supervision, as well as the paperwork and court process to have your adoption legally recognized in the U.S.

 

Additional Adoption Services in Carlsbad

Some prospective adoptive parents already have an existing parent-child relationship with the child they wish to adopt. FCCA regularly assists families like yours with relative adoptions, step-parent adoptions, adult adoptions, and adoptions by legal guardians. If your case requires additional specialized assistance, such as an experienced adoption attorney, we can provide you with referrals.

 

Start Your Carlsbad Adoption Today

Wherever you are at in your adoption journey, know that FCCA is here to provide the information and assistance you need to have a successful adoption in Carlsbad. If you have questions about how adoption works or our particular adoption programs, please do not hesitate to call our Carlsbad office at 760-730-9576. When you’re ready, we can help you move forward with the appropriate family-building process.