How You Can Complete an Adoption in Modesto

Choosing to become parents through an adoption in Modesto is an exciting decision to make. For many, it’s a step toward finally becoming a family and experiencing the joys and challenges of parenthood.

If you decide that an adoption in Modesto is the right path for you, the adoption professionals at FCCA will provide you with the services you need. Whether that means completing one of our Modesto adoption programs or receiving a referral to another appropriate professional, we aim to help all prospective adoptive parents complete their family.

FCCA is licensed in every county in California and has six offices locations over the state; our main office is conveniently located in Modesto. You can call 209-524-8844 to speak with our adoption professionals. When you’re ready for an in-person meeting with our adoption experts, you can visit our office at:

1120 Tully Road, Modesto, CA 95350

 

How FCCA Can Serve as Your Adoption Agency in Modesto

FCCA offers services for many different types of adoptions. Our professionals can answer whatever questions you may have about each process to help you find the best program for you. In general, we have three adoption programs that you might consider: “fos-adopt” program to adopt from foster care, private domestic infant adoption and international adoption. We also offer assistance with stepparent adoptions, adult adoptions and relative adoptions.

Whatever kind of adoption you pursue, you will need to complete a home study investigation. This legal requirement ensures that a prospective adoptive family is prepared to bring home a child. FCCA can offer home study services to almost all prospective adoptive parents, whether or not you are completing a Modesto adoption through our agency or with the assistance of another adoption professional.

The following is a description of the primary adoption programs offered by FCCA:

 

Foster Care Adoption

FCCA is perhaps best known for its “fos-adopt” program, which places children who are in the foster care system for adoption with a permanent family. These adoptions are low-legal-risk, which typically means the children available for adoption are older or in sibling groups, with some degree of special needs. Our agency is licensed in every county of California, so we can complete foster care adoptions in Modesto and across the state. Our professionals will guide you through every step of the process. We provide you with the specialized training developed by the Trust-Based Relational Intervention Program to teach you the skills needed to help these children blossom and heal.

 

Infant Adoption Services for Modesto

FCCA can help you find an infant to adopt. However, sometimes the wait for an adoption opportunity may take longer than adoptive parents anticipate. If you want to find a prospective birth mother more quickly, you may consider working simultaneously with an adoption matching service. These professionals have large advertising outreaches to connect you with prospective birth mothers. Be sure to select a reputable service that does not charge exorbitant, non-refundable fees. Most ethical matching services are licensed as an adoption agency in at least one state, or they are managed by an experienced adoption attorney. The following are some reputable matching services that assist families with adopting an infant in Modesto:

 

Once you are matched with a prospective birth mother, FCCA will help you complete the finalization of your adoption. While not usually 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 Adoptions in Modesto

FCCA also offers international adoption agency services for direct placement of children from Hong Kong and for relative adoptions from Nigeria. To complete an international adoption from another country, FCCA can provide you with the required international adoption home study, and will also connect you with a Hague-accredited adoption agency that has placement programs in your desired country. Once the child has been placed into your care, FCCA can assist you with completing any necessary legal process to obtain a new birth certificate for the child.

Some international adoption agencies that serve families in Modesto include:

 

Additional Adoption Services in Modesto

FCCA can help you complete and file the legal paperwork needed for several other types of adoption, such as stepparent adoptions, adult adoptions and relative adoptions. If you are looking to complete one of these adoptions in Modesto, we encourage you to contact us at 209-524-8844 to ask about service costs and timelines. If your case requires additional outside professionals, such as an adoption attorney, or licensed mental health counselors, we can provide you with referrals.

 

Start Your Modesto Adoption Today

If you ever have questions about completing an adoption in Modesto (and specifically about FCCA’s adoption programs), please contact our local office at 209-524-8844. Our adoption professionals can answer any questions you have and share the most updated schedule for upcoming information sessions and adoption preparation classes. When you decide to move forward with your adoption process, we can help you get started with one of our adoption programs and connect you with any additional professionals you need in order to complete your adoption.