How You Can Complete an Adoption in San Luis Obispo

Adoption is a beautiful way of bringing a child into your family, no matter which process you go through to do so. But, because there are so many types of adoption processes and different adoption professionals, adoption can also be complicated and seem almost overwhelming at the start.

With the help of FCCA's experienced adoption professionals, however, you can complete an adoption in San Luis Obispo without stressing over the complicated details, hidden nuances, and the practical and legal aspects of the process. With almost 35 years of experience, our local SLO office location can support you throughout your San Luis Obispo adoption process. Our professionals are available to help you find the family-building path that’s best for you and to help start your adoption whenever you’re ready.

If you ever have any questions about adoption in San Luis Obispo, you can call our local office at 805-542-9084 or visit us at:

1540 Marsh St., Suite 130, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

 

How FCCA Can Serve as Your Adoption Agency in San Luis Obispo

FCCA has helped thousands of people become parents through many adoption processes. Before you even begin with a San Luis Obispo adoption program at our agency, our professionals will speak to you about your adoption goals and preferences to help you determine which adoption process is right for your individual situation. We offer low-risk foster-care adoptions, domestic infant adoptions, international adoptions, and assistance with step-parent, adult and relative adoptions. FCCA can also complete guardianship adoptions for those who are already legal guardians of a child and wish to legalize this parent-child relationship.

FCCA’s most frequently used service is helping prospective adoptive parents complete home study investigations, which are required by California law. These investigations involve a trained social worker visiting an adoptive family’s home for interviews of all household members. No matter where you live in San Luis Obispo or beyond, our home study program will include the state-required training, as well as a home visit and personal interviews by an adoption professional. FCCA can provide these home study services for families working with our agency, as well as those working with other agencies, attorneys, or adoption programs.

The following is a description of our most popular adoption programs:

 

Foster Care Adoption

FCCA is perhaps best known for its “fos-adopt” program, which places children who are in the foster care system with a permanent family for adoption. These are adoptions with 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 of children located in San Luis Obispo, throughout California, and even in other states. Our professionals will guide you through every step of the process, using 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.

 

Infant Adoptions in San Luis Obispo

Whether completed with the assistance of an adoption agency or independently, prospective adoptive parents wishing to adopt a baby in San Luis Obispo can count on FCCA to assist them with that process. To more quickly locate an adoption opportunity, you may wish to work simultaneously with a professional matching service that has a larger advertising outreach. However, families must be careful not to work with unlicensed entities that often charge large, non-refundable fees upfront. Reputable matching services are usually licensed as an adoption agency in at least one state or run by experienced adoption attorneys, such as the following entities:

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 Agencies in San Luis Obispo

FCCA’s international adoption program offers direct placements of special needs children from Hong Kong, as well as relative adoptions from Nigeria. If you are looking to adopt a special needs child from Hong Kong, or a relative from Nigeria, FCCA can provide direct placement services. 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 San Luis Obispo

FCCA can help you complete several other types of adoption, such as adoptions by legal guardians, stepparent adoptions, adult adoptions, and relative adoptions. If you are looking to complete one of these adoptions in San Luis Obispo, we encourage you to contact FCCA for a free consultation.

 

Start Your San Luis Obispo Adoption Today

Wherever you are at in your San Luis Obispo adoption process, the adoption professionals at FCCA can provide you the information and advice you need to make the best choice for your family. Learn more about our agency’s adoption processes and the information sessions and parenting classes we offer by calling our local office at 805-542-9084.