Adopt a Baby in California – Private Agency Adoption with FCCA

“I want to adopt a baby.”

If you have had this thought, domestic infant adoption may be the right path for you. Domestic infant adoption, also called private adoption, is the voluntary placement of a baby for adoption by his or her birth parents. This type of adoption allows hopeful parents to bond with their child from birth and to experience all of the special moments and milestones of infanthood.

FCCA works with expectant mothers throughout the United States to assist them during the pregnancy, to help them select an appropriate family for the child, and to witness all the necessary signatures on the required legal documents after the birth.  In addition, FCCA provides home study, post-placement and finalization services for any families pursuing domestic infant adoption, including families in our international and fos-adopt programs.

Here is more information about adopting a baby in California, and the services FCCA can provide along the way.

How to Adopt a Baby: The Infant Adoption Process

Once you have decided that adopting an infant is the right choice for your family, your next question is likely, “How do I adopt a baby?”

Adopting a newborn baby is an exciting and rewarding experience; it is also a complex process that requires the services of experienced adoption professionals. Here is more information about how to adopt an infant with FCCA:

While the baby adoption process can be long and overwhelming at times, it will all be worth it when you hold your child for the first time. If you want to adopt a baby with FCCA, please contact us for additional information about our domestic adoption program, as well as your other options when looking to adopt a baby in California.

How Much Does it Cost to Adopt a Baby?

Because of the number of services and professionals required to adopt a newborn baby in the United States, domestic infant adoption costs can be significant; on average, a family can expect to pay about $41,532 total when adopting through an agency. However, adoption costs can vary significantly based on a number of factors.

Families who are hoping to adopt a newborn infant through FCCA generally pay about $15,000 for our services. This fee includes:

In addition to these fees, families are often asked to pay the birth mother’s living and medical expenses, which can vary based on her individual circumstances.

While adopting a baby in the U.S. can be expensive, there are many grants, loans, tax credits and other adoption financing options available to families hoping to adopt an infant.

To learn more about FCCA’s domestic adoption program, fees and services, please contact us to schedule a free consultation or attend one of our upcoming adoption information sessions.