How to Complete an Adoption in Fresno

Whether you are pregnant and considering adoption or hoping to adopt a baby in Fresno, finding the right support for any prospective adoptive family is crucial. We can provide the support, services and guidance you need to complete a successful adoption process.

How FCCA Can Serve as Your Adoption Agency in Fresno

You can rest assured that we are dedicated to helping you find the right adoption process for you.

When you contact us, we will answer any questions you may have about our adoption processes to help you determine which program is best for your individual circumstance.

The most frequently accessed service that prospective adoptive parents use is the adoption home study.

California adoption laws require that all hopeful families must complete an adoption home study before finalizing an adoption. Whether you’re completing an adoption in Fresno through our agency or with the help of another adoption professional, our home study services are available to you as a prospective adoptive parent.

FCCA offers three primary paths to become parents through our Fresno adoption agency:

To learn more about our Fresno adoption agency, you can contact our local Fresno adoption office at 559-325-9388 or visit our location at:

7257 N. Maple, #101, Fresno, CA 93720

Below is a more complete description of those services and the primary adoption programs FCCA offers prospective adoptive families seeking an adoption in Fresno:

Foster Care Adoption in Fresno

There are hundreds of waiting children in California’s foster care system who need a family through adoption, and you could be that family. We are perhaps best known for our “fos-adopt” program, which places children who are in the foster care system for adoption with a permanent family.

Because our agency is licensed in every county of California, we can complete a foster care adoption in Fresno and across the state. And currently, there are more than 55,000 children in foster care in California. We partner with the California counties to match these children to adoptive families through our California Waiting Child Program.

From your first phone call through finalization, we provide all of the California adoption services families looking to foster to adopt in Fresno need to complete this program, including:

  • Child search
  • Home study services
  • In-depth pre-adoption training
  • Post-adoption services
  • Finalization and legal assistance

Our professionals will guide you through every step of the process for a Fresno County foster care adoption.

Additionally, adoptions through foster care are low legal-risk, which typically means the children available for adoption are older or in sibling groups, with some degree of disabilities. We provide you with the specialized training developed by the Trust-Based Relational Intervention Program, which will teach you the skills needed to help these children blossom and heal. 

International Adoption in Fresno

Families considering international adoption in Fresno often feel compelled by the needs of waiting children around the world. If you feel called to adopt a child from a different country, we provide international adoption agency services for direct placement of children with disabilities from Hong Kong through our partnership with Mother’s Choice and for relative adoptions from Nigeria.

Families that are interested in a Hong Kong adoption in Fresno may work directly with us throughout the entire adoption process, including all of the services listed above, plus:

  • Child referrals
  • Dossier assistance
  • Travel arrangements assistance

To complete an international adoption in Fresno from another country, we 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. The international adoption agencies in Fresno will help:

  • Educate you about their different international adoption programs
  • Find an adoption opportunity 
  • Coordinate the travel of your child into the United States

Once you return to the U.S., we 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.

Domestic Baby Adoption in Fresno

If you dream of adopting a newborn baby, then domestic infant adoption in Fresno is a great option for you.

In a domestic infant adoption, a prospective birth parent creates an adoption plan for their baby — typically during pregnancy. They work with an agency to find an amazing adoptive family (like you).

Once a prospective birth parent chooses you, then you’ll have the chance to get to know each other through open adoption — which is not as likely with other types of adoption in Fresno. Open adoption has proven benefits for you, the child and the prospective birth parent.

From your home study to placement and beyond, we can provide the guidance and support you need to adopt a baby in Fresno through domestic infant adoption. Our adoption program provides unique benefits to hopeful parents, like:

  • A short wait time
  • Financial protection
  • Fully licensed support

Additional Services for Adoption in Fresno

FCCA can help you complete the legal paperwork and set the court hearing for several other types of adoption, such as: 

If you are looking to complete one of these types of adoption in Fresno, we encourage you to contact FCCA for a free, no-obligation review of your case.

Additionally, FCCA holds information sessions and pre-adoption training classes every month. You can view the current schedule here

Start Your Fresno Adoption Today

Adoption is a life-changing decision to make.

Whether you’re ready to commit to your adoption in Fresno or you want to learn more about our 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 adoption information sessions and preparation classes.

Additionally, we will help you choose the family-building path that is right for you and will ensure that you work with the best people and agencies to accomplish your adoption goals.