How to Complete an Adoption in Sacramento

Every child deserves a loving family, and that can happen through adoption. Completing a Sacramento adoption requires support from an experienced professional, and we are here to help.

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How FCCA Can Serve as Your Adoption Agency in Sacramento

Adoption is a life-changing process. While adoption has the potential to be long, overwhelming and frustrating, we believe you should feel confident and hopeful on your family building journey.

Because we have 35 years of experience, you can trust our guidance through your adoption process.

Our adoption professionals are always willing to talk about the Sacramento adoption services offered through our various programs, which include:

Additionally, we can assist prospective adoptive families with the following:

Home Study for Adoption in Sacramento

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 a Sacramento adoption through our agency or with the help of another adoption professional, our home study services are available to you as a prospective adoptive parent.

Below is a more complete description of our services and the primary adoption programs FCCA offers prospective adoptive families seeking a Sacramento adoption:

Foster Care Adoption in Sacramento

Foster care adoption in Sacramento is a way to give a waiting child the loving family they need — and that family could be you. We are most known for our “fos-adopt” program, which places children who are in the foster care system for adoption with a permanent family.

These adoptions have a low legal risk, which typically means the children available for adoption are older or in sibling groups, with some degree of disabilities. FCCA provides 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.

Because our agency is licensed in every county of California, we can complete foster care adoptions of children located in Sacramento and across the state. These adoptions are typically very low cost and almost always completed without the need for any outside professionals.

And currently, there are more than 55,000 children in foster care in California. So, 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 need to complete a Sacramento adoption through foster care, including:

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

International Adoption in Sacramento

There are millions of children around the world waiting for a family through adoption. If you feel called to adopt a child from another country, we offer 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 Sacramento adoption from Hong Kong 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 Sacramento 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. Some local international adoption agencies to consider are:

International adoption agencies in Sacramento 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 Sacramento

If you dream of adopting a newborn baby, then the best alternative family building method is a domestic infant adoption in Sacramento.

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 Sacramento. Open adoption has proven benefits for everyone in the adoption triad:

  • You
  • The child
  • The prospective birth parent

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

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

Start Your Sacramento Adoption Today

Adoption is a life-changing decision to make. We want to help you take your next step.

Our professionals are available to answer your questions and tell you more about Sacramento adoption when you contact our local office at 916-568-5966.

When you’re ready, we can also help you start your adoption process or refer you to an appropriate adoption professional that will meet your specific goals and preferences. We can also share our most updated schedule for upcoming adoption information sessions and preparation classes that will help you accomplish your adoption goals.