How to Complete an Adoption in San Luis Obispo

Adoption is a way to make sure a child has a loving family. Whether you are thinking about placing a baby for adoption or adopting a baby, we can help. You deserve the best adoption experience, and that's what you'll have with us.

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With the help of FCCA's experienced adoption professionals, you can complete an adoption in San Luis Obispo without the common stresses like:

  • Hidden nuances
  • Complicated details
  • Practical and legal aspects

With almost 35 years of experience, our local office location can support you throughout your adoption in San Luis Obispo. If you have any questions about adoption in San Luis Obispo, you can call 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

We have helped thousands of people become parents through our various adoption programs, such as:

But we are not limited to the help we can offer you. We also assist with: 

  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Adult adoptions 
  • Relative adoptions
  • Guardianship adoption in San Luis Obispo

Our professionals are available to help you find the family-building path that’s best for you whenever you’re ready.

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 case.

Our most frequently used service is helping prospective adoptive parents complete the home study. This legal requirement involves a trained social worker visiting an adoptive family’s home for interviews of all household members to ensure the family is prepared to bring home a child.

We can offer home study services to almost all prospective adoptive parents, whether you are adopting in San Luis Obispo through our agency or with the assistance of another adoption agency, attorney or adoption program.

Below, you will find the primary adoption programs FCCA offers prospective adoptive families seeking an adoption in San Luis Obispo:

Foster Care Adoption in San Luis Obispo

You can give a waiting child the loving family they need through foster care adoption in San Luis Obispo. We are perhaps best known for our “fos-adopt” program, which places children who are in the foster care system with a permanent family.

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 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 heal and grow.

And because our agency is licensed in every county of California, we can complete a foster care adoption in San Luis Obispo and throughout California.

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 foster to adopt in San Luis Obispo, including:

International Adoption in San Luis Obispo

International adoption is a way for hopeful parents to adopt a child from a different country. Our international adoption program — partnered with Mother’s Choice offers direct placements of children with disabilities from Hong Kong, as well as relative adoptions from Nigeria.

Families adopting in Modesto that are interested in a Hong Kong adoption 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 San Luis Obispo from another country, we will provide your adoption home study and will connect you with Hague-accredited adoption agencies in San Luis Obispo that have a placement program in your desired country.

Some international adoption agencies in San Luis Obispo and around California you can consider include:

These professionals will help you find an adoption opportunity and coordinate the travel of your child into the U.S.

Once you return to the United States, 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 San Luis Obispo

If you dream of adopting a newborn baby, then the right alternative family building method for you may be a domestic infant adoption in San Luis Obispo.

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. This is an opportunity that is not as likely with other types of adoption in San Luis Obispo. 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 guidance you need to adopt a baby in San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo Adoption Today

If you would like more information about completing an adoption in San Luis Obispo (and more specifically about FCCA’s adoption programs), please contact our local office at 805-542-9084. You should receive guidance on how to manage service costs and understand adoption timelines.

Our adoption professionals can answer any questions you have and share the most updated schedule for upcoming adoption information sessions and preparation classes.

When you decide to move forward with your adoption in San Luis Obispo, 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.