International Adoption – California

California State InformationBelow is a list of helpful information for your adoption journey in California.

Child Abuse/ Neglect Central Registry Check

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING
CAREGIVER BACKGROUND CHECK BUREAU
744 P ST., MS 19-62
SACRAMENTO, CA 95814California Form

Secretary of State

Mailing Address/Agency Location:California Secretary of State
1500 11th Street
Sacramento, California 95814

California State Archives
1020 O Street
Sacramento, California 95814

General Information: (916) 653-6814

Secretary of State Home Page

Vital Records and Health Services

California Department of Health Services
Office of Vital Records
M.S. 5103
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410Send a check or money order (made payable to Office of Vital Records)

The fee for a birth certificate is $14. Please do not send cash when applying by mail.

The California Department of Public Health

State Police Check

California Department of Justice

USCIS Office

The following Local Office(s) service California:

  • Chula Vista Field Office
    This office is located at: 1261 3rd Avenue, Suite A Chula Vista, CA 91911. The San Diego Field Office also serves this area and is located at: 880 Front Street San Diego, CA 92101. For further information about the San Diego Field Office, please consult the listing for the San Diego office.
  • Fresno Field Office.
    This office is located at: 1177 Fulton Mall Fresno, CA 93721.
  • Imperial Field Office
    This office is located at: 509 Industry Way Imperial, CA 92251.
  • Los Angeles Field Office.
    This office is located at: 300 North Los Angeles Street Los Angeles, CA 90012.
  • Sacramento Field Office.
    This office is located at: 650 Capitol Mall Sacramento, CA 95814.
  • San Bernardino Field Office.
    This office is located at: 655 West Rialto Avenue San Bernardino, CA 92410.
  • San Diego Field Office.
    This office is located at: 880 Front Street San Diego, CA 92101. The Chula Vista Field Office also serves this area and is located at: 1261 3rd Avenue, Suite A Chula Vista, CA 91911. For further information about the Chula Vista Field Office, please consult the listing for the Chula Vista office.
  • San Francisco Field Office.
    This office is located at: 444 Washington Street San Francisco, CA 94111.
  • San Jose Field Office.
    This office is located at: 1887 Monterey Road San Jose, CA 95112.
  • Santa Ana Field Office.
    This office is located at: 34 Civic Center Plaza Santa Ana, CA 92701.

Home Study providers

Please consult your adoption consultant for a list of home study providers.

Medical Clinics

Children’s Hospital & Research Center at OaklandInternational Adoption Clinic
747 Fifty Second Street
Oakland, California 94609

Ph: 510-428-3010
Fax 510-450-5878

Adoption support groups

Adoption Support Group of Santa Monica
1452 26th Street #103
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 829-1438Central Coast Adoption Support Group
1718 Longbranch
Grover City, CA 93433
Phone: (805) 481-4086

Adoptive Family Therapeutic
and Educational Resources (AFTER)
South Bay Tower
3031 Tisch Road, Suite 306
San Jose, CA 95128-2541
Phone: (408) 554-2550
Toll-Free: (877) 332-3837

Children’s Bureau of
Southern California (CBSC)
11815 Riverside Drive
North Hollywood, CA 91607
Phone: (818) 985-8154
Toll-Free: (800) 730-3933

Fresno County Children and
Family Services. Department
of Social Services
2135 Fresno Street
4th Floor
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: (559) 262-4402

Kids & Families Together
856 E. Thompson Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001-2918
Phone: (805) 643-3734

Post Adoption Services Project
749 F Street
Arcata, CA 95521
Phone: (707) 826-9178RESOLVE of Greater Los Angeles Support Group (RGLA)
PO Box 8453
Calabasas, CA 91372
Phone: (818) 222-1335
Toll-Free: (866) 888-7452

Shasta County Department
of Social Services
P.O. Box 496005
1313 Yuba Street
Redding, CA 96049-6005
Phone: (530) 225-5791

United Community Caregivers
9849 Glade Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Phone: (818) 998-4481

Parents for Parents
1928 Dartmoor Dr
Lemongrove, CA 91945
Phone: 619-463-1389/619-464-0115

North County Adoptive Parent Association (NCAPA)
1667 Clearwater Pl
Encinitas, Ca 92024
Phone: (760) 635-7920