Independent Adoption Center Client Assistance Information 

The California Department of Social Services is reviewing all active adoption case files provided to the Department regarding the Independent Adoption Center.

Active Adoption Cases

If you have a child placed in your home and have not completed the adoption process the Department of Social Services can assist you in finalizing the adoption. Please, contact the Department’s Adoption Services Bureau at (916) 651-8089 or the CDSS Adoptions Office serving your county.

If you are in the process of completing, or have completed, your adoption home study with the Independent Adoption Center, you may wish to contact another adoption agency or an adoption attorney to determine the next steps for continuing your adoption process. For your convenience we have provided a list of private adoption agencies in California.

 The Department of Social Services and the counties of Alameda, Los Angeles, and San Diego, also provide services related to independent adoptions and are available to help.

Closed Adoption Cases

If you were a client of the Independent Adoption Center and have completed an adoption in California, the Department has secured the case files.

For more information, please call the Adoptions Services Bureau at (916) 651-8089.
Adoptions Services Bureau
744 P Street, MS 8-12-31
Sacramento, CA 95814

Technical Assistance for Adoption Agencies, County Adoption Workers, or other Adoption Professionals

If you are an adoption professional and need technical assistance in processing an adoption case involving the Independent Adoption Center, or acquiring information regarding an active adoption case involving the Independent Adoption Center, please contact the Adoptions Policy Unit at (916) 657-1858.

Adoptions Services Bureau
744 P Street, MS 8-12-31
Sacramento, CA 95814

Media

If you are a member of the media and have questions regarding the Independent Adoption Center please contact the Department’s Office of Public Affairs and Outreach Programs at (916) 657-2268.