Adoption overview

What Does a Private Adoption Look Like?

Our Values

Why can you trust The Sacramento adoption center?

At the Sacramento Adoption Center, LLC, openness and honesty are central to the adoption process. We make sure everyone’s interests are considered and that adoption plans are built on a foundation of mutuality and trust.

  • Birth parents and adopting parents are completely involved in the entire adoption process.
  • Birth parents choose their child’s adopting family.
  • Both families mutually decide how much future contact (involvement) they want to have.
  • Adopting parents are present when their child is born.
  • Child will be discharged directly to adopting parents from the hospital
Phase 1

Initial adoption consultation

We will schedule a private conference with you to learn what your adoption expectations are — and provide you with the information you’ll need to get started.

We will explain the different adoption procedures available to you and help you decide which process suits you best — with input from our in-house adoption attorney. We will describe how the Adoption Center becomes your advocate and we will answer all the questions you have about us, our services and the costs related to specific adoption plans.

The Sacramento Adoption Center, LLC is not an adoption agency or an adoption facilitator. Our services cut out the middle man to lower your over-all costs in the adoption process. Our adoptions are direct.

We look forward to bringing your little one into your heart and home. The fee for Phase 1 services is $350.00.

Phase 2

Adoption outreach

After adopting parents have registered as clients at the Sacramento Adoption Center, LLC, we will:

  • Identify with prospective adoptive parents the parameters of their adoption plan and acquire biographical and other information needed to facilitate a match with a birth mom
  • Secure pregnancy verification and medical reports documenting a birth mom’s health and baby’s health
  • Present information about prospective adoptive parents to birth parents
  • Help prospective adoptive parents prepare for birth parent contact
  • Assess birth mom (a) to determine her sincerity concerning the proposed adoptive placement and what her adoption expectations are; (b) to establish that her adoption decision is free of coercion; and (c) to acquire background information and health history
  • Document birth mother’s eligibility to receive Medi-Cal benefits
  • Assist in arranging meetings between prospective adoptive parents and birth mom
  • Provide information to birth mom and prospective adoptive parents about the legal aspects of the adoption plan prospective adoptive parents are considering with birth mom
  • Establish birth mom’s budget regarding adoption-related living expenses, if any, incurred post-match during pregnancy and the six-week to two-month period post-birth.
Phase 3

Case management

After adopting parents are chosen by birth mom to parent her child and have committed to proceed with her in adoption planning, we will

  • Maintain contact with birth and adopting parents to facilitate on-going adoption planning that meets everyone’s needs
  • Schedule and attend hospital tour and prenatal care/ultrasound appointments on dates and times convenient for everyone
  • Provide adopting parents with copies of birthing records and all medical records generated pre and post-birth
  • Interface with adoption counselor who may be asked to provide birth parent with adoption-related counseling
  • Supervise birth and placement process
  • Facilitate agreed-upon post-adoption contact, if any

After your match with a birth mom, you will want to choose an attorney with adoption expertise to help you finalize the legal aspects of your adoption plan. The attorney you choose will provide you with an Attorney-Client Fee Agreement applicable to the specific circumstances of your particular adoption plan.

The Sacramento Adoption Center’s in-house adoption attorney, Tom Volk, will provide you with a complete assessment of the legal aspects of any adoption plan you are considering. The fact that Tom provides you with the up-front legal assessment needed to ensure a good outcome does not in any way obligate you to choose him as the attorney who helps you finalize your adoption plan — although, under most circumstances, he will be available to do so, if that is your request.

Birth Parent Stories

Rachel's Story

Throughout my entire pregnancy, Tom and Alyssa were great! I love the laid back down-to-earth nature of Tom’s practice that is also coupled with a very professional attitude.

Tom and Alyssa actually care about their clients. Everyone’s needs are met. The Sacramento Adoption Center makes sure that the birth mother is doing her part. Alyssa came to all my pre-natal care appointments; and she scheduled the ultrasound exams and all the prenatal tests for me, including the tests for genetic disorders, drugs use and STDs.

Alyssa and Tom also take the time to ask about a birth parent’s background so the adopting parents can understand why a birthmom is choosing adoption for her baby… READ MORE>

The Sacramento Adoption Center truly understands its ok to recognize having a child for the first time, or maybe even the second time, may not be something you are ready for. 

Our caring, nurturing, educated private adoption team is available 24 hours a day to help guide you in this adoption process. We are here to help inform you every step of the way. 1-800-82-ADOPT

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