Adoption Referral

In late 2023 a bill, AB 120, passed in California prohibiting adoption facilitation. We have served the North State for 30 years as adoption facilitators and are working towards licensure so we can continue to serve our communities.

The following statement is from California Department of Social Services:

All Adoption facilitators who were on the Adoption Facilitator Registry as of July 1, 2023, must cease operation on or before December 31, 2023. As of January 1, 2024, a person or entity operating or providing adoption facilitator services in California is prohibited. Common practices and services undertaken by adoption facilitators: arranging contact between birth parent(s) and prospective adoptive parents; advertising for the purpose of soliciting parties to an adoption; locating children for an adoption; acting as an intermediary between the parties to an adoption; and charging a fee or other valuable consideration for services rendered. As of January 1, 2024, only authorized persons or organizations specified in FC 8609 may advertise in any periodical or newspaper, by radio, or other public medium, that he, she, or it will place children for adoption, or accept, supply, provide, or obtain children for adoption, or that causes any advertisement to be published in or by any public medium soliciting, requesting, or asking for any child or children for adoption is guilty of a misdemeanor. Any person, other than a birth parent, or any organization, association, or corporation that, without holding a valid and unrevoked license to place children for adoption issued by the department, places any child for adoption is guilty of a misdemeanor.