Find An Agency
We have compiled three lists of California foster and adoption agencies in different formats:
How to Choose an Agency
- Lists of adoption agencies organized by county (English/Español):
Counties A-P in English (PDF - 335KB) / Condado A-P en Español (PDF - 414KB)
(Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas)
- Counties R-Z in English (PDF - 331KB) / Condado R-Z en Español (PDF - 414KB)
(Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba)
- Directory of Licensed California Adoption Agencies - This .pdf document, published by the California Department of Social Services, provides information about the types of adoption and the types of licenses issued by the state to adoption agencies. It also lists licensed State adoptions district offices; licensed county adoption offices; and licensed private, nonprofit adoption agencies. Listings are arranged alphabetically.
Download a guide with suggestions about what questions to ask agencies here.