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Adoptive Family Information
Are you an adoptive parent searching to adopt a newborn baby? Our team of adoption professionals are here to help you create a personalized adoption plan that is right for you! For over two decades, Chicks in Crisis (CiC) has been one of the premier domestic adoption facilitators in the Greater Sacramento area, specializing in both independent and collaborative agency adoptions.
Our resources are extensive, including direct outreach to birth parents, hospitals, clinics and physicians throughout the Greater Sacramento area. Birth parents can contact our staff 24 hours a day, via e-mail, texting, social media, or in person. Our case workers maintain a strong personal relationship with birth parents and provide exceptional resources for them throughout the adoption process and beyond.
Our dedicated team of professionals will guide you through every step of the adoption process. Our professional team is comprised of attorneys and case workers, trauma therapists, agencies, doctors, hospitals, and birth parent coordinators.
Together, we will create a personalized adoption plan that is right for you and then professionally manage every aspect of that plan. Families choose CiC for our dedication, passion, professionalism, pre – post birth mother placement and our overwhelming success rate in building families through adoption.
Birth parents must demonstrate a commitment to their adoption plan and are screened prior to our clients deciding to pursue a specific adoption plan. Our clients have the peace of mind to know that every detail of their adoption will be created and managed from within our program and that our team of adoption professionals will be involved from the beginning of their adoption journey to finalizing their adoption.
Contact our office at 916-441-1243 if you are interested in learning more about our open adoption facilitation services.
Are you pregnant, scared, considering adoption?
If so, Chicks in Crisis (CiC) was created to give YOU, the birth mother a voice, choices and respect when it comes to the future of your baby. We have servicing the community for over 20 years and we are one of the top domestic adoption facilitators specializing in newborn baby adoptions in the Greater Sacramento area.
We facilitate open adoptions, which means – it’s your baby, your plan. Our goal is to help you create a unique adoption plan that is right for you. Our birth mother advisors are expert problem solvers and advocates who are available 24 hours a day to speak with you. We are proud of the wonderful pre-screened adoptive families we have for you to consider, and provide immediate assistance with living expenses, housing, medical, legal, and counseling needs. CiC is dedicated to assisting teens and women in creating a personalized adoption plan based solely on what is important to YOU!
Frequently Asked Questions
I’m sure you have questions about the adoption process, time lines and expectations. Whether you’re searching for the perfect family for your baby, have questions about living expenses or post placement, look no further – we can help you overcome those fears by always answering your questions honestly.
Does this cost me anything?
No! There is no cost to you for the adoption. The adoptive family you select will pay for any costs related to the adoption process.
Can the adoptive family help me financially?
Yes, they can! California allows for adoptive parents to help with pregnancy related expenses. Our adoption attorney will create a budget and pay your expenses out of a trust account. If you are 7 months or further along, your rent, food, transportation, clothing and cell phone bill can be covered up to 6 weeks after delivery.
What happens if I don’t have transportation to doctor or other appointments?
No worries there either! If you live in the Greater Sacramento area, you will have a birth mother coordinator take you to all your pregnancy related appointments. We make these appointments fun, which means you can count on going to Starbucks, eating healthy, getting pedicures and massages! We will spoil you and help reduce your stress level during this difficult time.
Can I choose my adoptive parents?
Yes, absolutely! Remember, it’s your baby, your adoption plan. You choose the adoptive parents and have contact throughout the pregnancy. You can tell us what is important to you in a family and we will present you with profiles of families that match your preferences.
What happens once I pick my adoptive family?
Once you choose a family and you’re ready to move forward with your adoption plan, it is considered a “match.” You will most likely speak with your adoptive family on a regular basis until the baby is born. We can arrange to meet with your adoptive family and spend time getting to know each other.
What if I have an open CPS case?
If you have an open CPS case and they plan on taking your baby into custody, you can make an adoption plan before birth or before you leave the hospital. It’s your right to say where your baby goes, we can help you have that voice and make a plan you can be proud of. Pick your baby’s parents before the county picks them for you!
What’s the difference between adoption and foster care?
YOU! You have the opportunity to keep your baby from the foster care system by choosing your baby’s family. In foster care, you have no say, no contact – in open adoption, you have contact and the child knows how much you loved them by choosing a family to give them the future you know they deserve.
What happens when I go into labor?
Give us a call! If you need a ride to the hospital, our birth mother coordinator or adoption facilitator will pick you up. If you have selected a family prior to going into labor, you can call them or we can call and we will make sure they get to the hospital.
What happens if I go into labor and don’t have a family?
If you go into labor and have not selected a family, it’s okay. You can call our office and give us your preference on a family. Our adoption facilitator will come to the hospital and show you profiles of families who match your preferences. Once you choose, we will have the family of your choice at the hospital as soon as possible!
What happens after the baby is born?
We will work with you on a hospital plan prior to giving birth so everyone knows your wishes with regards to contact with the baby and family while in the hospital. You will remain in the hospital for 24 – 72 hours before you are released. The adoptive family will be at the hospital with you and the baby, if you desire. You are able to have as much or as little access to the baby as you like.
What happens when I’m being discharged from the hospital?
The hospital social worker will meet with you to sign a hospital release form, AD22. This form releases the baby to leave the hospital with the adoptive family. Once you’re released from the hospital, our birthmother coordinator will take you home and your baby will go home with the adoptive family.
Will I have contact with the adoptive family after I leave the hospital?
Yes! Before the baby is born, we will sit down and create a post placement adoption agreement contract. This contact arrangement contract is mutually agreed upon with your adoptive family regarding contact after the baby is born. The post contact agreement will outline future contact regarding phone calls, pictures and letters – it will be filed with the adoption petition and becomes a valid contract.
Will anybody find out about the adoption?
No way! Adoption proceedings are confidential. If you do not want your family or friends to know, that is your choice. You may tell whoever you want; it is not up to us to tell anyone your private business. Adoption records are sealed, therefore, no one can pay for a record search – they do not exist to the general public.
Will my child go to the county or foster care?
No! Your child will go home directly with the adoptive family you selected.
Where are you located?
Our office is located in Elk Grove, California. But we work all over the USA!
Have any more questions? Don’t hesitate to contact 916-275-6699, we’re here to help you, no question is off limits.