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Berkeley Adoption Agencies

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BERKELEY, CA 94703 | (510) 601-0203

A Better Way empowers children and families to develop the insights, life skills, and permanent relationships that promote their social, emotional, educational and economic well- being. A Better Way believes that children flourish in stable and permanent homes. Currently, there are approximately 56,000 children in foster care in the state of California, and 4,100 children in foster care living in the Bay Area. These children need permanent families to ensure a healthy upbringing and positive adulthood. A Better Way recruits, trains, and supports families who are open to sharing their lives, particularly with older (age 6+) children, and becoming a permanent connection with them through adoption. We support individuals and families that wish to adopt by working to match them with a child, guiding them through the bureaucratic and legal requirements, and helping to prepare them emotionally as they transition from the foster care system to a loving adoptive family. After the adoption is finalized, A Better Way continues its services to help integrate and stabilize the new family and keep this connection with the family until the child reaches age 21. Our skilled staff members guide families through the adoption process for children who are in foster care. The process includes pre-adoption services (initial orientation, comprehensive training, home study, paperwork support) and post-adoption services (behavioral health services, referrals and parenting groups). Our goal is to prepare families to meet the needs of children and create healthy, thriving, permanent families. A Better Way welcomes traditional and non-traditional families including married or partnered couples; single individuals; gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender families; transracial and multiracial families.

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