California Adoption >> Oakland Agencies>> FAMILY BUILDERS BY ADOPTION


  • Agency Name
  • Agency Location
  • 401 GRAND AVE., SUITE #400
    OAKLAND, CA 94610
  • Contact Phone
  • (510) 272-0204
  • Contact Name
  • License Number
  • 15201981
  • Services Offered
  • Adoption Through Foster Care; Family Advocacy/Family Acceptance Projects; LGBT Family Support; Support For Families
  • Description
  • Family Builders is here to help find permanent, loving families for children and youth in the foster care system - that's our only goal. We connect children with individuals and couples who can provide safe, stable, nurturing families. Our services are free and confidential, and include adoption, foster care, and other forms of permanency. We have experience working with all types of children, youth, and families. Family Builders welcomes traditional families; single-parent families; both men and women; gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender families; transracial and multiracial families; and all other families as prospective adoptive parents. Family Builders is committed to serving all families equally with dignity and respect. We provide all services in English and Spanish and welcome monolingual Spanish-speaking families. We do not discriminate on the basis of the fact or perception of a person’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, height, weight, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic partner status, parental status, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, medical status or disability, or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or HIV status. Family Builders has been providing services and programs for children and families since 1976.
  • Adoption Process
  • 1. Make the Call. Call us at 510-272-0204 or email us. One of our social workers will tell you about the children and our process, ask you a few questions, and give you the schedules of our orientations so you can take the next step. 2. Come meet us. Come to an orientation after your conversation with a social worker. Orientations in English are held on the first Saturday of the month at the Family Builders Oakland office, 10AM-12PM, and every second Tuesday 6-8PM at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco. We host orientations in Spanish as requested. Feel free to bring a person to whom you will be looking for support during and after the process. You’ll learn more about what it is like to adopt a child who is in foster care. One of our social workers will talk with you about the process, how long it takes, and what is required. Of course, there will be time for your questions as well. 3. Intake Meeting. The intake meeting is held in your home with a Family Builders social worker. We will discuss the type of child for whom you would be the most appropriate match, and we will begin to get to know you. We will ask about who lives in your home, what you do for work and fun, how your extended family might feel about your decision to adopt, your beliefs about child rearing, and more. 4. Training and Home study. After the intake interview, our Family Developer will contact you about paperwork and fingerprinting, and you will be invited to participate in our training program (PRIDE,) which must be completed prior to a homestudy. While you are going through the training process, you will also be completing the required paperwork. Once you have turned in a majority of your paperwork you will meet with a social worker for home study interviews. The home study consists of a series of visits with you during which we ask you questions so we may make a thorough assessment of such issues as your: Marital and relationship history; Living Env
  • District Office
  • District Office Phone
  • (408) 324-2112

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