California Adoption >> San Diego Agencies>> WALDEN ENVIRONMENT, DBA. WALDEN FAMILY SERVICES


  • Agency Name
  • Agency Location
  • 6150 MISSION GORGE RD, STE 210
    SAN DIEGO, CA 92120
  • Contact Phone
  • (619) 584-5777
  • Contact Name
  • License Number
  • 374603094
  • Services Offered
  • Adoption; Foster Care
  • Description
  • Located near Qualcomm Stadium, our San Diego office is home not only to our Foster Family & Adoptions direct service staff, but it serves as our Corporate Office as well. Come visit “Walden’s Wall of Heroes” in our lobby and see the tiles honoring those who have supported our foster youth. The San Diego location also houses two quilts made by a retired employee where each square was designed by a member of Walden’s staff or by one of our foster parents or children. Our Walden Family Tree showcases photos of finalized adoptions and our new Forever Families. The beautiful weather in San Diego allows us to participate in many outdoor community activities throughout the year. We love Community Outreach! This year, Walden has participated in Chula Vista’s Day of the Child, YMCA Health Kids Day, Dia de San Ysidro, The Rock & Roll Marathon and San Diego’s LGBT Pride Festival to name a few. We also planned a fun-filled beach day for our Foster Youth – it was the first time at the beach for some of our kids! San Diego is also proud to offer many unique training opportunities to our certified foster & adoptive parents. In 2013, a former foster youth who is now an accomplished author came to speak to our foster parents and youth about his journey, a certified Drug & Alcohol counselor provided training on Substance Abuse Awareness, and we hosted a three week money management series for our parents, youth and emancipated youth.
  • Adoption Process
  • BECOMING A WALDEN PARENT - In order to become an adoptive parent with Walden, you must also become certified as a professional foster parent. COURT PROCESS FOR ADOPTIVE PLACEMENTS - Permanency Planning Hearing: Determine a plan for the child. The Court may determine adoption, legal guardianship or long-term foster care. A plan of adoption requires that parental rights be terminated at this hearing. State Acknowledgement: The County will submit documents to the State to release the child for adoption. Adoption Signing: The County sets up a meeting with the private agency adoption social worker (Walden adoption social worker). Finalization Process: Walden adoption social worker collaborates with the County to complete Court Finalization Paperwork. Court Finalization: The adoption is finalized in court, a new birth certificate if ordered and the adoptive family may use court papers for all legal purposes until a new birth certificate is received. MATCHING - Once you have become a certified adoptive parent, the matching process may begin. It is possible that a foster child in your home may become free for adoption and you will begin the process with this match. Otherwise, Walden will assist you with locating an adoptive match. This process very interactive and we will be in frequent contact with you to discuss potential matches. During the matching process, your home study and family book will be presented to county adoption workers throughout California. Walden adoption workers regularly attend meetings where county adoption workers from many counties gather to review the home studies and picture books of waiting adoptive families. In addition, we are in nearly constant contact with local and regional county adoption workers who are looking for possible matches for adoptive children. PLACEMENT - When a potential match has been identified, one of our adoption workers will accompany you to a Disclosure meeting or Telling with the county adoption worker. By law, the lega
  • District Office
  • SO. REGION AC/RES. (22)
  • District Office Phone
  • (714) 703-2840

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