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A variety reasons motivate people and families to adopt a child or children out of orphanages and foster care and raise them as their own children. Among those reasons are the medical inability to have children and a desire to bring the feeling of a family to another individual. Below are some terms to be familiar with when preparing your family for the adoption process.

  • Addiction – The state enslaved to a habit or practice. In many cases the statistics state that a large part of mothers who gave up their children were battling narcotics addictions.
  • Narcotic – Any of a class of substances that blunt the sense, such as alcohol, opium and cocaine. The rate of newborn addictions is startling. Newborn children are born addicted to narcotics because they pick up the drug in the womb from their mother.
  • Clinic – A place for the treatment of nonresident patients at low cost. Often young mothers get treatment and information provided to them about pregnancy as well as giving adoption consent at clinics.
  • Orphanage – An institution or organization for kids without parents.
  • Foster – To bring up or raise. Often foster care is a temporary guardian for kids who are looking for permanent homes and families. For the service they provide foster parents are provided with payments by the state’s child welfare program.
  • Welfare - A governmental agency service that provides funds and aid to people in need including state dependents such as children. Children leave the state welfare program for kids at the age of eighteen nationwide.
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    Northern California Family Center
    2244 Pacheco Blvd, Martinez, CA 94553
    Northern California Family Center offers foster care, runaway youth, youth programs in Richmond, CA.
    (925) 370-1990
    Berea Apostolic Group Home
    524 S Golden Gate Ave, Stockton, CA 95205
    (209) 464-9520
    Home At Last Inc-Stockton
    245 Dorris Pl, Stockton, CA 95204
    (209) 946-0800
    Aspiranet
    555 W Benjamin Holt Dr Ste 400, Stockton, CA 95207
    (209) 478-9862
    Familiesfirst
    2291 W March Ln, Stockton, CA 95207
    (209) 954-3000
    Family Connections Foster Care Inc
    4422 N Pershing Ave Ste D9, Stockton, CA 95207
    (209) 956-9590
    Family Connections Foster Care
    4410 N Pershing Ave Ste C7, Stockton, CA 95207
    (209) 956-9595
    California Foster Families Inc
    520 Carolyn Weston Blvd, Stockton, CA 95206
    (209) 234-8663
    Agape Villages Foster Family
    123 Sycamore Ave Ste 201, Manteca, CA 95336
    (209) 824-5365
    Families for Children
    7488 Shoreline Dr Ste A1, Stockton, CA 95219
    (209) 956-1211
    Foster Carefmly Extention
    3031 W March Ln, Stockton, CA 95219
    (209) 956-9217
    Environmental Alternatives Foster Family Agency
    525 W Kettleman Ln, Lodi, CA 95240
    (209) 369-1939
    Locus Parentis Inc
    10511 N Shelton Rd, Linden, CA 95236
    (209) 786-1700
    Safe Harbor Family Services
    2937 Veneman Ave Ste B250, Modesto, CA 95356
    (209) 491-5400
    V B R Foster Family Agency Inc Counseling Services
    72 W 11th St, Tracy, CA 95376
    (209) 830-6394


    Foster care services are generally intended to be short-term housing solutions for children of all ages, who have been displaced from their home. When a minor is made a ward of the government, because they have been given up for adoption or taken away from abusive parents, the child may stay with a foster family on a temporary basis until a permanent housing placement is made. Reunification with the child's biological parents, legal adoption, and permanent transfer of guardianship are all considered permanent placements in the eyes of the government. Minors who have been referred to a foster care agency are usually monitored by a social worker from the human services department in their particular state. This system ensures the child is receiving the proper support, protection, and day-to-day care from an upstanding family until a permanent situation becomes available. Foster parents require state certification, and will usually receive a stipend from the state or from a charitable foundation for their services. While the minor remains in foster care, all legal decisions pertaining to his or her wellbeing is made by the state, via the child protection agency. A child may voluntarily or involuntarily go into foster care for a number of reasons. If the biological parents are undergoing addiction treatment in a rehabilitation program, are deceased, or simply unwilling to care for a minor child, the said minor may then be placed in the private home of a state certified caregiver. If the biological family can overcome their problems and prove that home life has changed for the better, the state may grant reunification.
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