Relative Adoptions

Many children are adopted by a relative - someone related to the child by family ties or through a prior relationship connection.  Relative families have some needs that are different from families who adopt unrelated children. Most adoption agencies offer a a variety of professional services to help new relative caregivers manage the transition, access community resources for their new family, and provide continuing support to relative caregiving families. You may use our map of California agencies to locate an adoption agency and ask what relative adoption services the agency offers.