Putting up a baby for adoption in Irvine
Thinking of giving your baby up for adoption?
If you are in Irvine, California and considering adoption for your baby, we are here to support and assist you as you explore your options. We try not to use terms like “put up” or “give up” because those words have nothing to do with how we feel about the courageous choice of adoptive placement. However, these are also the most frequently used search terms for researching adoption and we want this information to reach everyone who needs it.
This page provides you with local resources and information about Pregnancy Resource Centers, Pregnancy Clinics/Family Planning providers, and hospitals in Irvine or around central and south Orange County with Birthing Centers.
We have additional information and resources for all of California on our California State Page.
Pregnancy Resource Centers in and near Irvine, California
If you think that you may be pregnant, having it confirmed as early as possible is important for both you and your baby. Pregnancy Resource Centers, sometimes also called “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” are usually not-for-profit clinics where you can go to take a free pregnancy test. If the test shows that you are pregnant, you can get a document (Proof of Pregnancy) that confirms this. The Proof of Pregnancy document is needed if you plan to apply for Medi-Cal coverage for your prenatal care.
Most Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not distribute contraceptives. Many are connected to pro-life organizations, so they are going to encourage you to either parent or consider adoption, however not all are religious. Pregnancy Resource Centers (or Crisis Pregnancy Centers) located in Orange County and near Irvine, California are:
Pregnancy Clinics and Low Cost Clinics Serving Irvine, California
Pregnancy Clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most aspects of prenatal care and family planning. They can perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute birth control. Orange County has a few clinics located near Irvine that provide prenatal care:
- Camino Health Center
- Clinica San Andreas Medical Group
- Laguna Beach Free Clinic
- Obria Medical Clinics
Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Irvine with limited financial resources is provided at Covered California.
Hospitals In Irvine And The Surrounding Orange County Area With Birthing Centers
There are three hospitals in or near Irvine that have birthing centers:
- Hoag Hospital Irvine
- Kaiser Permanente Orange County – Irvine Medical Center
- Saddleback Memorial Hospital – Memorial Care Health System
If you want to read more about adoption laws and regulations in both the United States and California, please visit our Adoption in California page to learn more and connect with legal professionals. You may also visit California Child Adoption Laws for more information.
Additional Local Resources
Adoption Information If You Are Pregnant in Irvine, California
You may have thought about adoption for your baby, or are still considering it, but are not sure where to start. We are here to assist you if you have questions about adoption or want to explore if it might be right for you and your baby.