Hand in Hand Foundation


Our Services

Information and Q&A meetings

We provide multiple opportunities to explore the possibilities of adoption. It is our goal to provide accurate information for making an informed decision as a lifetime commitment.

Home Study and Certification

All adoptions require a home study. Our home studies focus upon your personal strengths once accepted into our program. We certify our families either in our Fost/Adopt program, or as private Adoptive parents.

Matching families and children

Infants and children are most often referred to us through the Social Services of California, but are also referred through the private means of a birth mother carrying a baby to term. We in turn represent our families to county adoption workers to determine the best matches possible.

Foster Family Coaching

A majority of our families accept children placed in their homes from the social service system. Becoming acertified foster families reduces the transitions of homes a child will be placed in before they have permanency. We come along side our families to coach them through the phases leading to a successful adoption.

Interface to Social Service Agencies

Working within the boundaries of the social service system can be overwhelming. We have found there is greater safety for all involved as we cooperate toward achieving the same goals of building strong and loving families. It is our reputation among many adoption workers through out the Bay area that has resulted in smooth and successful adoptions.

Adoptive Parent Training

We provide ongoing training on a variety of subjects regarding parenting and child development. This training takes place in seminars, workshops, and in the adoptive placement homes. Our purpose is smooth out the challenges and learn from the struggles for building a new family unit.

Adoption Finalization

Our greatest joy comes in sharing the day of finalizing our families adoptions. Each one is unique, but all are meaningful. It is our hope to maintain ongoing relationships with our families. They are invaluable assets for encouraging our ongoing families at various phases of the adoption process.

Support Groups and Aftercare

We see our families as being an extension of who we are and the vision we hold as a placement agency. We chose to provide personalized services for a quality result in the lives of the children and families entrusted to us. We encourage and provide ongoing relationship with our families in aftercare and support groups.