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This is the self-help section for Adoption. Adoption is the taking of a child into a family, creating a parent to child relationship, and giving him or her all the rights and privileges of a natural child, including the right to inherit as if the child were the adopter's natural child.

Juvenile Q&A
External Resources/Links for Adoptions:
Office/Service Description Resource
California Courts Self-Help Center The Judicial Council provides the California Courts website Adoption Self-Help Center to help with answers to your questions about the Adoption process. View Website
Los Angeles County Children and Family Services The Los Angeles County Children and Family Services Adoption and Permanency Resources Division is to recruit, study, prepare and support foster and adoptive families who can provide healthy, stable, loving temporary and permanent homes to children that cannot safely live with their birth parents. View Website

Find a Lawyer (External Websites):
Office/Service Description Resource Contact Info: LawHelpCalifornia provides online information to help low and moderate income people find legal aid referrals & self-help resources.

LawHelpCalifornia DOES NOT provide direct legal services.
View Website (Los Angeles County Bar Association) The Los Angeles County Bar Association offers a Lawyer Referral and Information Service on View Website Phone: 213-243-1525
Los Angeles County Bar Association The Los Angeles County Bar Association provides a lawyer referral service and information on common legal issues in both English and Spanish. View Website Address:
1055 West Seventh Street Suite 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90017-2577
Phone: 213.627.2727
The State Bar of California The California State Bar Association offers listings of certified county programs that provide lawyer referrals. View Website
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