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Prospective adoptive parents begin the process by completing and submitting an Interest Form, and attending an orientation near you. Prospective families then complete a home study (family assessment), which includes documentation, criminal background checks, references, interviews, and parent education, and typically takes three to six months. There is no specific income requirement, and it is not necessary to own your own home.

Infant Adoption

For the placement of apparently healthy newborns, a prospective adoptive couple must have a stable marriage or relationship of at least two years duration and must reside in California. Single parent applicants are also eligible. Applicants are typically within their normal child rearing years, and profiles of potential adoptive parents are presented to possible birth parents who are receiving counseling through Seneca. Most birth parents request an initial face-to-face meeting and may wish negotiation of certain medical and other expenses as well as varying degrees of openness over time. Please submit an Interest Form to learn more.


Families that were separated at the border have endured unfathomable trauma, the ramifications of which may be lifelong. In this moment, more than ever, we need your support. Seneca's Todo Por Mi Familia initiative connects thousands of families impacted by the Zero Tolerance Policy with free mental health services. Donate today to provide emergency relief to these families who need assistance to get back on their feet.

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