Adoption and Surrogacy

Although it's not as well documented as postpartum depression, Post-Adoption Depression (PADS) is not uncommon: In a 2012 study from Purdue University, between 18 and 26 percent of adoptive mothers (depending on the screening scale) reported depressive symptoms within the first year of bringing home a new baby or child. (Rates for the small number of adoptive fathers also surveyed were similar.)" Read more.


The California Association of Adoption Agencies (CAAA) is a nonprofit, professional organization of over 70 licensed public and private adoption agencies. Our members:

- Are committed to placing waiting children with safe, permanent, loving adoptive families.
- Establish ethical standards for adoption policy in California
- Advocate for legislation that protects children and families.

Find a parent support group, here.

Lilliput Adoption: A private, non-profit agency licensed by the State of California. We offer foster, adoption and kinship care services in multiple counties.

Expressions of Hope: Serving foster/adopted children and the families that love them

Napa County Family & Foster Parent Association is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that advocates for Napa County foster children and their dedicated foster parents. We serve 100 foster parents and kin care providers and over 200 foster/relative children.

Circle Surrogacy

Circle Surrogacy believes in helping couples and individuals build the families they deserve. Bringing together intended parents, surrogates, and egg donors, we strive to achieve a world in which infertility and sexual orientation are no longer barriers to that dream. 

Please see our Resources Section for additional support and information related to parenthood and read more here. We hope you feel welcomed at one of our weekly mom and monthly family meetups at Las Flores Community Center. Please contact us with your feedback.

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