A Better Way
3200 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
510-601-0203 x100 l www.abetterwayinc.net
To provide a nurturing environment and to make a positive difference in the lives of children we serve; to help them become healthy, confident, and productive individuals. To accomplish this mission, we help children find their full potential through an array of foster care, adoptive, therapeutic and educational services.
Adopt a Special Kid
8201 Edgewater Drive, Suite 103, Oakland, CA 94621
510-553-1748 l www.adoptaspecialkid.org
Adopt A Special Kid believes that every child has the right to a safe, stable and nurturing home and that all children are adoptable. Adopt A Special Kid provides education and support services to adoptive and foster families and children. We promote positive changes to benefit children who are in the child welfare system.
1710 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
415-359-2494 l www.adoptionconnection.org
As a full-service, licensed agency our highly regarded professional staff has completed more than 2,000 adoptions since 1984. By giving you the practical and emotional support you need throughout your adoption process, mediating the relationship with birthparents, and providing informational workshops, we help create a positive outcome for everyone involved.
Adoption San Francisco
3953 24th Street, Suite C-2, San Francisco, CA 94114
888-732-4453 l www.adoptionsf.org
At Adoption SF, we are proud of the fact that nearly half of the families we work with are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) families. Though there are states that prohibit LGBT families from adopting, happily, that is not the case in California. LGBT families are an invaluable resource for the many children and youth in foster care awaiting an adoptive family. They often bring unique strengths to meet their special needs.
Alternative Family Services
250 Executive Park Boulevard, Suite 4900, San Francisco, CA 94134
415-656-0116 l www.alternativefamilyservices.org
Alternative Family Services, Inc. (AFS) provides therapeutic foster care, short-term emergency foster care and adoption services for abused, neglected and developmentally disabled children in the Bay Area. AFS, a not-for-profit corporation, is licensed by the State of California as a Foster Family Agency and as an Adoption Agency.
Aspira Foster Family Services
400 Oyster Point Boulevard, Suite #501, South San Francisco, CA 94080
650-866-4085 l www.aspiranet.org
Our vision is to take collective action to support communities and families as they love and care for children. Our statewide network of services have touched the lives of over ten thousand families and children since our founding. This vision is realized through over 35 programs, more than 30 years of experience, and services in six areas of expertise – Family Services, Adoption, Foster Care, Education, Afterschool programs and Community collaboration.
Bay Area Homes for Kids
408 Columbus Avenue, Suite 3, San Francisco, CA 94113
415-392-5437 l www.bakids.org
The mission of Bay Area Homes for Kids is to recruit foster and adoptive parents for children in three Bay Area counties — Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Mateo. Bay Area Homes for Kids accomplishes this goal through a series of of TV segments broadcast on CBS 5, a phone referral service, and a Web site focused on foster care and adoption.
Domestic Partnership Registry: CA Secretary of State
455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 14500, San Francisco, CA 94102
415-557-8000 l www.sos.ca.gov/dpregistry
Online information about how to register for a domestic partnership.
3953 24th Street, Suite C-2, San Francisco, CA 94114
510-272-0204 l www.familybuilders.org
Family Builders believes that every child has the right to grow up in a permanent loving family, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, medical, physical or emotional condition. We educate the community about the needs of children waiting in foster care, advocate on their behalf, and place children with permanent, secure families through adoption and other forms of permanence.
Gay Future Dads
Gay Future Dads (GFD) is a social group for gay men interested in parenting. GFD consists primarily of single men, as well as couples, considering having children or who already have children. GFD meets every other month at members' homes in a casual atmosphere to share information and socialize. Sign up now to be included on the invitation list for our calendar of events by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 601, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-965-7500 l www.growinggenerations.com
Ground-breaking from the start, Growing Generations was the first surrogacy agency dedicated to serving the gay and lesbian community and the only agency to offer online donor videos. Over the last decade, Growing Generations has continued its work with all family types, regardless of marital status or sexual orientation.
23 Altarinda Road, Suite 215, Orinda, CA 94563
925-253-0685 l www.maiamidwifery.com
70% of the families we work with are queer. We are comfortable and familiar working with all families: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, polyamorous, group families, etc. Having worked with more than 2,000 queer families around childbearing and parenting we are singularly positioned to help queer families with our culturally specific issues.
Prospective Queer Parents
The purpose of the Prospective Queer Parents organization is to provide a forum for the exchange of information and a social gathering space for queer (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, etc.) people who are interested in child raising and parenting. Meetings of the organization provide an opportunity for queer people interested in parenting to encounter new friends and potential parenting partners.
Rainbow Flag Health Services
933 Central Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501
510-521-7737 l www.gayspermbank.com
We are the only sperm bank in North America to actively recruit Gay and Bisexual sperm donors. Whether Gay, Bisexual or Heterosexual our donors wish to have children in their lives but do not wish to raise children. (Or, some men who already have children do not wish to raise more children.)
2275 Arlington Drive, San Leandro, CA 94578
510-777-5360 l www.senecacenter.org
Seneca Center, a non-profit foster family agency, welcomes LGBT families who have room in their hearts and homes to parent at-risk youth ages 6-18. As a Seneca Center foster parent, you’ll receive a tax free stipend of $2,100 per month, along with extensive support services from each child’s clinical team. Contact Seneca Center to discover how you can make a tremendous difference for youth in our community – one child at a time!
Sperm Bank of California
2115 Milvia Street, Suite 201, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-841-1858 l www.thespermbankofca.org
The Sperm Bank of California (TSBC) is the first and only sperm bank in the United States to operate as a nonprofit organization. Our mission is to provide services, information, and resources to all individuals and families who choose to create or expand their families through donor insemination and sperm storage.