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The California Department of Social Services (CDSS), Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) regulates and investigates all private and county adoption agencies.


Adoption inquiries should be made to the Adoption Services Bureau (ASB), under the jurisdiction of DSS. Responsibility for licensing and complaint procedures is delegated to individual counties under the CCLD.


Upon written request, DSS will provide procedures relative to adoption or adoption agencies and will petition the court for records search.


Department of Social Services
Adoptions Services Bureau
744 P Street, MS 8-12-31
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-8089
(916) 657-3345 Fax
(800) 9528349 TDD
www.dss.cahwnet.gov


CCLD offices listed by main counties:

Community Care Licensing Division
Northern Child Care Area Office
8745 Folsom Blvd., Ste. 130, MS: 19-48
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 229-4500
(916) 229-4508 Fax


San Jose Regional Office (Bay Area)
2580 N. First St., Ste. 300, MS: 29-08
San Jose, CA 95131
(408) 324-2148
(408) 324-2160 Fax


Orange County Regional Office
750 The City Drive, Ste. 250, MS: 29-10
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 703-2800
(714) 703-2831 Fax


Los Angeles East Regional Office
1000 Corporate Center Drive, Ste. 200B, MS: 29-15
Monterey Park, CA 91754
(323) 981-3350
(323) 981-3355 Fax


Southern Child Care Area Office
Los Angeles Northwest Regional Office
6167 Bristol Parkway, #400, MS: 29-13
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 337-4333
(310) 337-4360 Fax


See Also:
Social Services
Daycare



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