What is the background check process for potential adoptive parents?

Anyone who applies to adopt a child will have to provide a lot of documentation, including a state criminal record and fingerprints that will be run though the California Department of Justice’s (CA DOJ) state database and the FBI’s federal database.[2467]

  1. 2467

    Cal. Fam. Code §§ 8712, 8730, 8811, 8908. See also Adoption Program Regulations 35087, at http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/ord/entres/getinfo/pdf/adman3.pdf.