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.
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. ↑