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Black Adoption Placement and Research Center

Human Services

Black Adoption Placement and Research Center

Adoption and foster care services for children with special needs.


Provides adoption or foster care of children with special needs. Offers culturally sensitive assessment, training, placement and post-placement services. The Bridge to Permanency program facilitates placement of special needs children into permanent adoptive homes or works to reunify families. The focus is on older children, age 2-12, with behavior problems due to abuse, neglect and/or disruptions of placement. Adoptive focus is on placing children, birth-age 18, with loving, caring families.


Public Transit:

AC Transit stops within 3 blocks. BART - 19th Street Station within 3 blocks.
10440 International Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94603 37.739799 -122.166557 Human Services

Service Options

Accessibility Options:

  • Wheelchair



Vary according to service. Cash, checks and money orders accepted.


Children age 18 or under


Potential adoptive/foster parent must be motivated to parent children with special needs

How to Apply:

Must first attend informational meeting offered the third Wednesday of each month, 6-8 pm.

Service Wait Estimate:

No wait.

Service Areas:

  • Alameda County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Marin County
  • Napa County
  • Sacramento County
  • San Francisco County
  • San Joaquin County
  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Clara County
  • Santa Cruz County
  • Solano County
  • Sonoma County
  • Stanislaus County
  • Yolo County