Live Scan Help for Foreign Adoption
The following information is reprinted from the California Department of Justice’s web site. For further information please visit the California Department of Justice
The California Department of Justice (DOJ) will honor a request for a fingerprint background check if needed for a foreign adoption. The following are easy-to-follow steps on how to obtain a Live Scan background check for this purpose! Please note that this process is not the adoption home study and is not to be considered an approval or denial to adopt.
If the foreign government or adoption agency requires an FBI background check, please go to the FBI Web Site for information and instructions, or you can call (304) 625-3878. If the foreign government or adoption agency requires a search of the Child Abuse Central Index (CACI), visit the Child Protection Program’s Web Site or contact them by phone at (916) 227-3285 for information and instructions.
The following are the basic steps to complete your request for a state background check using Live Scan. Failure to follow these procedures may result in a delay or the rejection of your application for a DOJ background check.