Adoption Russell City
Pregnant and Considering Adoption?
If you are trying to decide if adoption is right for you, you may find it helpful to learn more about open adoption. When you consider choosing parents and making an adoption plan, you play an active role in every part of the process. Adoption can bring a positive ending to a problematic situation and can benefit everyone involved. We understand that making an adoption plan can be difficult, and our caring advocates are here to help familiarize you with the process.
How can we help?
- Confidential Adoption Education
- Pregnancy Medical Care
- Living Expense Assistance
- Adoption Agency Referrals
- Connections to other birth moms who made adoption plans
- Post adoption support
Every woman’s situation is different, and only you can decide what is best in your case. Hear from other women who decided to make an adoption plan. Our professional and caring team will review all of your options with you. Call or schedule an appointment today.
Welcome to Russell City Russell City (also known as Russell) was an unincorporated community in Hayward, Alameda County, California, USA, about 10 miles (16 km) south of Oakland in present-day Hayward. The land is at an elevation of 16 feet (5 m). The city was named after Frederick James Russell, who laid out the town in 1907. It existed from 1853 until 1964, when the last of the residents were forced out to make way for an industrial park, with such parks dominating the area to this day. During the time the residents fought removal under eminent domain statutes, many of the buildings were destroyed by acts of arson.
The city was an arrival point for immigrants to the San Francisco Bay Area. During and after World War II it had its largest growth period, with significant numbers of African Americans moving there from the South. The city had a history of blues music and this heritage is the basis for the annual Hayward/Russell City Blues Festival.
Russell City also had a large Latino community made up of Mexicans and Puerto Ricans. Many Latinos immigrated to Russell City during World War II. Some were braceros and others shipyard workers at Todd Shipyards and Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond. Ernesto Nava, son of the famous Mexican revolutionary leader Pancho Villa, lived in Russell City and was one of the last residents to leave.