In California, adopted children who are covered by another insurance plan (including Medi-Cal) are exempt from the pre-existing conditions rules in use by private health insurance companies. This means that your adopted child, if covered by another plan within 30 days of adoption, cannot be denied health insurance because the child has a pre-existing health condition. Click here for more information.
If you are adopting a child your family may qualify for a new plan under Covered California. Click here for more information.