Foster Care and Adoption Services

Become a "Forever Family," Learn How to Foster a Child or Teen

There are thousands of children and teens in California who are trying to recover from the effects ofTeenage girls with their mothers in college at parent's weekend trauma, abuse and neglect. Many have been removed from their homes and run the risk of being 'lost' in the system. What these kids need is a person like you to provide unconditional acceptance, comfort and love - and a safe place to begin to heal. Homes are especially needed for sibling sets, teenagers and children with medical or developmental needs.

Any family or person regardless of religious affiliation or whether or not they are male or female, single or married or identify LGBTQ is able to foster or adopt a child or teen.

Your commitment to these children will make the difference in their lives and will help us set them up with the best chance for a healthy and hopeful future.

How to Begin

Call now to talk to someone about becoming a foster or adoptive parent: (877) 488-5437, or email your information to learn more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent. We will provide you with information on the minimum requirements needed to become a foster/adoptive parent and the goals of our program.

To find a Foster Family open house in your area, please call (877) 488-5437. Our foster parent recruiter will share with you in detail the requirements and needs for foster/adoptive homes.

Learn more about becoming a professional parent, short term 60 day or 6 month stay.

Serving Children and Families in Crisis Throughout California

EMQ FamiliesFirst offers Foster Care & Adoption Services in the following counties:

AlamedaMarinSanta Cruz
Contra CostaPlacerSutter
El DoradoSacramentoTuolumne
FresnoSan BenitoTulare
KernSan FranciscoYolo
KingsSan MateoYuba
MaderaSanta Clara

Need more info? Visit our FAQ on foster care and adoption.