Families For Children, Inc is a full service California licensed private Non-Profit 501c(3) Adoption & Foster Care Resource Family Agency, established in 1989. Our mission is to assist in finding permanent adoptive families for the thousands of California children currently in foster care and provide caring short term foster homes for children temporarily removed from their biological parents.

We currently only provide services to families residing in Northern California, through one of the following offices:
Roseville (916) 789-8688 and Fairfield (707) 435-0172.

  • No Fee Adoption From Foster Care
  • Concurrent Planning and Matching
  • Resource Family Certification
  • Foster Care Services
  • Extensive Initial Training
  • Ongoing Training and Support
  • 24 Hour Emergency Services
  • Post Adoptive Support

Our children are our future... our gift to a brighter tomorrow.

Adopting from Foster Care:

Families For Children is fully licensed as an Adoption Agency by the State of California and we work in partnership with over 20 California counties to find loving, permanent adoptive families for thousands of waiting foster children of all ages who have been removed from their biological parents due to abuse or neglect and are currently dependents of the juvenile court. These children come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds including African American, Hispanic, Caucasian and multi-racial backgrounds.

With our full service California adoption license, Families For Children will be with you through the entire adoption process, from certification and home study, to the finalization of your adoption without the need for an attorney. Our programs are designed to enable adoptive parents to explore and consider many options in planning for adoption. There are never any agency fees for adopting children from foster care.

One of our experienced adoption workers can discuss all aspects of adopting from foster care with you at a confidential one on one personal orientation, scheduled in one of our offices at your convenience.

Our goal is to answer your questions and provide information that we hope you will find valuable in beginning your journey into adoption, empowering families to make a fully informed decision. For a detailed look at adoption requirements and the adoptive placement process, please view our extensive Topics on Adoption.

Topics covered include:

  • Overview of the Certification Process
  • Concurrent Planning, Matching & Placement Process
  • Children Available for Adoption
  • Requirements for Adoptive Parents
  • Training Provided to Adoptive Parents
  • The Home Study
  • Adoption Assistance Program
  • Definitions of Common Adoption Terms
  • Myths About Adoption
  • Adoptive Children's Disability Levels
  • Characteristics of Successful Adoptive Parents
  • Fostering Before Adopting

Program Goals:

Our Adoption program provides high levels of support services to our families and children. Our treatment program is designed to treat both children and families to promote integration of the child into the family system through reciprocal attachment.

Foster Care Agency Services:

The call for committed, caring foster families is great in communities across California. Foster families are a part of our professional foster care team, fully supported by our staff in a close working relationship, providing foster children with the education, stability, skills and support they need to succeed in the world as adults. Our social workers recognize and respond to the individual needs of each child and support each family with additional mental health, educational, recreational and treatment resources. All of our foster parents are certified by Families For Children to provide foster care and accept children placed through our agency.

We refer to our foster families as "professional parents", these families care for abused and neglected children who can be best helped in a family setting, augmented by professional services. To assist new Foster Families in beginning the process, we reimburse Fingerprinting Fees and CPR/First Aid training costs. We offer one on one personal interviews to prospective foster parents at their convenience.

You can make a difference in your community!

What is a Resource Family Agency and RFA?

While many are familiar with the terms Foster Care and Adoption Agency, Resource Family Agency may be a new and unfamiliar term. Introduced in 2017 by the State of California, the Resource Family Approval Program (RFA) is a new family-friendly and child-centered caregiver approval process that combines elements of the current Foster Parent licensing, and approvals for Adoptive families. RFA regulations effectively combine and replaces both these processes. A Resource Family Agency is licensed by the State of California to perform these services.

Resource Family Approval Program (RFA):

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