Become a Foster Parent
There is a great need for caring, committed foster parents in Alameda County. Follow the links below to learn how to become a foster parent through Alameda County Social Services Agency and FYA members EMQ Families First, Family Builders, Casey Family Programs, Alternative Family Services, American Indian Child Resource Center, and Seneca Center.
The Alameda County Social Services Agency, Department of Children and Family Services is committed to ensuring that every child and youth in foster care is afforded the opportunity to experience the love, care and support that only a family or extended family can provide.
The Alameda County Faith Initiative represents a partnership between the Alameda County Social Services Agency, Department of Children and Family Services, faith institutions and community-based organizations throughout Alameda County. This partnership acknowledges the community’s dedication to children and youth in foster care, and their commitment to ensure that they are provided access to all of the opportunities and life enriching experiences they so rightfully deserve.
For more information on how you can adopt a child or become a foster parent, call (510) 259-3575 or visit www.pathwaytohome.org.
Be the hope for a foster child or teen. Become a FamiliesFirst foster or adoptive parent. Call now to talk to someone about foster parenting: 877.488.5437, or email your information so that we can let you know about foster parenting in your area. Then, attend an informational meeting in your community to get all the details about foster and adoptive parenting. It will help you decide if being a FamiliesFirst foster parent is right for you.
All young people need the love and unconditional acceptance offered by family, and for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth this need continues to grow. To find out more about becoming a foster parent to LGBTQ youth, call 510.272.0204.
To become a foster parent, you don’t need a fancy house, a spouse or partner, or extensive parenting experience. You do need dedication, flexibility and patience. Most of all, you need a strong desire to provide a stable, loving and supportive home for a child in foster care.
Casey Family Programs has been working to improve foster care for more than 40 years. We have a rich history of helping foster families succeed as caregivers. The Bay Area office of Casey Family Programs invites you to explore the possibility of becoming a foster parent today.
The process of becoming an AFS parent begins by calling the AFS home recruiter at 510.839.3800. This specialist will introduce you to each AFS program and help you choose the program that best fits you. The Recruiter will help you file your application and walk you through the AFS and state regulations.
The American Indian Child Resource Center is dedicated to ensuring that every Indian child placed through our agency is provided a strong and caring foster home. Our foster care program offers quarterly training opportunities and continuous foster parent support. You will be given monthly financial assistance to help cover each child’s living expenses. Our social workers and family counselor provide coordinated services, depending on the child’s needs. They are available to give you, as foster parent(s), the kind of support you need. Call 510.208.1870 or email email@example.com for more information.
By becoming a Seneca foster parent, you can make a tremendous difference in a child’s life, and in yours. Seneca offers a rich network of supports to foster parents, including social workers, in-home support counselors, ongoing training and skills development, and foster parent support groups.
To receive information regarding Seneca’s foster parent program call 877.380.5300.