Foster and Adoptive Families

Support for families, every step of the way

Aspiranet foster and adoption programs work to connect children, youth, and young adults to safe, caring relationships that can last a lifetime.

Few events are more traumatic for a child than being removed from their family and entered into the foster care system. When a court determines that a child cannot continue to live with their birth parents due to concerns for their safety and well-being, we are committed to securing a safe and nurturing family environment for that child.

Aspiranet recruits, screens and approves skilled and caring foster parents, guiding them in becoming a healing resource to children who have experienced trauma and adversity. We work in partnership with our families to provide training and ongoing supports until children are able to return home safely.

When returning home is not an option, we partner with children and families to develop a plan for life long connections that may include adoption. Whether it is a foster family opening their home for a child in need, or an adoptive family offering a foster child a forever family, every family is unique and every family’s experience is different.

In working with our families our goal is always the same – to maximize opportunities for long-term success and to support our families every step of the way.

Become a foster parent

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Stories from foster families

Foster and Adoptive Families

Making the world a little better

As a young couple with a toddler, Allegra and Joseph weren’t thinking about becoming foster parents, particularly for a teenager….

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Foster and Adoptive Families

Fostering Love

The Pillers’ home is always alive with the energy of children. Along with caring for their two young sons and…

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Foster and Adoptive Families

Trusting Fate

A chance encounter two years ago inspired Jennifer Goodrich to start a family through foster care. She was in a…

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There is no better gift than to provide a child with the love and support so they can thrive. Whether you are a foster parent, relative or extended family member, you can provide a home for a child to do just that.

Aspiranet is committed to providing the best possible care for children in foster care and helping to reunite families.

We partner with foster parents in building specialized skills to effectively care for children who have experienced instability and trauma – providing ongoing resources, information and support.

Research has proven what a difference it makes for children to have at least one caring and consistent relationship with a reliable adult.

Foster parents provide a stable, loving haven for children to begin healing from trauma and to reunite with their birth families.

When children cannot return home safely, foster parents often help with their transition to a permanent family and become an ongoing connection for the child. Sometimes they adopt or become guardians of the child.

“What could possibly be more joyous than seeing a family form and begin to make a special future together?”
— Diane Warne, Foster and Adoptive Families Division Director

Aspiranet foster and adoption programs work to connect children, youth, and young adults to safe, caring relationships that can last a lifetime.

Few events are more traumatic for a child than being removed from their family and entered into the foster care system.

When a court determines that a child cannot continue to live with their birth parents due to concerns for their safety and well-being, we are committed to securing a safe and nurturing family environment for that child.

Aspiranet recruits, screens and approves skilled and caring foster parents, guiding them in becoming a healing resource to children who have experienced trauma and adversity.

We work in partnership with our families to provide training and ongoing supports until children are able to return home safely.

When returning home is not an option, we partner with children and families to develop a plan for life long connections that may include adoption.

Whether it is a foster family opening their home for a child in need, or an adoptive family offering a foster child a forever family, every family is unique and every family’s experience is different.

In working with our families our goal is always the same – to maximize opportunities for long-term success and to support our families every step of the way.

Adopting a child

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Stories from adoptions

Foster and Adoptive Families

Trusting Fate

A chance encounter two years ago inspired Jennifer Goodrich to start a family through foster care. She was in a…

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Foster and Adoptive Families

Fostering Love

The Pillers’ home is always alive with the energy of children. Along with caring for their two young sons and…

READ MORE >

See all stories

We believe that every child deserves to be loved and cared for inside a stable, healthy family.

Aspiranet works to assure a secure and loving home for foster youth, including adoption through foster care when returning to their families is not an option.

We are thoughtful and trustworthy in how we match foster children and youth with adoptive families, looking for the best fit where both can be successful. We partner with our families in providing education, resources and support at all stages of the adoption process.

There is no better gift than to provide a child with the love and support so they can thrive. As an adoptive family you can provide a home for a child to do just that.

“What could possibly be more joyous than seeing a family form and begin to make a special future together?”
— Diane Warne, Foster and Adoptive Families Division Director

Fast Facts

50,000

Children in foster care in California

727

Youth reunited with their families or matched with foster families annually through Aspiranet

2,000

Children transitioned from foster care to adoption, since 1999 by Aspiranet

How you can help

Thousands of children in California are in need of a forever family. Can you offer a child a safe and loving home?

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