Become a Foster Family in
Santa Cruz with Aspiranet
Children, youth, and teens in Santa Cruz County need your love, support, and care. Aspiranet provides foster care and foster-adoption services in Santa Cruz, Watsonville, and throughout Santa Cruz County. Take the first step in creating safe, caring relationships that can last a lifetime.
With over 50,000 children and youth in the foster care system in California, we need your help more than ever.
Becoming a Foster Family helps children and families thrive throughout Santa Cruz. Take the first step to becoming a Foster Family through our Salinas office today!
Are you ready to become a foster family? Click below to apply!
Do you have questions? Call us at 877.380.4376
Santa Cruz County
Foster Care Location
234 Monterey St,
Salinas, CA 93901
Who Can Become a Foster Family?
One of the biggest myths about foster families is that only certain types of families qualify. The truth is, foster families are as unique as birth families.
Aspiranet works with families regardless of ethnic background, education level, sexual orientation, relationship status (single, married, partnered), job status (part or fulltime) or homeownership
Parent(s) must be 21 years or older
Should have adequate space for a child in their home
All adults over 18 must clear a background check
Parent(s) must have a valid California driver’s license, DMV record, reliable transportation and proof of insurance
Parent(s) will need to successfully complete Aspiranet foster parent classes, CPR and first aid classes, family interviews and assessments and a home inspection
Aspiranet's Most Urgent Foster Care Needs
Keeping Siblings Together
We try whenever possible to keep brothers and sisters together
We need families who will take in sibling groups
Teenagers need a stable home, no matter how old they are
You have the chance to make a significant impact on a foster teen’s life when they need it most
Children with developmental, behavioral and emotional challenges require a higher level of care and support from foster families