Foster Care & Adoption


There are disadvantaged children and youth in our Upper California community that need the help of loving and supportive families. Thousands of children in the state are waiting for adoptive families. Every November, National Adoption Day is celebrated across the nation to finalize thousands of adoptions and raise awareness about the nearly 108,000 children in U.S. foster care who are currently waiting for a loving family to call their own. Contact the agencies listed below to learn how you can make a difference in a child’s life.

Learn more at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services webpages: and

Butte County Adoption Services; Facilitates adoptions of abused &/or neglected children in foster care when family reunification efforts fail. Requires dependency court involvement. Prospective adoptive parents can be single or partnered. Home ownership is not required. 202 Mira Loma Dr., Oroville. (530) 538-5119.

Butte County Foster Care Licensing; Provides home evaluations for prospective foster parents, issues CA state foster family home licenses, maintains ongoing quality training. 202 Mira Loma Dr., Oroville. (530) 538-7755.

Butte College Foster/Kinship Education Program; Butte County (neighboring counties welcome). Ongoing trainings and workshops such as The Nurtured Heart Approach & Multi-Level Anger Management for caregivers, foster parents, parents, teachers, therapists & social workers. 2480 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico. (530) 897-6235.

California Dept. of Social Services Adoptions; Serving Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Siskiyou & Tehama counties. Adoptive families are especially needed for sibling groups & older children. Adoptive parents support groups offered. Chico Regional Office: 520 Cohasset Rd., Ste. 140. (530) 895-6143.

Children First Foster Family Agency; Butte, Shasta & Siskiyou Counties. Private, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping change lives by providing a safe place for children to heal in a culture of love, acceptance, and consistency. Offices in Red Bluff, 590 Antelope Blvd #30B (530) 528-2938;  Redding, 2608 Victor Ave., Unit A (530) 722-1022; & Yreka, 490 S. Broadway. (530) 841-1030.

Children’s Hope Foster Family Agency; serves 12 North State counties, including Butte, Glenn & Tehama. Provides a wide variety of services & support to foster parents & children. Main office located at 567 Virginia St., Gridley. (530) 846-4955.

Environmental Alternatives; 15 counties served. A nonprofit corporation providing a variety of residential services to neglected, abused, & delinquent children. Programs include foster care, group homes, and transitional housing placement. 455 W. Main St., Quincy. (800) 655-8350.

Krista Foster Homes: Shasta County; A nonprofit Christian agency serving children & families in Shasta County for 24 years. Foster parents are desperately needed. Be the one to make a difference in a child’s life today. 1135 Pine St., Ste. 21, Redding (530) 246-1259.

Lilliput Children’s Services; Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama & other counties. Foster, adoption & kinship services for domestic adoptions. Adoption support group; post adoption resource center. Chico: 289 Rio Lindo Dr. (530) 896-1920. Redding: 2580 Victor Ave., Ste. C. (530) 722-9092.

Ready for Life Foster Family Agency; Shasta, Trinity, Tehama, Siskiyou, Glenn and Butte counties. Services include fost-adopt. Became a full adoption agency in 2017. Foster children need your love, compassion, understanding & support. Experienced, dedicated & friendly staff works closely with families to insure the success of foster placements in their homes, whether the child needs standard or intensive level care & no matter the length of stay.
962 Maraglia St., Redding. (530) 222-1826.

Remi Vista, Inc.; Butte, Shasta & Tehama counties. Services include foster care, transitional housing, & therapy services for out-of-home & at-risk youth. Corporate office: 2701 Park Marina Dr., Redding. (530) 245-5805.

Shasta College Foster & Kinship Care Education Program; serves Shasta, Tehama & Trinity counties. Free classes, workshops, conferences for caregivers, designed to meet children’s developmental, emotional, behavioral & educational needs & to develop specialized parenting skills for those caring for children who have been abused & neglected. (“Community” tab), 1400 Market St., Room 8116, Redding. (530) 339-3611. 

Shasta County Foster Care, Adoptive & Kinship Care. Redding. Full-service domestic adoption & foster care agency. Children of all ages, backgrounds and abilities await the chance to live, to laugh and to grow in a place they can call home.
hhsa_index/AdoptionsandFosterCare.aspx  Foster Care licensing, Adoptions & Kinship care: 2650 Breslauer Way, Redding. (530) 225-5554 or (530) 225-5791.

Sierra Forever Families Post-adoptive Services; Serving 8 counties including Glenn & Siskiyou. Post adoption support services for all types of adoption, available to anyone who has adopted through any agency or attorney. Support groups, parent trainings, social activities, resource information, mentoring program & more. 520 Cohasset Rd., Ste. 140, Chico. (530) 879-3861.

Youth & Family Programs; Butte & Shasta Counties. Offers a distinctive family-centered team approach to foster care. Provides a full range of support services to children & teens ages infancy-21, their birth families & the agency’s foster parents. Redding:
2770 Pioneer Dr. (530) 365-9197, Chico: 2577 California Park Dr. (530) 893-1614.

Youth for Change Foster Care Services; Butte County. Full-service foster family agency accredited by the California Alliance of Child and Family Services. Foster parenting options include traditional foster parenting; intensive treatment foster care; transitional housing host parent-mentor; & foster/adopt. Provides a wide array of services to families & ongoing support to foster parents & youth. 7200 Skyway, Paradise. (530) 877-6764.

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