Foster Care & Adoption

There are disadvantaged children and youth in our North State communities who need the help of loving and supportive families. Thousands of children in California are waiting for adoptive families. Contact the agencies listed below to learn how you can play a crucial role in a child’s life by being a foster or adoptive parent.


California Dept. of Social Services Adoptions; Colusa, Glenn, Siskiyou, Sutter Counties and more.  Adoptive families are especially needed for sibling groups & older children. Adoptive parents support groups offered. Look under the Benefits & Services tab on the website for more information. Chico Regional Office: 520 Cohasset Rd., Ste. 140. (530) 895-6143.

Children First Foster Family Agency; Redding. Services 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 & consistency.

  • Red Bluff. 590 Antelope Blvd. #308. (530) 528-2938.
  • Redding. 2608 Victor Ave. (530) 722-1022.
  • Yreka. 490 S. Broadway St. (530) 841-1030.

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

Environmental Alternatives. 15 counties served. A non-profit corporation providing a variety of residential services to neglected, abused & delinquent children. Programs include foster care, group homes & transitional housing placement. (800) 655-8350.

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.

Remi Vista, Inc; Redding. Serving Butte, Shasta, Siskiyou & Tehama Counties. Services include foster care, transitional housing & therapy services for out-of-home & at-risk youth. 2701 Park Marina Dr (Corporate Office). (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. Select the “Community” tab. (530) 339-3611.

Sierra Forever Families Post-adoptive Services; Chico. 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 and more. 520 Cohasset Rd., Ste. 140.  (530) 879-3861.

Youth & Family Programs. Serving 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.


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

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. (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 202 Mira Loma Dr. (530) 538-7755.

California Dept. of Social Services Adoptions; Chico. Counties served include Glenn, Siskiyou, Lassen & more. Adoptive families are especially needed for sibling groups & older children. Adoptive parents support groups offered.

520 Cohasset Rd., Ste. 140. (530) 895-6143.

Youth for Change Foster Care Services; Paradise. Butte County. Full-service foster family agency accredited by the California Alliance of Child & 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. (530) 877-6764.


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. (530) 246-1259.

Ready for Life Foster Family Agency; Redding. 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 Street. (530) 222-1826.

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

Shasta County HHSA Resource Family Approval; Redding. Full-service domestic adoption & foster care agency. Foster Care licensing: 1313 Yuba St.  (530) 225-5554. Adoptions: (530) 225-5791. Kinship care: (530) 225-5554.


Tehama County Department of Social Services; Red Bluff. Connects children in difficult circumstances with loving foster families. Provides services for young adults who have aged out of the foster system but still need support. Also offers parent education classes & child abuse hotline. Click the “Child Welfare Services” tab on the website. 310 S. Main St. (530) 527-1911.

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North State Parent is a free monthly publication that circulates within five California counties: Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Southern Siskiyou and Tehama. Our pages are filled with family-oriented places to go, services and products geared for women and things to do; a focus on parenting, community, health, education, teens, youth, and much more.

Updated: Jul 14, 2017 @ 11:24 am