Permanent Family Connections Description


Become a Foster Parent
Open Your Home, Open Your Heart


Join us for information and orientation nights.
Second Wednesday of each month.
6:00-7:30 PM​

Right now, there are 2,100 abused and neglected Sacramento youth without a home and a shortage of compassionate foster parents to care for them. Become a foster parent with Stanford Youth Solutions to be part of the solution. 

We walk you through your adoption process and provide complete support for you to successfully care for a child who desperately needs a safe, loving family like yours to call their own. Most families are approved within three months. 

Start Today

Last year, Stanford Youth Solutions did amazing work and certified 15 new foster parents, but it’s still not enough!

We need your help to give local children a loving home and foster their growth.  

Become a foster parent and take on one of the most rewarding challenges in life: parenthood.

We need foster parents who are:

Deeply committed to giving a youth a home, time and attention

Patient, flexible and willing to learn

Over age 25 and healthy (no upper age limit)

Single, married or in a domestic partnership

Receiving a steady income

Living in an apartment, condo or house with room for a youth

A licensed driver, with a car and insurance

Ready to jump in? We will provide you with:

On-call support, 24 hours a day/7 days a week

Dedicated social workers with individualized support for youth and families

Free training

Multiple services in one location

Family support groups and monthly newsletters

Connections to community resources

Competitive rates

Respite services

Mentor parent support

Apply Now

Apply to become a foster parent

Not sure if you’re ready yet?

You can still help. Click here to donate.

Have questions or need more information? Call us today at (916) 344-0199 to speak to a team member or attend one of our orientations every second Wednesday of the month. Follow us on social media to always stay up-to-date on our events and updates.