Permanent Family Connections (Foster Care)


Permanent Family Connections
Open Your Home, Open Your Heart

All of our Foster Care services (including Standard Treatment Foster Care and Intensive Services Foster Care) are focused towards permanency for youth – “a permanent connection to a safe, stable, and nurturing family.” The program utilizes concurrent planning, which provides several paths for youth to obtain a lifelong family connection. The first and best option is to reunify the youth with their birth family. At the same time, Stanford Youth Solutions works to identify a family who is willing to make a lifelong commitment to the youth, if reunification is not possible.

Becoming a Foster (Resource) Parent

When you decide to become a foster parent (now referred to as a resource family), the most important decision you will make is with which agency to partner.

Stanford Youth Solutions gives foster parents/resource families the complete support they need to successfully care for youth who desperately need safe, loving families to call their own in the greater Sacramento-area.

“I looked at six other agencies first, but Stanford Youth Solutions offers unwavering support around the clock.”
– Stanford Youth Solutions foster parent/resource family




We seek to recruit and retain the most qualified, competent, and compassionate families to provide nurturing and stable homes for foster youth.

Last year, we certified 15 new foster parents/resource families and retained 90% of prior foster parents/resource families.

Foster Parent Application
Submit Application Online

Submit this secure Foster Parent Application Form to initiate the process with Stanford Youth Solutions.

Our staff are here to help you become a foster parent. We are dedicated to give you the support you need to successfully care for youth, who are in desperate need of safe, loving families to call their own.

We thank you for taking the next step in becoming a foster parent.