Build a Family

Many different paths lead to adoption, but all begin with the desire to build a family.

Stanford Sierra Youth & Families is licensed to provide foster care and adoption services in twelve counties: Amador, Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sierra, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba. These services are offered from offices in Auburn, Nevada City, and Sacramento.

Stanford Sierra Youth & Families helps simplify the journey by providing guidance and education, and helping families set realistic expectations for their experience. We are committed to providing the resources, insights and support each family needs to establish and maintain a stable and caring home.

View our outline of the basic foster-adoption process and what families can expect to encounter. Throughout the process, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Either contact your local Stanford Sierra Youth & Families office to schedule an orientation or complete an adoption/resource family inquiry form.