Foster Care & Adoption Services
Stanford Sierra Youth & Families believes each and every child deserves the love, safety, and unconditional commitment of a family and the opportunity to develop as a healthy and productive young adult. The Pathways to Permanency Program supports this goal and provides several paths to permanency to ensure every child/youth has a lifelong connection to family and the opportunity to thrive.
Contact Stanford Sierra Youth & Families office at (916) 368-5114 to schedule an orientation.
What is Kinship Care?
Kinship is the care for children by relatives or those like relatives due to the disruption of care with their parents. Kinship care offers the child impacted by the separation an opportunity to remain connected to their community and family.
When children are in need of stability while their parents receive support, living with someone with a connection to the child helps promote the child’s sense of identity, their self-esteem, and supports their connections to their culture and community.
Join Resource Family Training Specialist, Daniel Sederquist as he interviews guests in Stanford Sierra Youth & Families’ podcast series Resource Families Thrive.
Navigating the foster care system can sometimes feel overwhelming. One of our goals in the Pathways to Permanency program is to help members of the community (current resource families, future resource families, professional partners, or those who are just curious) to learn more about the process and lean on each other for support. Each episode in our podcast will focus on different topics featuring knowledgeable guests who will share tips and tricks for supporting youth in need.