Foster Care & Adoption Services


Pathways to Permanency

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.


Destination Family

Destination Family is a one-of-a-kind child focused program that learns the unique needs of a child in foster care who has one or more barriers to adoption and the program seeks to find a family for children who may otherwise end up living in long-term foster care. Without specialized services, many of these youth will age out of the system. The team implements supports around children to prepare them for a family. The team provides family finding, child focused recruitment, and on-going family supports.