Become a Foster Parent or
Foster to Adopt

Serve Sonoma County’s foster care needs and take the next steps to become a foster parent.

Initial Qualifications:

  • Have a stable source of income sufficient to meet your family’s needs
  • Ability to provide approved adult supervision for a foster child whenever he or she is in your home
  • Have a bedroom for a foster child (individual or shared with a child of same gender and similar
    in age)


Contact one of these resources and start the process:

Alternative Family Services
Contact: Thomas Whittington, Foster Family Recruiter
(510) 282-8354
[email protected]

 Sonoma County Foster Family and Adoption Recruitment
Contact: Foster Home Developer
(707) 565-4274

  TLC Child & Family Services
(707) 634-9932



  • Start the process by contacting the county or a private agency
  • Attend Partnerships in Parenting (PIP) classes (free, est. 20 hours)
  • Obtain CPR and First Aid certificates
  • Health screening and recent TB test (form provided)
  • Fingerprinting/Background check (form provided)
  • Home visit and home certification

Finding the process confusing? Need prayer or support to take the next steps?
Let us know how we can support you!