Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Foster Care and Adoptions Programs are part of Family and Children's Services, a division of the Human Services Department, County of Santa Cruz.

We invite you to explore our website and contact us soon.

A Child in Need

Become a Foster or Adoptive Parent to a child in need.

In Santa Cruz County, more than 250 children live in foster homes because their familes are unable to care and protect them.

You can help by providing a stable foster home, or permanent adoptive home for a child in need. Training is available.

We especially need homes for teens and sibling groups.


Join us for our monthly orientations to learn about being a foster and/or adoptive parent.  

Orientations are held the first Wednesday of each month at the Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on:

  • May 7, 2014
  • June 11, 2014 (second Wednesdayof the month - there is no orientation 6/4/14).


Contact Us

Anastasia Torres-Gil, Family Resource Specialist

Four Ways to Change a Life

  1. Be a Foster Parent to a child in need.
  2. Be an Adoptive Parent and provide a permanent home to a foster child.
  3. Be a Court Appointed Special Advocate for a child's interests inside and outside of the courtroom. Call (831) 761-2956.
  4. Be a Donor, make a monetary donation to the Youth Resource Bank by calling (831) 689-9609. Or join the Foster Parent Association, call (831) 426-9673.