From despair to hope

Jason’s Story

By Alternative Family Services | May 7, 2020 | Comments Off on Jason’s Story

Helping “Jason” Transition from Despair to Hope For many young adults, crossing the bridge to independence is an exciting journey. For those in the foster care system, “aging out” of the system brings anxiety and…

Diaz siblings

Impact Story: The Diaz Siblings

By Alternative Family Services | April 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Impact Story: The Diaz Siblings

“Mateo and Maya Diaz” are energetic, inquisitive and resilient young kids. Child Protective Services was recently alerted that substance abuse and domestic violence was prevalent in the Diaz home. Mateo and Maya’s aunt said the…

William's story

Impact Story: Baby William

By Alternative Family Services | April 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Impact Story: Baby William

  Last November, Baby William was born with Neonatal abstinence syndrome, and AFS placed “William” with a temporary foster home specially trained to care for infants who were diagnosed as a Failure to Thrive infant – William…

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Foster Care Amid Coronavirus: How AFS Continues Critical Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Alternative Family Services | April 7, 2020 | Comments Off on Foster Care Amid Coronavirus: How AFS Continues Critical Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The ongoing spread of novel coronavirus is impacting all of us, and the COVID-19 pandemic is especially effecting the foster care and child welfare system. As youth continue to be placed in foster care due…

your dream job

Top Reasons to Apply for Mental Health Jobs in California

By Alternative Family Services | November 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Top Reasons to Apply for Mental Health Jobs in California

Interested in mental health jobs in California, perhaps in the Bay Area or the greater Sacramento region? If so, then consider applying for foster care mental health jobs. For many reasons, this line of work…

AFS

Alternative Family Services Officially Reaccredited by Council on Accredidation

By Alternative Family Services | September 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Alternative Family Services Officially Reaccredited by Council on Accredidation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2019 Contact Jennifer Harper Phone 510-759-1271 Email info@afs4kids.org Website www.afs4kids.org   Santa Rosa, CA, September 26, 2019 – Alternative Family Services (AFS) is proud to announce that it has been…

checklist

Your California Foster Care Home Inspection Checklist

By Alternative Family Services | September 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Your California Foster Care Home Inspection Checklist

This California foster care home inspection checklist is for anyone looking to become a Resource Parent. Before you can be approved as a Resource Parent, you need to go through a home inspection. But what,…

Fostering a child

Clothing Tips for New Foster Parents

By Alternative Family Services | September 12, 2019 | Comments Off on Clothing Tips for New Foster Parents

Here are our top six clothing tips for new resource parents (aka foster parents). Whether you’re accepting a foster youth into your home for the first time or you’ve spent a lot of time interacting…

Newsletter

Adopting a Baby in California: What Are Your Options?

By Alternative Family Services | August 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Adopting a Baby in California: What Are Your Options?

Interested in adopting a baby in California but don’t know where to start? We have information to help you with the process of adopting. What Types of Adoptions are Available? For those seeking a baby…

siblings

Adopting Siblings from Foster Care: What You Should Know

By Alternative Family Services | August 2, 2019 | Comments Off on Adopting Siblings from Foster Care: What You Should Know

Want to grow your family by adopting siblings? For many adoptive parents in the United States, adopting a sibling group from foster care is ideal for a wide variety of reasons. If you’re interested in…

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