Fostering a child

Clothing Tips for New Foster Parents

By Alternative Family Services | September 12, 2019

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…


Adopting a Baby in California: What Are Your Options?

By Alternative Family Services | August 16, 2019

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…


Adopting Siblings from Foster Care: What You Should Know

By Alternative Family Services | August 2, 2019

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…

Adopting an adult

Can You Adopt an Adult?

By Alternative Family Services | June 10, 2019

One question we’ve often heard over the years is, “Can you adopt an adult?” Let’s dig into this query further in the context of foster care.  Adoption Age from Foster Care  In short, yes, you…

Former foster youth

Q&A with a Former Foster Youth

By Alternative Family Services | May 10, 2019

There are lots of stats out there about the state of foster youth in California, including on our own blog. But these numbers never tell the full picture.  We recently chatted with M, a former…


Why Social Services is One of the Best Second Careers

By Alternative Family Services | April 30, 2019

Whether you’re interested in a fresh start in the job market or you want to work part time after a decades-long career, a social services position is one of the best second careers you can…

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