Foster Care and Adoption
Crittenton Services for Children and Families Foster Care Program is part of the continuum of services dedicated to the welfare of the children and youth in our care. Foster Care offers a less restrictive level of care versus the services offered in residential or group home settings. Crittenton provides qualified foster families for children who are unable to safely remain with their biological families or that do not have family to care for them.
The goal is to place all children with trained and certified foster or resource families to provide a full range of benefits and services that will address the child’s individual needs as well as offer a nurturing and protective environment. This also includes enriching foster or resource families by connecting them with community organizations such as faith based agencies, resettlement agencies, and mentors.
Crittenton is committed to providing foster care placement that will offer stability, support, and care to the children who need this the most. Therefore, when appropriate, Crittenton encourages foster or resource parents to consider adoption as a possibility and as a concurrent plan in the event that family reunification does not occur for the child. Furthermore, Crittenton also strives to prepare our youth for independent living such as with life skills training and vocational services in an effort to obtain economic self sufficiency.
Please join us in building and supporting stronger families by learning more about our foster care program and the process of becoming a foster or resource parent!
“A number of years ago I used to watch programs regarding adoption, foster care and about children in need. I used to think to myself that one day I was going to help or adopt one of these children that I just couldn’t understand why no one wanted. Today, I enjoy having these kids as a part of my family and watching them grow to become responsible adults. I let all of my children know that if I can open my home for you that, one day, you too can do the same for other children that may need your help.” Mrs. Valdez – Crittenton Resource Parent and Dedicated Foster Family Home
For More Information
- Click here to see our Orientation/ Training opportunities
- Office Phone: 714.680.8200
- Email: FOSTERCARE@crittentonsocal.org
- Lic# 306099612 and #336424300