Adoption SF is a unique collaboration between the County of San Francisco Human Services Agency and Family Builders.

Family Builders is a private, not-for-profit foster care and adoption agency in Oakland, California. ASF combines our strengths and expertise, with each organization doing what it does best, to recruit, approve and prepare families to make a difference that matters in the life of a child or youth. Click to visit the Family Builders’ English or Spanish language website.

The Children

In California, there are thousands of children in the foster care system.  Many of these children will not be able to return to their birth families. They are waiting for the one thing they need most: a loving permanent family.

A stable adoptive family like yours can make all the difference to a child. And adopting will enrich your life as only children can.

Adoption SF can help you become a loving family to a child through our foster/adopt process.

Click here to visit Family Builders’ AdoptionSF page.

Why Adopt?

Every person or couple that adopts will have their own reasons, but at the heart of it is the desire to provide a family to a child who needs one. Our goal is to find a family for every child. Children who are not adopted by the time they turn 18/21 will "age out" of the foster care system, and must enter the adult world completely on their own. More than half of these young people will become homeless or be incarcerated within two years of their emancipation.

Who Can Adopt?

If you have a big heart, and deep love and empathy for children, you should consider adoption.

We Welcome:

  • Single parents
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender families
  • People who speak only Spanish
  • People who rent an apartment or house
  • People with moderate incomes

Please note that there is basic criteria to becoming a foster and or foster/adoptive family, including the following:

  • Families working with Family Builders must live within two hours of Oakland.
  • Must live in at least a two bedroom residence to begin the foster and/or adoption process.
  • May have no more than six children living in the residence at one time.
  • May only work with one foster care or adoption agency at a time.
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