Youth must be referred by a County Child Welfare Social Worker. Foster families must pass fingerprint and background check, complete initial certification process and attend pre-certification training, have a home inspection, and maintain annual training hours to remain certified.
FamiliesFirst, Inc. is a foster care and adoption agency. They provide foster care and adoption services (recruitment of foster families and placement of foster youth) in the Northern California/Bay Area region. The agency also has a residential program and community-based services. FamiliesFirst has an adoption program that strives to ensure permanency for children in safe and nurturing homes.