Foster Care Protects Children

Foster parents are vital members of the local safety net of people and services that protect, care for and help heal Sonoma County children and teens who’ve suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment at home. 


Through no fault of their own, each day between 50-75 Sonoma County foster children and teens need a safe place to live.

Most just need a temporary haven while their parents get help coping with the issues that created an unstable home.

Others are teens trying to stand on their own two feet and just need a room to rent and some encouragement.

Some need a new forever family through adoption.

How children are treated in Our Community will shape their lives.

We need to show them kindness  and give them faith in their futures.

By caring for a local foster child, foster parents enrich not only the child's life, but their own.

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Find out if you'd make a good a foster parent

Sonoma County Human Services Department
Family, Youth and Children's Division

(707) 565-4274 or email us

For information about other local foster care agencies, visit

Or meet us at an upcoming event.

Contact Information

Family, Youth and Children's Services
Human Services Department
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
1202 Apollo Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Child Protection 24/7 Hotline

(707) 565-4304 / (800) 870-7064

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Your call makes a difference. Report concerns of abuse or neglect 24/7.

Local Foster & Adoption Agencies

Local Foster Care Agencies

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Learn about other ways to become a foster parent