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HSD Family and Children's Services Foster Care and Adoption

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General Agency Information
Name: HSD Family and Children's Services Foster Care and Adoption
Altername Name(s): Santa Cruz County Foster Care and Adoption
Address: 1400 Emeline Avenue Bldg. K
Santa Cruz,  CA  95060
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Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-345-2700
Use California Relay: True
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8-5
Description: More than 60,000 children in California currently reside in foster care. Every day, more children and youth enter the foster care system and are in need of safe, loving homes. Some of our kids need a temporary place to stay. Others need families willing to commit to their care for a lifetime. All children and youth deserve to be raised in homes where they can thrive and reach their highest potential.

At any given time, in Santa Cruz County roughly 250 children and youth are in need of foster and adoptive parents able to care for them. There is always a strong placement need for older children, sibling sets, and children with special challenges.
Programs: The first step to becoming a foster or adoptive parent is to attend an orientation at the Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Avenue in Santa Cruz. We hold orientations on the first Wednesday of each month from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. There is no need to register beforehand. Just come join us!

If you have any questions or need help completing the application process, please contact: Resource Family Approval (RFA) Supervisor Trevor Davis at (831) 454-4687. You can also e-mail Trevor at
Languages other than English: Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled: Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation: Available Within One Block
Eligibility: Contact for Information
Fees: Call for Information
Areas Served: Santa Cruz County
Physical Location: Santa Cruz
Funding Source: County Government
Federal Government
State Government
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Adoption Counseling and Support
Adoption Evaluation/Placement
Adoption Information
Adoption Services
Foster Care for Dependent Children
Foster Home Licensing
Foster Parent/Family Recruitment
Foster Parents
Government Agencies
Kinship Care
Mutual Support Groups
This agency was last updated on April 26, 2018