Becoming a parent is a dream for many people. Adoption is a great way to bring that dream to life, and sometimes, adoption becomes possible through the foster care program. With that said, not all fostering situations will lead to adoption, so it’s important to understand how foster care adoption in Sutter County works and what qualifications will need to be met. Let’s take a closer look below. 

Understanding Foster-to-Adopt

The first thing that all resource parents interested in foster care adoption in Sutter County need to understand is that adoption is not the primary focus of the foster system. First and foremost, the goal of the system is to reunite children with their biological families in a healthy, safe setting. That is only possible in roughly half of all foster cases, however, so many children end up in a position where adoption is possible. If you have been approved as a foster parent by going through the necessary process and meeting all of the qualifications, you may wind up in a situation where a child in your care becomes available for adoption and you can make that decision as a family. 

A Common Path

While foster care adoption in Sutter County might not be the primary goal of the foster system as a whole, it does happen regularly. In fact, nearly 40% of all adoptions come out of the foster system, and more than 5,000 kids each year are adopted from foster care in the state of California alone. It’s true that the process can be emotionally challenging, as it’s quite likely that you will have several placements in your home that don’t need a permanent family, but there is a good chance that eventually one of the placements in your care will need to be adopted.  

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent, contact Children First Foster Family Agency or apply to become a resource parent

Children First FFA is a private, non-profit organization in Northern California that is dedicated to helping change lives by providing a safe place for children to heal in a culture of love, acceptance, and consistency.

Author: Children First FFA

Published: April 11, 2024

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