PLACER KIDS: About Us
Placer Kids is a partnership between Sierra Forever Families and Placer County's Children System of Care created to increase the ability of finding permanency for all children living in foster care in Placer County.
Established in 1998, the partnership began as a response to the dramatic increase in the number of children in "out of home" placement. In the past, too many children bounced from one foster home to another, never having a permanent place to call their own. Placer Kids — building families for life — has created an integrated program that puts the needs of children first.
The concept of permanency-focused care is at the heart of Placer Kids' philosophy. The purpose is to facilitate every child's immediate need for placement into an everlasting family situation, either through successful reunification or adoption. Since the inception of Placer Kids, adoptions have increased over 500% in Placer County.
At Placer Kids there is no charge to adopt a child from foster care. Our placement services include:
• Family Recruitment
• Matching of children with families
• Home Study preparation
• Parent training classes
• Therapeutic services (during and after placement)
Placer Kids provides licensing for families and individuals residing in Placer County.