Adoption Services

Family Builders offers different programs for fostering, adoption, and other forms of permanency for those families who are ready to meet the needs of children and older youth waiting in the foster care system.


Foster Care Services

There are thousands of children and youth in the nine Bay Area Counties who are in foster care. Nearly half are in Alameda and San Francisco Counties.


Your Donations Make a Difference

We know that not everyone can adopt or foster a child, but there are other ways you can contribute to help kids find families. The following are just a few ways you can make a difference.

Supporting Youth in Transition

Tyler talks about his life after entering foster care at the age of 10.

Newsletter Summer 2014

If you haven't seen Family Builders' Summer 2014 Newsletter, here's your chance to read about...

Snippets from Recent Our America with Lisa Ling Show - Children of the System

The most recent episode of "Our America With Lisa Ling" was entitled, "Children of the System...

Family Builders Celebrates Pride Month By Bringing Awareness to the Disproportionate Number of Youth in Foster Care

Of the 59,000 children and youth in foster care in California, it is estimated that anywhere...

Adoption SF

There are hundreds of children and youth in the foster care system in San Francisco County who need a family just like yours. Without an adoption...

Adoption Through Foster Care

Our core program, "Foster To Adoption", focuses on guiding families through the adoption process for children who...

Family Builders Part of Collaboration for Youth Acceptance Collaborative for LGBTQ Youth and Their Families

Three agencies recently formed a collaboration in Alameda County designed to provide a continuum of services to...

Our Mission

Family Builders believes that every child has the right to grow up in a permanent, nurturing family regardless of that child’s age, race,...

LGBT Community