Big Day of Giving

May 4th, 2023

Thank you for your support in making a difference!

Big Day of Giving
Koinonia's 9th Annual Golf Tournament
Koinonia's 9th Annual Golf Tournament
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Ranked Number One Foster Care Agency in California

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Foster Care

Being a Koinonia parent means you will be a part of an organization with very high standards and expertise in helping children in need. Children in foster care have been exposed to various forms of trauma; our staff is here to equip you to help these children heal and thrive.

As a Koinonia parent, you might be the first person in a child’s life to truly love and care for them.


Koinonia’s Adoption Program primarily assists families who are interested in the private adoption process. We also assist families who wish to adopt through the foster care system (also known as fost-adopt). In cases where reunification is not possible, our adoption program staff work in partnership with our foster care program staff to provide a waiting child with a loving, permanent family. The fost-adopt process substantially reduces the costs usually associated with adoption and helps the children who need it most.

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We’ve made it simple for you to contribute using easy online options on our website. You’ll find flexible donation options for individuals, organizations or corporations looking to make a difference.

Ways You Can Contribute

"Everyone at Koininia is wonderful! They are so very kind, knowledgeable, and efficient. The classes were enjoyable and every staff member is a delight!"


– Hilary Klose, Fresno, CA

Koinonia News

Embracing Youth Through Respite Care

Jenn and Mechelle came together in June of 2020. Jenn brought her daughter Lishai and Mechelle brought her daughters, Grace and Izzy, joining their beautiful families to create a family of two moms and three girls. Before coming together, both Jenn and Mechelle knew...

10 Ways To Be Inclusive of LGBTQ+ Youth

LGBTQ+ Youth make up a third of the youth in foster care. That number is more than three times the rate of youth that identify as lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender or questioning in the general population. LGBTQ+ foster youth are more likely to spend time in foster...

Thank You to Our Big Day of Giving Supporters

Big Day of Giving has finally come to a close. Our Koinonia team wants to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the donors who generously contributed to this year's Big Day of Giving event. Close to $9000 was raised! Your contributions will make a real difference in the...

Paying It Forward Through Foster Care

In the midst of memes, quick content, and discord, there are still people using social media for a more wholesome reason. People like Christine, a former foster youth in search for her former foster parent, Banetta. “My birth name is Christine Rowland and I was a...

Kid-Friendly Easter Activities

Holidays can bring about a range of emotions for children in foster care, but they can also provide some of the best memories. It is imperative that we create positive and affirming experiences so that children can feel seen, valued, and supported, all while giving...

A Perfect Match

Dolores G., a cherished Koinonia resource parent, was also a middle school Campus Supervisor who had many years of experience in caring for teen boys. Dolores has long understood the value of structure and consistency for youth in foster care, and she prioritized...

8 Ways to Honor Black History Month

Black History Month has been celebrated in America since 1970. In February 1969, educators and students involved in the Black United Student Organization at Kent State University proposed for an entire month dedicated to celebrating Black history in America. The first...

Selfless Love: The Jackson Family Story

Marie always knew she wanted to be a mom. The Jacksons started as a family of 6, traveling often and very close-knit. The parents of the household, Marie and Robb, owned a clothing line for most of the kids' young childhood. Marie homeschooled their 4 children while ...

A Wish Come True

Mike and Erin’s marriage has been filled with fun and adventure. In just the first couple of years of their marriage, they went on several road trips together with pups in tow, visited Walt Disney World, and even traveled abroad to Europe. Beyond traveling and...

Common Misconceptions About Private Adoption

There are many misconceptions about private adoption. Whether you are a parent looking to make an adoption plan for your child, a family trying to decide how you would like to go about adopting, or just someone looking for more information - we would like to share...

About Koinonia

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Koinonia Family Services is a nationally accredited, premier foster and adoption agency with over 39 years of experience and offices throughout California and Nevada.

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Ranked Number One Foster Care Agency in California.

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