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.

Adopt

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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"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

Honoring Hispanic Heritage Within the Context of Foster Care

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed September 15th - October 15th. Honoring Hispanic heritage is so important, especially in California where 48% of children are considered to be of Latin or Hispanic descent. It can be challenging to sort out your identity as...

Introducing Koinonia’s New Executive Director

April 20, 2022 Koinonia Family Services is pleased to announce that Dr. Tiffany Sickler has been selected by the Board of Directors as its new Executive Director. With extensive qualifications and 15 years of management experience in the field of children and family...

40 Years of Serving Foster Youth & Families

As we look back on the past 40 years, there’s certainly a lot to take in. Since 1982, we’ve had the privilege of serving thousands of foster youth and resource parents. What these numbers fail to capture is the wide range of emotions that come with each individual...

It Takes a Village: Community Brings Christmas Cheer to Foster Youth

Each holiday season, we are overwhelmed by the depth of generosity from our community, and Christmas of 2021 was no exception. We want to take a moment to celebrate the incredible volunteers and donors who showered our foster youth and families with love. Whether it...

How to Support Your Foster Child During the Holidays

The holiday season is typically a time we look forward to, associated with positive memories, fun traditions, spending time with family, and spreading good cheer. However, for foster children who have been removed from their families due to abuse or neglect, the...

November is National Adoption Month

For many, November marks the official beginning of the holiday season. At Koinonia, we look forward to this time of year for a different reason. National Adoption Month is a great opportunity to raise awareness about the nearly 430,000 children currently in foster...

How to Support Your Foster Child During the Holidays

The holiday season is typically a time we look forward to, associated with positive memories, fun traditions, spending time with family, and spreading good cheer. However, for foster children who have been removed from their families due to abuse or neglect, the...

A Profound Moment: The Wisdom of a Foster Child

Yesterday, I met an old soul living in the body of a ten-year-old boy. We were working on an in-home assessment together, and I got to the question, "What is the best thing about this family so far?" Without prompting or prodding, he tells me: Food. They feed me and I...

The Journey to a Forever Family

It was 2017 when I first met Hannah and her younger siblings, Aiden and Isabella. As the eldest, 11-year-old Hannah had taken on the role of leader and protector. Aiden (6) and Bella (3) were timid and shy, watching Hannah’s every move to see how they should proceed....

What Is Intensive Services Foster Care (ISFC)?

If you have looked into fostering at all, you have may have heard the term ISFC, or “intensive services foster care.” So, what exactly does that mean? Intensive services foster care is a level of care. Foster youth who are considered ISFC have a higher level of need...

Why Family Reunification & Preservation Always Comes First

In our society, there can be misconceptions about why children end up in foster care, and therefore a hesitancy towards reunification. While there are certainly cases of abuse and severe neglect, there is usually a more complex reason a child enters the foster care...

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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