Annual Report

Discover our debut annual report for key insights and milestones.

Annual Report
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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.

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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

Building Bridges: Emily Smithhart’s Fostering Story of Love for Children and Their Biological Families

At 16 years old, Emily’s journey into foster care began when she started babysitting for a family with biological, adopted, and foster children. This experience showed Emily all the beautiful, messy parts of fostering and sparked her passion for fostering. Emily, her...

Understanding Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a heartbreaking and mysterious phenomenon that has puzzled medical professionals, parents, and caregivers for many years. As a family service agency, Koinonia holds space for the impact of this tragic occurrence on biological,...

10 Strategies for Preventing Suicide in Your Community

If you’re reading this, chances are you know someone who has thought about, attempted, or lost their life to suicide. As one of the leading causes of death in the United States, suicide is a  serious public health concern that affects individuals, families, and...

5 Back-to-School Tips

August is here, which means school is just around the corner! We know the transition from summer back to the school year can be a time full of excitement and emotion. Occasionally it can be a big struggle and adjustment for families, but we are here to support you in...

Richard and Ted’s Foster-to-Adopt Adventure

When Ted and Richard began their relationship, they spent much of the year traveling. They were adventurous and had a very fun lifestyle together, always on the go. Originally they did not have any intentions of having kids because they always had their families’ and...

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 Tips to Help Your Child Navigate Their Emotions

Navigating emotions is something that everyone struggles with in one way or another. As a parent, you know that controlling your own emotions is a hard task, on top of having the task of helping your child navigate theirs. Having the tips and tools to navigate through...

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...

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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