According to an in-depth review conducted by Verywell Family, Koinonia has been ranked as the number one foster care agency in California. The Verywell Family article outlines the 6 Best Foster Care Agencies of 2020 and breaks down the best agencies based on different regions in the country and other interests such as  budget and international fostering.

The following is an excerpt from the article, detailing the reasons Koinonia was selected:

“Founded in 1982, Koinonia (a Greek word meaning “fellowship”) prioritizes relationships, serving dozens of counties throughout Northern, Central, and Southern California as well as Reno, Nevada.

Foster parents wanting to work with Koinonia will find emotional and educational support from staff in an effort to make foster children feel they are being cared for in a loving and therapeutic environment.

One of the agency’s biggest goals is permanency whenever possible, along with reducing the number of transitions a foster child has to experience on their way to a permanent home. Koinonia also offers several ancillary programs, like its Family Preservation Program, treatment programs for mental health and substance abuse issues, Crisis Resolution Center, and Love and Logic Parenting classes.

Koinonia provides its foster parents with extensive training and a designated family caseworker for additional guidance. If you live in one of the areas serviced by Koinonia, you can start the foster parent application process online or contact a local office directly.”

As an agency that places great emphasis on meaningful relationships throughout all aspects of the foster care process, Koinonia appreciates Verywell Family’s recognition of our commitment to foster youth and families. We will continue to advocate for permanency and strive to bring hope and healing to our communities through the services we provide. 


If you have questions about the foster care or adoption process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Give us a call at 877-244-5374 or submit an online inquiry here

“Every kid is one caring adult away from a success story.” ~Josh Shipp