Children and Family Services

Thousands of California children find homes each year through our foster family and adoption programs. We provide a continuum of services, from short-term emergency housing to long-lasting family placements, that provide abused or neglected children with safety and support. Click through the links below to learn more about each of these programs.

Adoption Services (Southern California)

Children in foster care find loving, lifelong families through Wayfinder’s training for prospective parents, placement and post-adoption support.


Foster Family Services (Southern California)

Abused and neglected children in the child welfare system find safe, caring homes through our foster family services in Southern California.


The Cottage (Temporary Shelter Care)

Children ages birth to 17 who have been removed from their families due to abuse, neglect, abandonment or disruption in their families live in short-term, emergency housing.