Interested in Foster or Adoption

Children and Family Services

One name. Infinite potential.

Did you know? Lilliput and Wayfinder Family Services merged in 2020 and as of 2023, will be known as Wayfinder Family Services. As Wayfinder Family Services, we will continue to stand in the gap and change the future, embracing the spirit of our name: we forge ahead, we find a way, whatever it takes. We are Wayfinder.

We’re so proud of Lilliput’s history and even more excited about our future as Wayfinder Family Services. Our goal remains unchanged: do whatever it takes to give children the opportunity to be part of a safe, nurturing, lifelong family. Our commitment is unwavering: As Wayfinder Family Services, we now serve more than 21,000 children and families across California. Our team is stronger than ever: with offices across the state, we have deep partnerships, more resources and increased impact.

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Our goal is to ensure every child has an opportunity to be part of a safe, nurturing, lifelong family. We are committed to the highest quality in child welfare programs, building healthier families and finding loving homes for children. We have offices across the state, serving over two dozen counties. Our programs have a strong commitment to inclusive services for all families, including LGBTQIA+ families.

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With over 60,000 young people in California’s foster care system, we invite you to learn more about becoming a foster or adoptive resource parent today. Our families represent the cultural diversity of our communities, and we welcome all qualified and nurturing prospective parents to take the  next step, including single parents and LBGTQ+ families.

Children who grow up in a family are more likely to graduate high school, pursue further education, and engage in productive activities, eventually becoming leaders in our communities.


Learn more about our becoming a Foster or Adoption parent(RFA).

I don’t want to see my grandchildren on the news,” Monica wrote to the director of social services. She knew her young grandsons were in danger because their mother, Eva*, had a mental illness, which was later diagnosed as schizophrenia. Monica needed to get them help. Eva’s trouble began three years earlier, after she gave birth…

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