Key Numbers to Know for California

Total # of Kids in Foster Care**

Kids Awaiting Adoption**

Total # of Churches***

Total # of Waiting Kids**

Percentage of Waiting Kids by Age**

0-3 Years
4-7 Years
8-12 Years
13-17 Years
All numbers are approximate and based on most recent available data. See footnotes below for statistic links.

System Structure*

Name of State Child Welfare Agency:

California Children and Family Services Division (visit here)

How Child Welfare is Administered:

State Supervised, County Administered

Footnotes: Data was collected from these sources

* 50 State Chartbook on Foster Care, Boston University School of Social Work

** Child Welfare Outcomes 2009-2012:  Report to Congress, Childrens Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

*** Opportunity for Impact, Focus on the Family 2014

CAFO Members and Partners Actively Working in Foster Care

Bridge Organizations


Saddleback Church


Olive Crest

Olive Crest is dedicated to preventing child abuse, to treating and educating at-risk children, and to preserving the family… One Life at a Time. Olive Crest transforms the lives of at-risk children through the healing power of family.

Learn more about Olive Crest

Olive Crest

Service Organizations

Royal Family Kids Camp
Teen Leadership


CALIFORNIA Foster Movement Network

Right here in CALIFORNIA, we are building a network of individuals, churches, organizations and agencies that are passionate about building Church-based foster care movement. Sign-up below and you will be added to the Foster Movement Network for your state.   So, what does that mean? 

1.  We’ll connect you to movement-building opportunities as they arise in your state and help others in the network to find you

2.  You will get our national weekly Foster Roster E-Newsletter complete with articles, videos, blog posts, and other resources that will help you as you build foster care movement where you live.  

(PLEASE NOTE:  If you are already receiving the Foster Roster, that’s great!  We will, however, still need you to complete the form below for you to be added to your state’s Foster Movement network.)