Olive Crest Adoption Services

Contact Information

2130 East Fourth Street
Suite 200
Santa Ana, CA 92705
United States

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DayHours
Monday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Friday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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OUR VISION is a strong family for every child.
OUR MISSION at Olive Crest is dedicated to preventing child abuse by strengthening, equipping, and restoring children and families in crisis… One Life at a Time.®Olive Crest provides crucial services for the development of children and families. Explore foster to adopt programs, child adoption and fostering services. With over 400,000 children in the welfare system, the need for communities, churches and individuals to provide safe, loving homes is the solution. So many precious kids’ lives are hanging in the balance.
Together, we can make a difference.
The best way for children to heal from abusive home situations, is within the care of a strong and stable family. Whether it is short-term or long-term, providing safety, and consistency to help kids find their footing is the recipe for transforming lives.
OUR MODEL | CONTINUUM OF CARE
Olive Crest transforms the lives of children and families in crisis through the healing power of God, family, and community.
Olive Crest makes available the teachings of Judeo-Christian principles while respecting the religious background of each individual. Olive Crest acknowledges the existence of a creator through whom restoration and healing of a person’s life can be fully accomplished.


Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Specialized / Therapeutic Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption

Requirements to become a foster parent

Many do not realize the need for new resource families in California. The number of foster kids outnumber the foster families who can provide short or long-term care. Foster advocates work hard to find places for these children, but it is not easy.

The latest 2021 report from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) report in California says there are:

  • 47,871 kids in California's foster care system
  • 22,892 who entered foster care
  • 15,386 foster kids awaiting adoption
  • California foster kids across all ages, with a median of 8 years
  • 33% whose foster child case plans include adoption

A child's median time in the California foster care system is over a year at 16.8 months. 13% spend 3-4 years in foster care.

California needs foster parents to take in multiple children if they have the time and energy to care for them. Sibling groups often need care, and it is essential to support these family bonds. In California, it is challenging to find homes for teenagers, though they need stable environments and reliable adults to support them.


Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

3.4 / 5
Rating breakdown
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Michelle Dixon
Oct 16, 2022

If your child lives with Olive Crest beware. Foster Families are not actually employed by Olive Crest so if they abuse your child and report it they will do nothing. All the Olive Crest Foster Families are contracted through Community Care Licensing. So if your a family dealing with a run around like I am maybe this will help. I thought I could trust Foster care with my child that is wrong and Olive Crest doesn't hold accountability for employees actions.

Rating: 2

Kim McLaughlin
Oct 24, 2021

Amazing organization providing support for local foster families, foster kids and the community!

Rating: 5

Carleigh Conant
Aug 18, 2021

Our family has been fostering through Olive Crest for a couple years now, and we have loved our experience! We enjoy working with such an incredible organization that works so well alongside the county. Throughout our fostering journey, we have received so much help and support along the way. Their staff are very friendly and organized. I would highly recommend families go though Olive Crest to foster.

Rating: 5

Will Nash
Jun 23, 2021

I was a client and lived in there transitional homes. I lived in several apartments they had and all of them were infested with mold and bugs. They do not care to move you into an unhealthy living environment. Their "services" are primarily focused on doing their personal paperwork for the job. They will be quick to write ups and don't genuinely connect with the client. They're there for 1 reason. Government money .

Rating: 1

Karina Weiss
Jun 11, 2021

Olive Crest has been such a blessing to us. If you’re wondering whether or not you should choose this agency, do it! You won’t be disappointed. Their support alone is unlike any other. There is a saying that it takes a village to raise a child… Olive Creat is your village. They celebrate with you, cry with you, and walk along side the very hard journey of Foster Care with you. I honestly don’t think I could have made it through our journey without our amazing case manager and the support Olive Crest has given me and our family.

Rating: 5