The Family Network, Inc.

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7957 California Ave.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
United States

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Tuesday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Friday 8:30 AM-5 PM
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The Family Network, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, licensed adoption agency in the state of California. Our staff of social workers and adoption professionals is committed to helping families through every step of the adoption process. The Family Network is proud to work with all individuals wishing to build their families through adoption. We have a strong commitment to inclusivity and advocating for equality.

Whether traditional or non-conforming to historically accepted definitions of family, we believe that love makes good families, and we will walk with you on your adoption journey. We look forward to talking with you.

Services and information

  • Adoption
  • Other

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

3.5 / 5
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Dad Reads and Cooks Meat
Dec 24, 2022

We had a very good experience with TFN with both our adoptions. One was legally difficult because of ICWA issues. They explained the legal risks to us and helped us through the process. Here we are 7 years later and we couldn't be happier!

Rating: 5

asha stoddard
Aug 29, 2022

We used the family network for our home study and other services including applying for AAP. We used them in addition to an adoption lawyer. Everything was going smooth and we really enjoyed the person we met with for our home study.
Then, near the end of our adoption journey, something changed from the state where they no longer reimbursed private adoption agencies for AAP applications. This company, right before our adoption was to be finalized, charged us an additional $2000 to cover the loss on their end and held finalization of the adoption until paid. Stating that since we were receiving money(that is supposed to be for the care and needs of our son, not for agency fees) we should be able to pay it. This fee was never mentioned in the fee schedule we signed at the start and we were not warned that these fees could even be a possibility when they knew they could be losing funding. When I asked for a breakdown of what this was paying for, they said they could do that but would charge us even more! Our hands were tied, as they would not proceed with the adoption until these additional fees were paid. It felt very unethical.

Rating: 2