Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services received its adoptions license in 1999. This program was added to enable us to permanently place children in our resource families through the adoptions process as it is our firm belief that all children deserve a permanent home and family.  

Optimist can help families adopt children from the foster care system. Many children who are currently in foster care are waiting for their “forever family”. Through Optimist, potential adoptive families receive an adoption home study and support throughout the foster care and adoption process. Adopting a child from foster care is not expensive - financial support is available to adoptive families until the child is 21, and adopted children have Medi-Cal under most circumstances. 

To adopt a child from foster care, you can be married, single, or living in a committed relationship. Same gender couples are welcome. Applicants must qualify for both foster care and adoption.

All applicants are required to:
·Pass a background check
·Provide documentation such as marriage/divorce documents, income verification,  
  health clearances
·Participate in training program
·Pass a home safety inspection

Optimist holds free Adoption Orientation Sessions in our Los Angeles and Palmdale offices every month.  Attending one of our orientations can help you decide if adopting through foster care is right for you.  Adoption social workers are available after the meeting to set-up individual appointments.


For more information about our Adoption Services, please click on the following link:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) About Adoption

For additional information, please contact:
David Tribbey
Optimist Foster Family and Adoptions Agency
520 W. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G
Tel.: (323) 543-4214
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