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PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services received its
adoptions license in 1999. This program was added to
enable us to permanently place children in our foster
homes 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, 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 18, 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.



FOSTER FAMILY AND ADOPTIONS
ADOPTIONS

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
Email: dtribbey@oyhfs.org
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Optimist Youth Homes
& Family Services

6957 N. Figueroa St. Box 41-1076 Los Angeles, CA 90041-1076
Telephone: (323) 443-3175
www.OYHFS.org

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Email:rmartinez@oyhfs.org
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