Foster Family & Adoption

Foster Family and Adoption Services is a licensed agency that provides trained, caring families for children ages birth to 21 who are among the most vulnerable and neglected in Los Angeles County.

With a firm belief that family is the foundation of a child’s emotional well-being, Aviva carefully recruits and screens individuals and couples who can provide a safe, structured and nurturing home. We provide foster parent(s) with extensive education in caring for children with histories of emotional trauma.

We seek diversity in our foster parental selection, knowing that a loving home can be created in a variety of settings. As a licensed foster care and adoption agency, we can make dreams come true for both the child and the parent(s).

Aviva’s social workers have a limited caseload to allow for weekly home visits, diligent oversight and support to the foster children and their foster families. We are always there for our families with guidance, education and 24-hour on-call support.

If you are interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent:



Aviva’s Intensive Treatment Foster Care (ITFC) Program is designed for children who are high-risk/high-need and at risk of being placed in a group home, usually stemming from extreme neglect and physical or sexual abuse.  Click to learn more about the Intensive Treatment Foster Care Program.


Staci story
Staci M., who adopted three sons with Aviva

I always wanted to give back, to nurture another human being. My heart is so happy that Aviva provided me with the opportunity to foster and adopt three amazing boys. Aviva really taught me about parenting, fostering and adopting. I know that my children will have a brighter future because we are a family!



Aviva does not preclude a person from being a foster parent or adoptive parent based solely on their culture, religion,
race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status or disability.