Our orientation presents an overview of the foster care to adoption process. Also covered are the comprehensive services provided by Sierra, the foster children in need of families, and the steps to becoming a forever family.
Sierra offers a variety of monthly support groups as one of our beneficial services. The groups give parents the forum to share ideas and resources with other pre- and post-adoptive families. Groups also explore parenting issues and deepen the understanding of the dynamics of foster, kin and adoption experiences while also earning foster care education credits.
Adoption Module is a six-hour parent education training covering adoption specific issues, legal and financial information, and parenting children who have experienced trauma and loss. This interactive course also discusses the challenges that may be faced by adoptive families, develops a support network between participants, and shares community resources.
Note: This course is required for all parents prior to an adoption finalization and is taken after children are placed in the home.
PRIDE is a 10-hour interactive training course developed to educate foster and adoptive families about the child welfare system and trauma-informed parenting of children. Prospective foster/adoptive families learn about protecting and nurturing children, meeting children’s developmental needs, supporting relationships with birth families, and nurturing relationships intended to last a lifetime.
For more information and to RSVP for a training session please see the schedule with contact information below.
Our office will be closed Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.
Sacramento – Must RSVP for attendance – (916) 368-5114
Orientation: Second Monday of each month. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LGBTQ Support Group (RSVP for child care): Second Wednesday of each month. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Adoptive Family Support Group (RSVP for child care): Fourth Tuesday of each month. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Adoption Module (RSVP for child care): 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Resource Family Pre-Approval Training (Formerly PRIDE): 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Auburn – Must RSVP for attendance – (530) 887-9982
Orientation: Third Thursday of each month. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Resource Family Pre-Approval Training. 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm:
333 Sunrise Ave, Roseville
Training in Room 221
Please RSVP – child care provided in Rm 212
Classes repeats every four weeks. New participants are welcome to join a series anytime. No need to wait for Module One to get started. All four modules are required.
Adoption Module: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Foster/Adoptive Parent Support Group: Fourth Thursday of each month. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nevada City – Must RSVP for attendance – (530) 478-0900
Orientation: First Wednesday of each month. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Adoptive Parent Support Group: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chico and Other Counties – Must RSVP for attendance – (530) 879-3861
Adoptive Parent Support Group – Orland: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Adoptive Parent Support Group – Yreka: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Adoptive Parent Support Group – Mt. Shasta: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Adoptive Parent Support Group – Yuba Sutter