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 resource family 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.
Resource Family Pre-Approval training (formerly PRIDE) is a 10-hour interactive training course developed to educate resource and adoptive families about the child welfare system and trauma-informed parenting of children. Prospective foster/adoptive families learn about working as a team, attachment, grief and loss, trauma-informed parenting and creating a healing home and community.
For more information and to RSVP (as space is limited) for a training session please see the schedule with contact information below.
Our Nevada City office is MOVING! Details coming soon.
Our offices will be CLOSED September 4th in observance of Labor Day.
Sacramento – Must RSVP for attendance as space is limited – (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 (space is limited, call to RSVP): 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Resource Family Pre-Approval Training (Formerly PRIDE) – Space is limited, please call to RSVP: 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:
Address: 316 Vernon Street, Roseville
Childcare room: 229
Both rooms are upstairs.
Street parking is ample behind the building. There is also a parking structure 1 block down on Oak street.
A light dinner is served for adults and children.
Classes repeat every four weeks. New participants are welcome to join a series anytime but must RSVP. No need to wait for Module One to get started. All four modules are required.
Adoption Module (Space is limited, please RSVP): 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