Application Process


The first step is to contact SCFFAA at 213-365-2900 or send an e-mail requesting information to You will be sent information about the agency as well as a schedule of upcoming orientations and classes. In addition, our Adoption Program Director is available to meet with you and provide an overview of the adoption process, covering the different types of adoption available and answering any questions you may have.

Next, you will be asked to attend an orientation. The orientation will cover such topics as the foster care system, ways to build a family, the children in the system, requirements for and benefits of becoming a foster and adoptive parent.

After the orientation, the next step is the same for adoptive parents as it is for prospective foster parents. There are 24 hours of training offered in sessions on Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm or on Saturdays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Additionally, you will have to take First Aid and CPR training, which is offered through the agency, obtain a criminal record clearance and meet all foster care requirements.

Once all of the documentation is received a Home Study and Home Inspection will follow.