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ALTADENA, CA 91001 | (626) 243-9043

Foster Care & Adoption Services provide therapeutic placements for children in the foster care system and adoptive families for special-needs children in Los Angeles County. One of the primary goals of Hathaway- Sycamores is preparing children who have been removed from their families to return home to an environment that has become safe and secure. If that is not possible, the agency seeks to place children in a less restrictive, more home-like setting. Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services recruits, trains, certifies, supervises and supports foster families who are willing to open their hearts and homes to these children. The children and families we serve through foster and adoptive care have complex needs. Our Staff take an approach that focuses on the family’s strengths and needs. They provide the most comprehensive and innovative services available that include: Weekly visits by a social worker, 24-hour support and guidance; financial support; in-home psychotherapy, play therapy and other forms of intervention as needed; assessment of educational needs and advocacy for appropriate educational setting and services; access to the full-range of professional mental health services provided by Hathaway-Sycamores. Foster families can be very different in life style, income and education. Foster families are of different races and creeds. A foster parent need not be married. Foster parents can be employed outside the home as long as suitable childcare is available. Whenever possible, Hathaway-Sycamores matches the interests and strengths of the foster family with the needs of the foster child. The foster families provide food, clothing, a comfortable home, a soft shoulder and a lot of patient understanding and structure.

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