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The San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Services is a full service adoption agency licensed by the State of California. They place children with a variety of needs from ages 0-18 for adoption. SLO County Department of Social Services also offers post adoption services including referrals to community partners, a mentor program, support groups, ongoing trainings, respite care and coordination with the Adoption Assistance Program.

Process to becoming a foster to adoptive parent:

  • If you would like to learn more about the process to become a Foster to Adoption parent, please call Arya Jones at 781-1819 or 781-1705.
  • Attend an Information Outreach Session to help gather more information and have the opportunity to talk with a foster/adoptive parent and youth in Foster Care.
  • You can begin attending the PRIDE classes offered through Cuesta College. This training is designed to prepare parents to care for children in Foster Care and is required for all prospective parents. To enroll in the next session, see the enclosed calendar.
    Call (805) 781-1713 to enroll!
    This is the first step towards becoming a foster and/or adoptive parent!

Schedule for PRIDE classes at Cuesta College: PRIDE Schedule
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