We are honored to be one of 1,700 organizations across the U.S. and Canada selected by The Starbucks Foundation Neighborhood Grants, recognizing the impact we are making in our community. Adopt a Family Program NorCal is making a difference and bringing smiles to children through our giving programs. We connect the generosity of our donors with children in local families who are struggling financially. We give special thanks to our local Starbucks employees for sharing our passion. Our Toy Drive blue barrels will be in local Starbucks stores during the holiday season, collecting toys for children. If you want to help, leave toys in the blue barrels or kindly make a donation by selecting the Donate button on the right side of the website.


For the past several years, Sierra Child & Family Services has been fortunate to work with the Adopt a Family of Northern California program to serve hundreds of children in need of a happy holiday season.

Adopt A Family has provided gifts for Christmas parties with Santa, giving carloads of gifts to spread joy to children and their families.

Due to the nature of the children and families we serve, names, photos etc., must remain confidential. That has not dissuaded the amazing donors that support Adopt a Family NorCal year after year. The call to service that these donors have shown over the years is beyond appreciated and is not gone unnoticed.

The goal of our agency is to continue to make a difference to youth that are at risk, and to those that are in out of home placement. With the help of community donations such as the ones that support the Adopt a Family NorCal program, we will continue to be able to serve those children and make this difficult time in their lives much brighter.

Sierra Child and Family Services
Adoption and Foster Child Placement

“I also wanted to tell you thank you for everything that you do. Reading these letters really touched me because at one point I was on the other side asking for people to adopt me and my children. I am so excited to be able to help families now that are in the position that I was once in. I know that when I was adopted it was the biggest blessing and if it wasn’t for you all, we wouldn’t be able to do this. So, thank you so very much.” ~ Kallie

Adopt a Family Program of Northern California is proud to display the Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest honor awarded by Candid/Guidestar nonprofit research organization. You can donate to our organization with confidence that you can trust us.