Environmental Alternatives Foster Family Agency
455 Main Street
Quincy, CA 95971
Phone: (530) 283-3330
Fax: (530) 283-2150
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- Foster Families
- Family Camps
Hours of OperationMonday through Friday
9:00 to 5:00
About UsEnvironmental Alternatives a non-profit corporation
providing foster homes and group homes for children offices throughout Northern California.
Becoming a Foster Parent
Children are removed from biological parents because of neglect, abuse or delinquency. Severely disturbed or delinquent children are sent to institutional care facilities or group homes. Infants and toddlers may go to adoptive homes. The remaining, larger group of children, are placed in foster homes.
Types of children. As you can imagine, foster children have problems. At the very least, removal from their biological parents causes trauma. Usually, these children are damaged by poor parenting, if not serious neglect, abuse or molest. They were removed from their parents by County Child Protective Services or Probation Departments. The matter is then brought to Juvenile Court where the children are made wards or dependent children of the Court.