About San Mateo County Family and Children Services

Our team

We are a team of passionate individuals dedicated to achieving permanency for San Mateo’s foster care youth.

What We Do

The San Mateo County Family and Children Services team is responsible for working toward permanency for foster children in our county. Toward that goal, we recruit, evaluate and approve families interested in becoming resource families to foster a child or adopt a child from foster care. We provide resources and support to families and children in foster care, including education, medical, mental health and other support. We facilitate the process of reunification of families and youth in situations where reunification is possible. We also coordinate adoption of youth in foster care. We strive to make the process of becoming a resource family as streamlined as possible, and we offer online applications for resource families through our partnership with Binti. Learn more about becoming a resource family to foster a child here and to adopt a child here.