Extended Foster Care

Assisting young adults to find permanency with their transition to adulthood .

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COVID-19 Update

For Foster Care / Extended Foster Care Recipients:

Child Welfare Workers continue to provide essential services. To protect public health, Child Welfare Workers are conducting pre-screening telephone calls before making monthly in-person visits with children in foster care. Our staff are asking you to answer yes or no to a few questions, so that we can provide appropriate services to you and your family:

  • Has anyone in your home tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
  • In the past 14 days have you, your children and/or anyone in your household had any of the following symptoms?
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
  • Have you, your children and/or anyone in your household had close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 with a laboratory confirmed testing in the last 14 days?

If the answer is “yes” to any of the questions, you are encouraged to contact your doctor and let them know about your symptoms and/or exposure. The Child Welfare Worker will make alternate plans to accomplish the purpose of the contact and ensure the child’s health, safety and wellbeing.

When in-person visits are necessary, Child Welfare Workers are equipped with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and practice safe social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Likewise, clients and caregivers are asked to wear face coverings and to follow safe social distancing guidelines.

Lobbies at 675 Hegenberger, Oakland and 24100 Amador, Hayward are temporarily closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Our lobby at 1111 Jackson St., Oakland, is open by appointment only for some family visits and LiveScan fingerprinting. Face coverings are required for entry into the building.
Child and Family Team (CFT) meetings will be held via Conference Call until further notice.

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California Fostering Connections to Success Act / AB 12

The California Fostering Connections to Success Act was signed into law September 30, 2010 through Assembly Bill (AB) 12. Some highlights of AB-12 and “Cleanup” Legislation (AB 212; AB 1712; AB 2454; AB 2337):

  • Extended Foster Care;
  • Extended Non-Related Legal Guardianship Benefits;
  • New Kin-GAP Program Requirements and Extended Kin-GAP Program Benefits;
  • Expanded Definition of Relative for federal Kin-GAP;
  • Extended Adoption Assistance Payments (AAP)