Helpful Documents

Created by CFS staff and MFCA board members, this form should be used each time a child is placed in a caregiver’s home. Designed to help both social workers and resource families think about “what I need to know” during the often crazy time of placement, its use will save valuable minutes down the road. New Placement Checklist

The following document provides a list of the different types of respite care providers foster parents may use for foster children:
Babysitting Alternative Care Respite Matrix

Marin County Department of Health and Human Services Children and Family Services Unit Contact Names and Phone Numbers: CFS Phone List

State of California Health and Human Services Agency, Community Care Licensing,
Pre-Placement Questionnaire (LIC 9225 (4/10)) (pdf)

Whitepaper by Cherry Jones, LMFT,
From Foster Care to Adoption: 10 Tips for Creating a Successful Adoption (pdf)

Professional Resources in Marin County and the Bay Area:

Marin County Department of
Health and Human Services

3250 Kerner Blvd.
San Rafael, CA 94901
Tel: (415) 473-2200
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California State Office of
the Foster Care Ombudsman

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Family and Children’s Law Center
30 N. San Pedro Rd. #245
San Rafael, CA 94903
Tel: (415) 492-9230
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5643 Paradise Dr., Suite 12-B
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Tel: (415) 924-0587
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Wasacz Hilley & Fullerton
459 Fulton St., Suite 209
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: (888) 942-8881

Marin CASA
1401 Los Gamos Drive, Suite 130
San Rafael, CA 94903
Tel: (415) 785-3862
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Marin Child Care Council
555 Northgate Dr.
San Rafael, CA 94903
Tel: (415) 491-5770
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Marin County Office of Education
1111 Gallinas Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94903
Tel: (415) 491-0792
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