Foster Care and Adoption

18 Degrees has helped families come together for over 100 years. We have the experience and compassion to help you through this process right from the beginning.

We welcome all kinds of families – regardless of gender, race, age, religion, marital status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, expression, or identity. We also work with existing family members who are caring for another family member’s child, like grandparents, aunts, or uncles.

We will guide you through the process and provide extensive training and support. We want you to be confident in your decision to grow your family.

18 Degrees will provide:

  • 30 hours of pre-service training
  • Pre-placement visits to your home by the child and staff
  • Weekly visits by our social worker
  • 24-hour emergency on-call staff
  • Monthly training and support groups
  • Clinical services by licensed professionals
Foster family in foster care with 18 Degrees social worker in Western MA

Have a conversation about whether foster care or adoption is right for you and your family.

For more information about growing your family, please Contact Us

Treehouse Community

18 Degrees provides clinical and family support for families at Treehouse Community. The Treehouse Community is a mission-driven community offering vital living opportunities and community connections for all ages. Designed to support families who are fostering and adopting children from the public foster care system, Treehouse is a caring, inter-generational neighborhood. Find out more about Treehouse community.