Adopt a Family
How to Apply
Each family must complete their application and submit required paperwork. City staff will review the applications and select the families that qualify. Families will be notified, by email, of the status of their application.
Applicants must be current Brea residents and provide requested information as outlined. Families who have been adopted the previous year need to wait a year before applying again. Acceptance is not based solely on income as special circumstances will be considered.
Wish lists provided by qualified families will be used as a guideline for donors. Donors will be asked to prioritize the clothing needs of children under the age of 18, followed by any toy requests. Additional gifts for adult family members, such as parents or adult children 18 years and older, are optional and not guaranteed. Donors are asked to provide 4-6 items per child. Please do not request large items such as game consoles or large electronics. Personal information included on the application will not be provided to the donors.
- DUE TO THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS WE RECEIVE WE CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE TO RETURN DOCUMENTATION INCLUDED WITH YOUR APPLICATION. PLEASE INCLUDE COPIES OF DOCUMENTS. WE WILL DESTROY DOCUMENTS AFTER THEY ARE PROCESSED.
- All information and data on the application will be verified. The application will be maintained by the Agency staff in a Program file, all other materials relating to eligibility will be destroyed. Please note there may be up to a two-week waiting period for approval of application.