Who We Are

On Your Feet Foundation Northern California is an independent 501(c)(3) non profit organization founded in 2008 to support and empower birth parents who have chosen to place a child for adoption. We are a network of birth parents, adoptive parents, grandparents, adoption professionals and other individuals who value the choices birth parents have made. We are not affiliated with any adoption agency or organization that facilitates the placement of children for adoption. OYFF Northern California is modeled on the successful Chicago-based organization of the same name.

Board of Directors

The OYFF Board of Directors is a diverse group of committed individuals that includes birth parents, adoptive parents and adoption professionals. The primary role of the Board is to provide strategic guidance to the organization. Board membership is a volunteer activity.


In 2011, OYFF transitioned from an all volunteer endeavor to a professionally staffed organization that now includes three part time staff members. OYFF Staff members possess a wide range of skills and experience that shape and advance the mission of the organization.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of OYFF is comprised of recognized Bay Area experts in the field of adoption. They represent a varied range of talents, experiences, organizations and philosophies. Each contributes their expertise on a voluntary basis and provides strategic guidance and practical advice to OYFF.