It can be intimidating to get started in the foster program as a resource parent. If you have long considered being a foster parent but didn’t know how to take the first steps, consider making that leap today. To become a resource family in California, you’ll need to go through a variety of steps – but we’ll be here to guide you from start to finish. Reach out today to learn more.
Check Off Some Basic Requirements | Resource Family in California
Before you can become a resource family in California, you’ll need to confirm that you meet some basic qualifications. Checking off these points isn’t enough to ensure that you’ll be able to become a resource parent, but they are a starting point. Some of those key pieces include:
- Being at least 21 years of age
- Passing a criminal background check
- Having a consistent source of income
- Being able to provide a stable, loving home
- Having a reliable source of transportation
- Devoting enough time to the success of the children living in your home
You will also have to go through a home safety inspection at some point, and have a family evaluation performed. If you aren’t sure whether or not you’ll qualify based on some of the requirements, there is nothing lost by simply getting in touch with our agency to ask whatever questions you may have. Even if you don’t qualify now, getting the information you need will make it easier to figure out what changes might be necessary to qualify later.
Customize the Experience
Once you have become a resource family in California, you’ll be able to work with our agency to determine exactly what kinds of placements will be a good fit for your family. There is a need for foster parents at all ends of the spectrum from small children up to young people who are approaching their 18th birthday, so don’t hesitate to talk to us about what kind of foster parenting would work best in your situation.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent, contact Children First Foster Family Agency or apply to become a resource parent.
Children First FFA is a private, non-profit organization in Northern California that is dedicated to helping change lives by providing a safe place for children to heal in a culture of love, acceptance, and consistency.
Author: Children First FFA