Working with the right agency is one of the biggest steps you can take toward having a positive experience as a foster parent. Picking your foster family agency in California doesn’t have to be a long and drawn-out process, and it doesn’t have to take up a lot of your time – but you do want to keep a couple of key questions in mind that you can use when discussing the situation with potential agencies that you may work with moving forward. Let’s take a look at two important questions below. 

A Shared Mission

Perhaps the most important question you can ask a potential agency that you may work with is what their mission is for the agency and what vision they have for the future of their community. This is work that is done with the betterment of the whole community in mind and you want to make sure that you are on the same page. If everyone in a foster family agency in California is united toward a shared goal – and the foster parents that work with the agency also have that same vision – it’s far more likely that things will run smoothly and the desired results will be achieved for the young people that the system is designed to aid. 

Getting the Right Support

No one should go into the foster parenting experience alone. Working with a good agency is essential, and by “good”, we mean one that offers sufficient support and assistance to help the parents achieve positive outcomes with their placements time after time. The purpose of a foster family agency in California is to make sure the system is working as it should and that the parents who offer this service to their communities are properly supported. Ask about what will be available to you as a resource parent to make sure you’ll have the platform you need to thrive. 

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

Published: May 30, 2024

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