Foster to Adopt in Red Bluff
Foster Care and Parenting in Red Bluff | Children First Foster Family Agency is dedicated to supporting the Red Bluff community through ensuring the safety and welfare of its children. In order to do this, we require the assistance of nurturing foster care families who are just as committed to offering a stable environment as our social workers are to finding appropriate homes.
Foster parenting can be provided by people with all types of backgrounds who vary in age, occupation, marital status and nationality. However, the one thing foster parents all have in common is the devotion to helping children acquire their needs for a loving and healthy family situation. All children placed in foster care should find a refuge in their new surroundings, however temporary it may be, and have access to quality education and medical care.
In some cases where reunification is not deemed possible, Children First social workers will work with families interested in foster care adoption. Going the extra mile with foster adoption secures a home for children who cannot be rejoined with their birth families, still giving them the opportunity to have a positive and promising future with the guidance of a family.
If you think this may be the right situation for you and your family, contact Children First Foster Family Agency to learn more about Foster Care and Parenting in Red Bluff and foster care adoption.
Foster Care FAQs
Foster care is a temporary placement of children and youth with families outside of their own home due to child abuse or neglect. The goal is to provide a safe, stable, and nurturing environment for the child until such time as they can safely return to their home.
There are just a few universal requirements to become a resource parent:
- Age 18 or older
- Criminal background check
- Family stability
- Character references
- Regular source of income
- Home safety inspection
- Family evaluation
Depending on the circumstances, a child may be placed in a resource home for one day or for several months to several years. Placement is for as long as it takes to achieve a permanent placement for the child, whether the plan is for reunification with the child’s family, placement with relatives, or adoption.
Each family or child is assigned a case manager who is responsible for providing support to the resource family. Supportive services (respite care, training, crisis lines, counseling, etc.) are provided by the agency.
Resource parents receive a monthly reimbursement that helps cover the cost of food, clothing, and other basic needs of children and youth in care. MediCal covers the cost of medical, dental, and counseling services for children and youth in care.
Yes. Families are needed for children and youth from newborn to 18. You can specify the age and gender of the child in your care as is appropriate for your family, and you always reserve the right to decline the placement of a child in your home.