Foster to Adopt in Shasta County
Foster Care and Parenting in Shasta County | Every day, families in Shasta County that are committed to foster parenting are positively transforming their communities by providing loving, caring, and secure environments for children living in foster care. Working with Children First Foster Family Agency will allow you the support and resources needed to become a successful foster care home.
Restoring a child’s hope in their future just by offering your home as a safe haven and seeing it truly make a significant change in their life will allow you the chance to reap rewards far beyond the scope of what you could imagine. You have the power to turn the troubles of a Shasta County child around by giving them a better experience through foster care. Even just a few years can make a lifetime of difference.
Shasta County Adoption Resources
Although reunifying foster children with their birth families is often the primary goal, temporary placements can eventually lead into the need for permanent solutions, and that’s when we look for foster parents that are in a favorable position and enthusiastic about the possibility of foster adoption.
Are you considering a foster parenting role or interested in learning more about the qualifications to become a foster parent? Find out how to get involved today in Shasta County foster care and foster adoption by contacting Children First Foster Family Agency.
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.