Foster to Adopt in Tehama County
Foster to Adopt in Tehama County | If you’re in a stage of life where you feel like you could be doing more to help your Tehama County community and enrich the lives of others, foster parenting may be an avenue for you to consider. Children First Foster Family Agency promotes safe and healthy placements in foster care homes that are committed to providing an environment that cultivates a positive change in a child’s life.
There may be nothing more rewarding than knowing you have made a real impact on the future of a child needing foster care in a stable home where they could flourish to their full potential. Based on our qualification guidelines, Children First welcomes the application for foster parenting from all types of families, and if approved, you will have our continued support throughout the process.
There are times when efforts to reunite a child with their birth family don’t work out, and foster adoption becomes a necessity. Every child deserves to feel loved and protected and to grow up in a home where all of their needs are being met. Foster adoption allows foster care children to be placed in a permanent home and relieves the uncertainty many of them have regarding their future.
Speak with a Children First Foster Family Agency social worker today to receive more information about foster parenting and foster to adopt in Tehama County.
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.