Become a Foster/Adoptive Resource Parent


In San Diego, many children need a home. These children have been neglected, abused or abandoned, and need the love, care and understanding of foster/adoptive resource parents.

What do foster/adoptive resource parents do?

Foster/adoptive resource parents are people who are concerned about the well-being of children and their families.

They care for children and assist their families with reunification services. These children need loving care and a sense of belonging until their own families are able to care for them again. Children of all ages, with a variety of needs, are waiting to be welcomed into your home to become part of your family.

Who can become a foster/adoptive resource parent?


Foster/adoptive resource parents can be:

  • 18 years or older
  • Male or female
  • Single or married
  • Retired or working
  • Homeowner or renter

If you have a strong desire to make a positive difference in a child's life, help a family reunite and provide a nurturing, loving, and supportive environment, YOU can be a foster/adoptive resource parent.

Foster/Adoptive Resource Parents Receive...

  • A monthly reimbursement.
  • Medical and dental coverage for each foster child.
  • Training to enhance their knowledge and skills so they can provide the best possible care to meet the unique needs of foster children.
  • Support and supervision from agency workers.
  • The satisfaction of knowing they have reached out a helping hand to children and their families when it was so desperately needed.
  • The reward of knowing there is something of themselves remaining with every child and family long after child has left the home.
  • The knowledge that their own lives have been enriched in some way by each family they have helped.

Steps to Becoming a Foster/Adoptive Resource Parent

Becoming a foster/adoptive resource parent is a simple procedure, but takes time and determination to complete. All requirements for becoming a Foster Parent are intended to provide safety and security for both child and foster and adoptive resource parent. The steps are:

  1. Attend an orientation meeting (New! July - December, 2016 schedule)
  2. Fill out the application forms
  3. Fingerprint all persons in the household over the age of 18
  4. Receive a Home Visit
  5. Complete First Aid and CPR certification
  6. Provide a Health Report including a TB test result
  7. Complete 27 hours of training

After completing those tasks above, you may now be ready to be a foster and adoptive resource parent and provide love and nurturance to a child.