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
- 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
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:
- Attend an orientation meeting
- Fill out the
- Fingerprint all persons in the household
over the age of 18
- Receive a Home Visit
- Complete First Aid and CPR certification
- Provide a Health Report including a TB test result
- Complete 12 hours of TIPS (Trauma-Informed Pre Service) series
- Complete the Resource Family Questionnaire
Upon completion of the foster home licensing process and TIPS
classes, an adoption applicant worker will be assigned to assist you
with the completion of the home study process. Completion and approval
of a home study is necessary before you are approved to provide a
foster/adoptive placement for children needing out of home care.