Contact Us

Contact our Family Recruitment Specialist at 213-365-2900 or fill out our online inquiry form. We will reach out within 72 hours.

Attend Orientation

Sign up for orientation to learn the basics about foster care and adoption and get your questions answered.

Training

Complete 21 hours of training. Examples of topics covered include child development and attachment and the effects of trauma and loss. CPR and First Aid training are also required and provided.

Complete
Application

Complete an application packet. A physical exam is required as a part of this application, along with a TB screening for all adults in the home; a DMV printout and valid car insurance; and criminal clearances.

Assessment

Complete a family assessment involving a home inspection and a series of interviews exploring topics such as your family and health history and your motivation to become a resource parent.

Family
Approval

When all of the steps are completed and approved, we will invite you to visit our office to officially approve you and your home and celebrate this milestone on your path to parenthood.

If you’re ready to take the first step, contact us now at (213) 365-2900, info@extraordinaryfamilies.org, or our online inquiry form.