Who Can Foster a Child?                                               


• You must be at least 25 years of age.
• You may be single or coupled. If coupled, living together for at least one year.
• Your family must be stable and everyone must be interested in caring for a child.
• All members of the household, as well as those caring for the child or children, must pass a criminal record clearance.
• You must demonstrate financial stability, with income greater than your expenses. The health of your family members must allow for the care of normally active youngsters.
• Your home must be suitably equipped, safe, clean and have sufficient space to accommodate additional children.
* Safe and reliable transportation must be available. Automobile insurance must be current and kept up to date and all drivers must have valid California drivers’ licenses and clean driving records.
• Complete the application packet, orientation, pre-certification training, and family assessment.
• Agree to comply with all Title XXII, State, County, and agency regulations.


We encourage you to fill out our Self-Assessment to learn more about the qualifications.


Check out our step-by-step guide on how to become a resource parent to foster or adopt from foster care.


Attend orientation for an overview of the approval process and hear from our extraordinary families. 

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Contact us for more information regarding the requirements to foster or upcoming orientations.