Most definitely! But if, at some point, you choose to begin a romantic relationship, you must inform us. For the safety of the children, a background check is required on everyone in close contact with your foster children.
That’s a resounding YES! Times and attitudes have changed, and for the better. We’re looking for safe, stable, nurturing homes for children. If you can provide that, we want you to join us
It depends on the space you have available in your home but as a rule, you can have no more than six children in your home, consisting of any combination of biological and foster children. For example, if a family has 3 biological children, they can only be licensed for 3 children.
YES! For working parents, appropriate child care arrangements must be made by the foster parents- appropriate babysitters or child care centers. However, there are child care programs available like the Bridge Program which aids foster parents with child care needs.
NO! Age requirements are flexible as long as your health, energy, and desire are appropriate.
Foster parents receive a monthly reimbursement for the care of each child who is placed in their home.
Medical and dental coverage is provided through the Medi-Cal program.
The length of this process depends on the family. Your background and medical clearances must be received as well as all the proper training, required paperwork, home inspection, and a home study. If these items are completed in a timely manner, the approval process can be completed in as little as 3-4 months.
No. Submitting an application does not commit you to the approval process nor does it guarantee your approval in becoming a foster parent. You have a right to stop at any time during the process. Your paperwork is valid for one year if you decide later on that you would like to continue with the process of becoming a foster parent.