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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:
- Attend an orientation meeting
- Fill out the application forms
- 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 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.