Every state does Resource Parenting a little differently, and California has its own rules, regulations, and requirements regarding what it takes to become a Resource Parent. If you’re considering embarking on the incredible journey of becoming a Resource Parent, we are here to help you through the process. The first step is knowing the basic qualifications!
According to adoptuskids.org, there is typically no fee for families interested in fostering a child or sibling group from foster care. Licensed public adoption agencies (also known as California Department of Social Services adoptions district offices) may require that you pay a fee of no more than $500. The fee could potentially be deferred, reduced, or waived under certain conditions. There are also numerous adoption agencies in California that do not require applicants to pay this fee.
There are over 55,000 children in California’s foster care system, all of whom need a family, a home, and love until they can be reunited with their biological families. Becoming a Resource Parent is one of the kindest and most selfless things a person could do, and Kamali’i is here to help you through every step of the process. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any concerns regarding the process, if you’re looking for support, or simply with questions.