It depends on the particular child and his parents’ situation. Every effort is made to reunify parents and children as soon as possible. Some children live in your home for a few days, or even several months, while others may live with you for longer periods of times.
Becoming a foster/adoptive Resource Parent is a simple procedure, but takes time and determination to complete. All requirements for becoming a Resource Parent are intended to provide safety and security for both child and foster and adoptive resource parent. The steps are:
1. Attend a Resource Family Approval (RFA) Orientation meeting through an FFA Agency listed below.
Families receive the following support and resources:
Resource Family Approval qualifications are as follows:
- 18 years of Age or Older
- Male or Female
- Single or Couple
- Retired or Working
- Homeowner or Renter
- "Sufficient" Income (Must be able to demonstrate your ability to meet your financial needs.)
- Must reside in San Diego County, with the exception of relatives and non-related extended family members under a specific criteria.
- MUST BE WILLING AND ABLE TO CARE FOR CHILDREN