• Serving Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties
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Foster Parent Certification Process

Happy couple with adopted boy after completing foster parent certification in Orange County, CA

Are you interested in becoming a foster parent resource family? Here are the steps you need to take to become one:

Get Fingerprinted

This is a very crucial step because it helps the children stay safe and upholds the program’s integrity. The State of California’s Department of Justice must approve the fingerprints before prospective foster parent resource family candidates can be approved. Prospective foster parent resource families should callĀ 1-800-315-4507 for livescan fingerprinting services.

Complete the Foster Parent Resource Family Application Package

While waiting for the criminal and child abuse clearances, prospective foster parent resource families are supplied with a foster parent resource family application package that they must complete and return to ABC-FFA. How fast new foster parent resource families get approved mainly depends on when ABC-FFA receives the foster parent application package paperwork back, including other requirements.

Attend Foster Parent Resource Family training

ABC-FFA makes sure that prospective foster parent resource families are given suitable training by one of our training coordinators. The training classes are held at the prospective foster parent resource family residence. This also allows ABC-FFA to do a preliminary home inspection after the training classes to ensure that the home complies with title 22 regulations. The topics encompass:

  • Parenting Skills and Role Modeling
  • Medical Care
  • Safety Conditions in the Home
  • Disciplining
  • Cleanliness
  • Family Motivation to Become Foster Parents
  • Foster Parent Dynamics
  • Family Member Willingness to Accept Foster Children
  • How to Parent Abused Children
  • Support Systems for the Parent/Child
  • And more

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