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Adoption/Foster Care

Everyday, people like YOU are making a difference in a child's life.

They give support, show compassion, provide a safe home and help children find the courage to hope for a better life. They are teachers, friends, role models, and heroes. They are foster and adoptive parents.

Help make a difference in the life of a child by becoming a Resource Family.

What is a Resource Family?

An individual, couple, or family that wants to provide care to a related or unrelated child(ren) who is under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, or otherwise in the care of a county child welfare agency or probation department.

What is the Resource Family Approval (RFA) process?

Resource Family Approval is new caregiver approval process that a foster parent, relative, non-relative extended family member (NREFM), or adoptive family completes to be considered for potential placement of a child, youth, or young adult (non-minor dependents from 18-21 years old).  RFA combines elements of the current licensing, relative approval, adoption, and guardianship processes.

To Inquire about Becoming a Resource Family, call 1-888-871-KIDS

  • There are over 3,000 children in Orange County who have suffered from physical and emotional abuse and neglect.
  • We need Orange County families that can provide them with a safe home and a loving home.
  • Some need the life long commitment of adoptive parents with whom to live the rest of their lives.
  • Others need the temporary commitment of foster parents until their own family is able to care for them.

Foster and adoptive parents are the most valuable resources to abused or neglected children.

Make it happen for our children.  Be a Resource Family.

Call 1-888-871-KIDS

Everyday heroes: Ordinary people doing extraordinary things

For more information on Becoming a Resource Family, click here.

For information about training classes to current caregivers, click here.

Need to send a document to a Foster Care Eligibility Worker? Or need more information about the funding for your pending or active case in the Foster Care Eligibility program?
You can send a document to an Eligibility Worker or request information about Foster Care funding electronically via the secured SSA Submit page.