Foster Care Licensing Overview
For more information phone 877-792-5437.
This is the central information page for Foster Care Licensing.
Is there room in your heart for a child?
Every month hundreds of children need a home. These children have been neglected, abused or abandoned, and need the love, care and understanding of a foster parent.
What do foster parents do?
Foster parents are people who are concerned about the well-being of children and their families.
They care for children who have been the victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment. 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 parent?
Foster parents can be couples or single adults over age 18, who have the ability to support themselves. You may live in either a house or an apartment. Working parents are welcome as long as appropriate child care can be arranged. If you have a strong desire to make a positive difference in a child's life and are willing to open your home and provide a nurturing, loving, and supportive environment, YOU can be a foster parent.
Foster Parents Receive...
- A monthly reimbursement for food, shelter, clothing, and recreation for each child.
- Medical and dental coverage for each foster child through the Medi-Cal program.
- On-going 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 when it was so desperately needed.
- The reward of knowing there is something of themselves remaining with every child long after they have left the home.
- The knowledge their own lives have been enriched in some way by each child.
HOW DO YOU BEGIN?
For more information about becoming a foster parent or to arrange for a presentation on foster care at your church, school, or organization, contact: