Resource Family Eligibility
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Am I eligible to be a Resource Family ?
Resource families are people from every walk of life who are committed to providing stable, supportive homes for children who have been removed from their parents because of neglect or abuse. Because the Human Services Agency is a Concurrent planning agency we focus on Family Reunification (returning children to their families once their safety has been re-established) and then adoption. Concurrently, our social workers prepare appropriate foster placements to become permanent homes, in case it is determined that reunification is not possible.
Resource Families can be married or single, gay or lesbian, with or without children, and from any ethnic or cultural background.
Age requirements are flexible, as long as you are a healthy adult with the energy and desire to care for a child. You do not have to own your home, as long as your rental home is safe and large enough to accommodate your family. You do not have to be wealthy to be a resource family, but your income must be adequate to provide for the basic needs of your family.
All resource families must complete training and receive a criminal background check, a health screening and a home inspection. All training, approval and inspections are provided free of charge, and usually take a minimum of 3 months to complete. Any person interested in adopting a foster child must complete the Resource Family Approval process.
Informational Meeting Dates
Resource Parent Training- 16 Hours
Resource Family Approval Training - 16 Hours
Individuals interested in becoming a resource family must complete this training.
The training series is held over two consecutive Saturdays.
Location: 400 Harbor Blvd. Building B in Belmont
Time: 8:30 am to 5 pm
January 11 and 18, 2020
February 1 and 8, 2020
March 14 and 21, 2020
April 18 and 25, 2020
May 9 and 16, 2020
June 13 and 20, 2020
July 11 and 18, 2020
August 15 and 22, 2020
September 12 and 19, 2020
October 17 and 24, 2020
December 12 and 19, 2020
Registration is required to attend. Please bring your lunch. We apologize that we do not have childcare.
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