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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

400 Harbor Blvd.
Bldg B in Belmont, CA
Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm
No need to RSVP
January 8
February 5
March 5
April 2
May 7
June 4
July 2
August 6
September 3
October 1
November 5
December 3

Resource Parent Training- 16 Hours

Resource Family Approval Training - 16 Hours

Individuals interested in becoming a resource family must complete 16 hours of training.

The training series is held over consecutive Saturdays.

Location: 400 Harbor Blvd. Building B in Belmont

Time: 9 am to 4 pm


January 12, 19, 26, 2019

February 9, 16, 23, 2019

March 9, 16, 23, 2019

April 13, 20, 27, 2019

May 11, 18, 25, 2019

June 8, 15, 22, 2019

July 13 and 20, 2019     (In July we are going down to 2 Saturdays)

August 10 and 17, 2019

September 14 and 21, 2019

October 12 and 19, 2019

December 7 and 14, 2019                                       

Registration is required to attend.  Sorry no child care is provided. 


Information in this web site is for reference only.