Become a Resource Parent or Adoptive Parent
Serve Sonoma County’s foster care needs and take the next steps to become a foster parent.
Have a stable source of income sufficient to meet your family’s needs
Ability to provide approved adult supervision for a foster child whenever he or she is in your home
Have a bedroom for a foster child (individual or shared with a child of same gender and similar
Contact one of these resources and start the process:
Alternative Family Services
Learn about becoming an AFS Resource or Adoptive Parent:
Become an AFS Resource Family: https://family.binti.com/users/signup/afs-rfa
Sonoma County Foster Family and Adoption Recruitment
Contact: Foster Home Developer
TLC Child & Family Services
Become a TLC Resource or Adoptive Family: https://family.binti.com/users/signup/tlc-approvals
Start the process by contacting the county or a private agency from above
Attend Partnerships in Parenting (PIP) classes (free, est. 20 hours)
Obtain CPR and First Aid certificates
Health screening and recent TB test (form provided)
Fingerprinting/Background check (form provided)
Home visit and home certification
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