Become a Resource Parent or Adoptive Parent

Serve Sonoma County’s foster care needs and take the next steps to become a foster parent.

Initial Qualifications:

  • 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
    in age)


Contact one of these resources and start the process:

Alternative Family Services
Learn about becoming an AFS Resource or Adoptive Parent:
(800) 300-1022
[email protected]
Become an AFS Resource Family:

 Sonoma County Foster Family and Adoption Recruitment
Contact: Foster Home Developer
(707) 565-4274

  TLC Child & Family Services
(707) 823-7300

Become a TLC Resource or Adoptive Family:



  • 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

Finding the process confusing? Need prayer or support to take the next steps?
Let us know how we can support you!