Does your home have a lot of heart and a little more room?
We’re seeking foster parents who can provide children Homes with Heart! Follow these steps to get started:
Look through Children and Family Service’s support services (below) as well as those of our local Foster Family Agencies (FFAs).
Decide on the level of care you could provide. If you are unable to commit to foster care or adoption, check out other ways to help here.
Prospective fostering and adoptive parents may be single or married and must be at least 18 years of age, financially stable, and responsible, mature adults.
You will also need to:
Once you receive RFA approval, you will have the opportunity to open your home with heart to children in need of love and support.
The Resource Family Approval or “RFA” Program was designed to:
For questions regarding your application or the approval process, contact RFA Staff at 805-654-3405. For general foster care questions, contact Homes With Heart VC staff at 805-654-3220.
In addition to the basic requirements, fostering families must also comply with state regulations related to foster care facilities:
Contact us with any questions you have!
Fostering Parents are offered a wide range of financial, emotional, and practical support. See our Resource pages. All licensed fostering parents are provided a monthly reimbursement to enable them to meet the child’s needs. View the Rate Sheet for Foster Parents here. Fostering parents who take in children with special needs are often reimbursed at a higher rate.
More questions? Go to our FAQ page here.