Becoming a Resource Parent

Our Families:

Most children are placed into foster care due to neglect or sexual, emotional, and physical abuse, all circumstances beyond their control. Many of these children are placed in resource homes outside their county of origin due to a lack of resource homes. A part of our mission is to ensure the children have a local resource home within their county so there is less interruption to their lives.

Keeping children local allows them to remain in the schools they are currently attending and maintain their group of friends and teachers. This leaves some familiarity in their lives and stabilizes their educational progress.

Steps to Becoming a Resource Parent

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be able to pass a background clearance
  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint check
  • Must complete First Aid and CPR certification
  • Must complete training hours and orientation
  • Must have a recruitment team member conduct a home visit
  • Must have a family analysis conducted by our professionally trained social workers

Information on Respite Care can be found here

Children’s Hope Foster Family Agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

I would like to find out more about becoming a Resource Parent