Help At-Risk Kids Stay in Their Communities
In Los Angeles County alone, the foster care population exceeds 21,000 children with 500 of those foster children waiting for an adoptive family. Many of these children are siblings in need of resource families who are willing and able to keep them together. In fact, Children’s Bureau turns away at least 10 sibling sets weekly due to lack of families.
Help local at-risk kids stay in their communities and with their siblings by becoming a resource parent. Read below to learn more foster care and foster-adoption and how to get started.
Get Started on Your Journey
Attend one of our information meetings held monthly.
This is a great way to learn and ask any questions you might have about the process. Click here for schedule.
- Complete the application.
Call for information.
A team member will be happy to answer any questions. The toll-free number is 800.730.3933. We look forward to speaking with you!
Sign up for E-News.
Stay informed about our program through a monthly e-newsletter with specific content for foster and/or foster-adoptive resource parents. Click below to sign up.
Learn More About Becoming a Resource Parent
What is a Resource Parent?
What supports does Children’s Bureau provide for our resource families?
What are the qualifications to be a resource parent (prepared for both fostering and adopting) with Children’s Bureau?
Adoption Promotion & Support Services
Independent Domestic Family Assessments (Home Study)
Relative Support Services
Most Commonly Asked Questions
Making the decision to become a resource parent is often filled with questions. We asked several of our resource parents to candidly answer the most commonly asked questions about the process. Enjoy this video series or visit our YouTube channel.
Watch these Children’s Bureau families share their unique stories to foster and/or foster-adopt children in their community.