steps to approval

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Step 1

Contact our Recruiter/Trainer, Amanda Miller, or sign up for an orientation class at
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Step 2

Attend orientation class. Learn the basics about foster care and adoption and get all your questions answered.

Step 3

Complete the application packet. A physical and TB screening are needed. Also required is a DMV printout, criminal clearances for each adult in your home, and other miscellaneous documentation.

Step 4

Training classes. Complete 24 hours of training. Example topics covered include child development, attachment, and the effects of trauma and loss. CPR training is also required.

step 5

Assessment. A Home Study Specialist will visit your home, interview your family and write an assessment. Topics explored include your family, health history and motivation for wanting to become a Resource Parent. A home inspection will also be completed.

step 6

Resource Parent Approval! When all the steps are completed you will become an official Resource Family. Here is where your journey begins.

If you are ready to take the first steps, contact Amanda Miller now at 626-379-7552, email at, or sign up for an orientation here.

Become a foster parent!

Learn more about our Foster Care Programs. Do you have additional questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

your approval team

Amanda Miller Five Acres Recruiter and Trainer
Recruiter and Trainer – Amanda Miller
Approval/Intake Specialist — Mirella Garcia
Approval/Intake Specialist — Mirella Garcia
Home Study Specialist – Amanda Cruse
Home Study Specialist – Amanda Cruse
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