Consider becoming a Resource Parent
Would You be a Good Resource Parent?
If you care about children and you’re reading this, the likely answer is: Yes!
Resource Parents Don’t Need to be “Perfect”.
They do need to be loving, patient, flexible and willing to help children cope with tough times.
They also need the willingness to be part of a team with important people in the child’s life, including the birth parents, allowing each to have a voice. If this sounds like you, learn more about becoming a resource parent by calling (707) 634-9033 to talk with our caring professional staff about how you can give the gift of family to a child in need.
Every day, children and teens are waiting for homes. Please contact us today.
There are many ways you can welcome a child into your home
Read on to find out the right fit for you. No matter what you choose, we’ll be here for you each step of the way.
Emergency Resource Parent
When Child Protective Services determines that a child is not safe in their current home, an EFH (emergency foster home) is needed immediately. Little is known about the child or the circumstances when children first come into care. What is known, is that they need a safe loving home and caring adults to help them heal.
Children need a safe home while their biological family is given the opportunity to remedy the life circumstances that led to the child’s removal. Your home can be a haven. If a child is not sent home or placed with a relative quickly, they will need a longer term home. Once the crisis is over and the home is safe, children and parents will be reunited. When this isn’t possible, children may remain in a qualified foster home or with a foster to adoption family.
Foster / Adopt Forever Family
The goal of concurrent placement is for a child to have as few placements as possible, so a plan is made for the resource family to become the child’s forever family if reunification with the biological family is not possible. Our program helps place foster children from birth to 21 years of age in foster to adoption homes. It’s all about moments, and you can be there for all the important ones. Building a family is a rewarding experience, and adopting a child is a beautiful way to do it.
Intensive Services Foster Care (ISFC)
Some children and teens qualify for extra support services to help them address challenging behaviors. ISFC families are provided more intensive training, case management and support from the TLC team as well as an increased monthly stipend.