Opening your heart and home to a child in need of a warm, loving, stable environment is a rewarding experience! Watching a child develop into a happy, trusting, loving child or adult is immeasurable. In most cases, foster family agencies work with children whose individual and family needs require a higher level of supervision and support than can be provided by county licensed homes.
Whether you work outside the home, a stay-at-home parent or retired, married or single, if you meet HUGS Foster Family Agency qualifications and pass a background check you can become a HUGS certified foster parent.
Our agency is unique from other foster family agencies because it was founded by people with foster parenting experience. We provide on-going training to help foster parents meet individual challenges of children placed in their care and your assigned HUGS social worker is available 24/7. A team approach is used that consists of the agency staff, agency and county social workers, agency certified foster parents and family advocates. A registered nurse is on staff to provide medical support and training.
Foster family agencies are non-profit organizations, licensed through the state of California by Community Care Licensing (CCL) and work with the Department of Social Services (DDS). Laws and regulations of California Title XXII govern foster family agencies and certified foster families and are strictly enforced by the State of California.
“Parenting is not about who the child will become, it is about who you will become. Children will follow your lead to become all they are designed to be” Author Unknown