Thinking About Becoming a Foster Parent?
It is our belief that every child deserves to live in a safe, loving, and stable home that provides the child with basic physical amenities, nurturing, and emotional support. They deserve to have parents who will care for them with dignity in a kind and respectful manner and who will provide them direction to enhance their future success.
In addition, we believe that those who choose to be a parent to foster children deserve to receive training to meet the specific needs of all children in their care and to receive the support needed to parent a child(ren).
Although foster parenting can be demanding, you will not be alone. Our staff of social workers, medical professionals, and placement coordinators will work with you to meet the needs of the individual child or children in your care.
The first step in becoming a HUGS Certified Foster Parent is understand all the necessary requirements and costs. Becoming a foster parent is a huge decision, one that affects you and your entire family. Make sure you include your entire family in any discussions related to becoming foster parents to help everyone understand how bringing a child(ren) into your home can have an emotional, financial or quality time impact on your family. Of course, you will also be blessed.
Helping you to understand everything you need to do to make your family and home foster friendly is part of the first step. Enclosed is information regarding all the requirements and potential costs of becoming a foster parent. Once you and your family have made the decision to go forward, contact me office and I will send you the next step in the process; filling out the application and starting to complete the requirements.
If you have any questions regarding the process or requirements, please do not hesitate to contact Jeanne Faught, MA -Program Manager at (951) 695-0888, ext 408.
Foster children placed with HUGS FFA may only be placed in homes certified by HUGS. The process of becoming a foster parent usually takes two to three months.
HUGS FFA DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF AGE, SEX, RELIGION, COLOR, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, MARITAL STATUS, GENDER IDENTITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR DISABILITIES. All potential foster parents are recruited, screened, trained and evaluated on an equal basis.