August 12, 2013// News

Become A Foster/Adoptive Parent

DSC_0657 copy“Share Your Heart, Share Your Home”

For more information, call (888) 811-1121

Los Angeles County serves thousands of youth who cannot live safely at home with their own families due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.

The mission of the Adoption and Permanency Resources Division is to recruit, study, prepare and support foster and adoptive families who can provide healthy, stable, loving temporary and permanent homes to children that can not safely live with their birth parents. We welcome and need all capable families – regardless of age, sex, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, martial or domestic partnership status, physical characteristics, national origin, medical status or disability status – to help us fulfill this mission.

Who Can Become a Foster, Adoptive, or Resource Parent?

Becoming a Resource Parent (Foster and/or Adoptive Parent) requires flexibility, a good sense of humor, a willingness to grow and learn, but most of all a commitment to provide a safe, stable, nurturing, and loving home for a child.

  • You can be single, married, divorced, or living with a partner. Further, you can live in an apartment or house and either rent or own.
  • There is no minimum income, as long as you can support yourself and provide a safe and stable home for yourself and your child.
  • You can still work.  For working parents, appropriate childcare arrangements need to be made.
  • You can be of any race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or culture – all of which can be the same or different as the child you want to parent.
  • You may reside anywhere to adopt a child from Los Angeles County. If you do reside in Los Angeles we offer classes throughout the county and a full Family Assessment at no cost to you regardless of whether you chose to foster or adopt.

To learn more about becoming a foster and/or adoptive parent, and the support available, please visit www.lacdcfs.org/shareyourheartla/ or call (888) 811-1121