Foster Parenting

Meet the Resource Parent: Derrick Hooper

By Alternative Family Services / April 4, 2021
Meet the Resource Parent: Derrick Hooper

Here at AFS, we are lucky to work with some amazing Resource Parents. Today, we’re going to highlight one of them: Derrick Hooper.  For over 20 years, Derrick has been…

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Single Parent Fostering: What You Need to Know

By Alternative Family Services / March 21, 2021
In California, is single parent fostering possible?

In California, is single parent fostering possible? Can a single person become a foster parent, or is foster care only for couples? If you’re a single woman or man who…

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Meet the Family: Jessica and Silvio Sobalvarro

By Alternative Family Services / February 15, 2021
Foster Parents Jessica and Silvio Sobalvarro

Here at AFS, we are lucky to work with some amazing Resource Parents. Today, we’re going to highlight two of them: Jessica and Silvio Sobalvarro. The Sobalvarros started their fostering…

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Your California Foster Care Home Inspection Checklist

By Alternative Family Services / September 19, 2019
checklist

This California foster care home inspection checklist is for anyone looking to become a Resource Parent. Before you can be approved as a Resource Parent, you need to go through…

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Clothing Tips for New Foster Parents

By Alternative Family Services / September 12, 2019
Fostering a child

Here are our top six clothing tips for new resource parents (aka foster parents). Whether you’re accepting a foster youth into your home for the first time or you’ve spent…

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What is a Resource Parent?

By Alternative Family Services / March 3, 2019
A resource parent

Have you seen the term “resource parent” or “resource family” used on our site and wondered, what is a Resource Parent? Why do we and others in the child welfare space use…

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