Foster Parenting

Meet the Resource Parent: Gayle Ballinger

By Alternative Family Services / January 17, 2022
Meet the Resource Parent: Gayle Ballinger

Here at AFS, we are lucky to work with some amazing Resource Parents. Today, we’re going to highlight one of them: Gayle Ballinger.  Interview with Former Foster Parent Gayle Ballinger …

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What Are Grandfamilies?

By Alternative Family Services / October 15, 2021
What Are Grandfamilies?

Have you ever heard of the term “grandfamilies” but weren’t sure what the term actually meant? We’re here to help! In this blog post, we’ll define the term and highlight…

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How to Become a Resource Parent in California

By Alternative Family Services / July 2, 2021
How to Become a Resource Parent in California: The 5 Key Steps To Becoming a Foster or Fost-Adopt Parent in California​

Key Steps To Becoming a Foster or Fost-Adopt Parent in California​ Steps on How to Become a Resource Parent in California How to Become a Resource Parent in California –…

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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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