In California alone, close to 56,000 children and teens are in foster care right now – and at least a third of them will spend over a year in foster care. By becoming a Resource Parent, you have the opportunity to give foster youth in your community the love, care, attention and support they need and deserve. The vast majority of Resource Parents have warm, close relationships with the foster youth they generously bring into their lives, and just about every one would do it again.
Since 1978, AFS has been providing foster care services since to approximately 1500 youth and their families annually throughout the Bay Area and Greater Sacramento Region. AFS is committed to helping children and youth in foster care by providing critical needs and resources. You man be eligible to become an AFS resource parent if you live in one of the following counties:
- Contra Costa
- El Dorado
- San Francisco
- San Joaquin
- San Mateo
- Santa Clara
AFS offers the following foster care services:
Learn About Becoming an AFS Resource or Adoptive Parent
Becoming a resource parents is an enormously rewarding experience that benefits you, foster youth and the community at large. But, by opening your home today and providing a loving and supportive home to a child in need, you can give youth in the foster care system a new lease on life. Review our Resource Parent FAQs page to gather important information about fostering a child or teen.
In instances where reunification with biological relatives is not possible, AFS also provides a wide variety of adoption services and support to help foster youth find forever homes.
Thank you for considering AFS to assist you in fostering or adopting a youth! We're here to answer your questions and support you through the process of becoming a resource family/foster parent. You can start your inquiry here.