What is Resource Family Approval (RFA)?
The RFA program is a unified, family-friendly, and child-centered Resource Family approval process. A Resource Family shall be considered eligible to provide care for related and unrelated children in out-of-home placement. With RFA, a Resource Family shall have a pathway to permanency for adoption, legal guardianship, or long-term care.*
*Please note when a child is in adoptions, additional requirements may be required per state adoption regulations.*
5 Steps to Complete the RFA Process
View the handout to see the 5 steps to become approved to care for related and unrelated children.
Resource Family Orientation
Interested in becoming a Resource Family? You can view an online presentation explaining the requirements to becoming a Resource Family. Available in English and Spanish. After viewing the orientation, you will be given information to take the next step to becoming a Resource Family.
In-person orientations are offered the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (only the 2nd Thursday in November and December). Spanish Resource Parent orientation is the 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information on becoming a Resource Parent please call (661) 631-6204.