BECOMING A FOSTER PARENT IN CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
We are looking for foster parents
EHSD is looking for parents to provide a safe, nurturing place for children. In Contra Costa County, we protect nearly 2,200 children each year who have been abused or neglected. To each child, this means leaving friends behind. Starting over at a new school. Not attending the same church. Dropping off the soccer team they love. Sleeping in a strange bed. Eating meals that may not be familiar. And while they are undergoing all these huge changes, they are grieving for their old, familiar way of life, and for their family, regardless of the abuse or neglect.
Who is eligible to become a resource family?
Foster Parents can be married, single, or same gender couples. You may or may not have children of your own. You don’t have to own your own home and you may live in an apartment. Foster Parents come from all ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. To be certified for foster care, you will need to fill out an application and:
- Live in Contra Costa County
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be fingerprinted
- Have an income that covers the needs of your own family
Your home must meet these requirements:
- There must be adequate bedroom space to accommodate all family members, including foster children.
- Your home, inside and out, must be safe and in good condition.
Become a Foster Parent for a child
from your community.
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