ALDEA Children & FAmily Services

Become a Foster Parent

Open your heart and share your family by becoming a foster or adoptive parent. Aldea is looking for people who want to provide a supportive family for children who cannot safely live with their parents or relatives.

2019 Orientation Schedule

Why should you become a foster parent with Aldea?

  • We provide an individualized approach to certification, supporting you through the process
  • We help your foster family thrive by providing training, support groups, activities and special events, and even 24-hour assistance
  • We believe that good foster parents don’t all look the same. Aldea foster parents are homeowners and renters; first-time and experienced; and are single, domestic or married partners, and parent-adult child teams.

To learn more about how to become a foster or adoptive parent, please check our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Foster Parenting and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Adoption.


Aldea values your interest in becoming a Resource Parent with our agency. 

The first step in becoming a certified resource home is to complete a Pre-Orientation Questionnaire online, followed by attending an Orientation.

Click here for the Pre-Orientation Questionnaire

 

Overview of the 6 step application process:

  1. Orientation:
    1. When: Held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:15pm and typically runs for two-hours. We will talk about Aldea and go through the process of becoming a Resource Parent, including required paperwork.
    2. Where: 470 Chadbourne Road, Suite F, Fairfield, CA 94534 (upstairs) [ Map it! ]
  1. Criminal Background Check:
    1. Everyone in the home who is 18+ must be Live Scanned and pass a background check in order to move forward with the certification process.
  1. Complete and submit Application paperwork online:
    1. A variety of documents including those required by the State of California, as well as Aldea Children and Family Services.  
  1. Home Environment Assessment:
    1. A home inspection is conducted to ensure that our homes meet the standards set forth by the State of California.
  1. Permanency Assessment:
    1. This is a psycho-social assessment, which includes approximately 3-interviews to discuss your background, history and motivation in becoming a Resource Parent.
  1. Pre-Approval Training:
    1. As soon as your application is received, Aldea will register you for a series of online trainings through Foster Parent College that cover a variety of topics.

In addition to the online training, you will attend a single 7-hour training held at the Aldea office and conducted by our staff trainers.