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Join our Team and  Become a Foster Parent!

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

We try to anticipate questions you might have about how to become a foster parent and provide the answers here. If you need additional information please send a email to mia.ffa@aol.com or j.carlos@miashomesffa.com

1.

How do I become a foster parent?

Call Mia's Homes FFA Prospective Foster Parent Coordinator for further Information and sign-up for a free schedule orientation.


2.

What is the certification requirements?

  • Must provide a current California Drive License/ID.
  • Must be over 21 years of age.
  • All adults living in the home of 18 years or older must undergo a criminal record clearance.
  • All adults must submit to a current physical examination including a TB test.
  • Must maintain CPR/First Aid certifidation.
  • Must have an insured vehicle available 24hrs a day.
  • DMV print-out must be submitted by applicants.
  • All training as designated by Mia's Homes Foster Family Agency must be completed along with a home inspection and home study.
  • Must have a substitue (babysitter/caregiver) of at least 18 years of age who must also undergo a criminal record clearance, a health screen/TB, and CPR/First Aid.
  • Must agree to discipline without using physical or corporal punishment.

3.

How long is the process?

The process of becoming a foster parent with Mia's Homes FFA will take 3 to 4 months depending on clearance and documentation process with all State and Counties Agenies.


4.

How do children come into the Foster Care System?

Child Protective Services from local Department of Children & Family Services (DCF) investigate reports of suspected child abuse and neglect. Law enforcement officers are responsible for assisting DCFS workers in removing child who is in imminent danger. DCFS then makes the decision where to place a child and the Juvenile Court decides when a child may be reunified with their families. It is the goal of foster care to support family reunification.


5.

The Foster Parent's role.

  • Provide nurturing and guidance in a safe and loving environment.
  • Meet the developmental needs of the child.
  • Provide healthy meals.
  • Ensure that a child's medical, dental, and psychological needs are met.
  • Assist with the child's treatment plan.
  • Work in partnership with  professional team of social workers and agency saff to protect and stengthen families.

6.

Medical

Medi-Cal is provided for all foster children. This is used for medical, dental, and psychological appointments.


7.

How to begin the Proces:

Call Mia's Homes Foster Family Agency Prospective Foster Parent Coordinator for further information and sign-up for a free orientation.