Join the Eggleston Team of Resource Parents (Foster and Adoptive)

Eggleston Foster Family Program and Adoption Agency

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD’S LIFE Become a Resource Parent

Children enter foster into care through no fault of their own, often times because they have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Only a little over half of children who go into foster care return to their birth families. For the rest, it can mean waiting years in foster care waiting for the love and security that a permanent home provides.
Our Foster Family Agency and Adoption Services were designed to help keep children safe and support families through the process.

Foster Care
We invite you to become a member of the Eggleston team of Resource Parents (foster and adoptive) and professionals who care for, and work with, this amazing population of children who need our help.

WHAT WE DO

Foster Family Program and Adoption Agency in California

Eggleston Family Services is licensed by the State of California Department of Social Services as a full-service adoption agency to recruit, train and approve Resource Parents for the adoptive placement of children. The Agency also provides services to the children placed in foster and adoptive care with our Resource Parents.

Making a Difference

Becoming a Resource Parent

Resource parents are prepared to both foster and adopt a child. This doesn’t mean all foster parents end up adopting, but if they choose to do so, the pre-adoption process is already completed.

Our services help Resource Parents to care for children and youth ranging from birth to 21 years of age, including youth who are pregnant or already a parent as well.

Kids
Middle Schoolers
Teens

Providing a Safe and Stable Home Environment… Along with Supporting Transitional Services 

The program provides children and youth with stable and supportive home environments, culturally relevant and trauma informed clinical and case management services, while preparing them for reunification or permanent placement via adoption or legal guardianship.

We work with our young adults during their transition to adulthood through individualized and coordinated support services. This includes promoting emotional well-being, connecting support systems, providing access to necessary resources, and important personal skill development.

In addition to the goal of finding a permanent home, we aim to ensure the safety and overall well-being of each individual placed in our care.

“There’s nothing more important in this world than caring for a child.”

― Seth Adam Smith

Intensive Services Foster Care for Children with Serious Behavioral Needs

In May 2019, Eggleston received an additional contract with the county of Los Angeles to extend intensive services for children with serious emotional and behavioral needs. Intensive Services Foster Care (ISFC) is the highest level of care in California provided by approved FFAs for the delivery of intensive therapeutic services to children who have been determined by the Level of Care (LOC) to meet the criteria for medical necessity and/or to be in need of supervision and care services greater than traditional foster care.

Fostering and Adoption Family Services

According to kids-alliance.org there are currently approximately 28,000 children in Foster Care in Los Angeles County and 1,400 awaiting adoptive families. Eggleston Family Services has taken the personal challenge to place as many of these children as possible in safe and loving homes.

We take pride in the quality of care our foster parents provide and the help we give together. That’s why we’re asking you to join us on our mission!

Our Foster Care Services Include:

  • Monthly stipends to assist with the care of the child
  • Free Training (in-home training available)
  • 24 hour crisis support
  • Trained Social Worker ready to assist your family
  • Placement Matching
  • Case management service
  • Peer Support

Why Should You Become a Resource Parent?

It’s Rewarding

Opening your heart to foster youth can be an amazingly personal rewarding experience.

LA Kids needs you

There are thousands of foster children in Los Angeles and there is a shortage of resource families and homes for these children.

You’ll be Supported!

We provide financial reimbursement, as well as medical, mental health, and educational support.

EgglestonYC Foster Care

Our Adoption Services Provided:

  • Monthly stipends to assist with the care of the child
  • 24 hour crisis support
  • Home Study Assessments
  • Placement Matching
  • Finalization Services
  • Adoption assistance services

Apply Here to Become a Resource Parent

We need Resource Parents for Teens

Top 10 Reasons to Foster a Teen:

  • You may finally be their last stop in the Foster Care System
  • Their age can be a perfect fit for your active life-style
  • NO bottles, 3AM feedings, or diaper changing
  • They sleep through the night (and most of the day)
  • In-house tech support
  • You can have engaging conversation with someone
  • You will learn just as much from them as they will learn from you
  • You can help them realize their true worth
  • They deserve a family
  • You don’t just get a child, you get a friend

Frequently Asked Questions about Becoming a Resource Parent

What is a Resource Family?

Any individual, couple, or family who wants to provide foster care or adoption to a related or unrelated child who is under the care of child welfare system.

What do you need to have to become a Resource Family?

The desire to help a youth and make a difference. Space in your home for an additional family member. No significant criminal history (please speak with our staff as exceptions can be made depending on nature of crime, how long ago it occurred, etc.).

Who can become a Resource Parent?

  • You can be single, married, divorced , or living with a partner. Further, you can live in an apartment or house and either rent or own.
  • There is no minimum income, as long as you can support yourself and provide a safe and stable home for yourself and a child.
  • You can be of any sex, race, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, immigration status, ancestry, or any other protected class.
  • You can still work. For working parents, appropriate childcare arrangement need to be made.

What are the requirements?

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have sufficient space in your home for an additional person
  • Posses a valid driving license with good-standing driving record
  • Physically and emotionally able to care for a child
  • Pass a Criminal Record Check

How many children can I have in my home?

You may have up to 6 children, including your own biological children or other children living in your home at any given time. More than 6 children may be approved in order to place siblings together. There may be additional limitations if you are caring for children with high needs.

Do a child’s birth parents visit him/her?

Yes if and when working towards reunifying with their family. The worker will talk with you and the child’s parents to work out the time and location of visits, which can occur at our office, department’s office, or in the community.

How long does the process take to become a Resource Parent?

This will depend on your circumstances, but the process can take anywhere from three to six months depending on fingerprinting, background checks and training requirements.

How much compensation is provided to the Resource Parents?

The amount of payment provided to our resource parents is determined by the needs of the child. The payment is to be used for clothing, personal hygiene, spending money for the child, food, as well as room and board.

How do I apply to become a Resource Parent?

You can get in contact with our Recruitment Specialist at 1 (800) 230-8883 or 1(626) 349-0354 or apply below.

Apply Here to Become a Resource Parent

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