Foster Parent CA | Do You Need To Be Married To Be A Foster Parent?

by Children First FFA

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Foster Parent CA | When you are researching how to become a foster parent, you may question whether you need to be in a married relationship. Many people think that being in a committed, married relationship is a requirement to become a foster parent in CA. This is a myth about foster parenting. Being married is not a requirement to become a foster parent.

You can apply to be a foster parent if you are single or even divorced. It also does not matter if you are straight or LGBTQ. These are not determining factors of your status as a foster parent in CA. You will need to prove that you can work well with social services and provide character references to vouch for your capabilities.

When a foster care agency determines if you would be a good fit to foster a child they are looking at more than your relationship status. However, if you are in a relationship they will want to make sure that it is a stable relationship. It is not good for a child, who may already have been through some traumatic events, to have to deal with the effects of a rocky relationship.

Regardless of your relationship status you will need to show the foster agency that you are truly committed to helping children. You can do this by having a quality home, adequate transportation and a positive attitude. These are characteristics that will help you show the agency that you really want to be a helpful resource for at-risk children.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent in CA, contact Children First Foster Family Agency or apply to become a resource parent.

Children First FFA is a private, non-profit organization in Northern California that is dedicated to helping change lives by providing a safe place for children to heal in a culture of love, acceptance, and consistency.


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