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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for becoming a resource parent?
  • Must be 25 years of age or older
  • Pass background check
  • CPR/First Aid and Water Safety (Adult and Infant)
  • Financially self reliant
  • Pre-approval training
What are the responsibilties of a resource parent?
The desire and time to provide attention, care and transportation for a child in any crisis situation.
How long does it take to become a resource parent?
The process depends on the time it takes prospective foster parents to complete paper work, meet all training requirements, home passes inspection and  fingerprint clearance is received.
Does it cost anything to become a certified resource parent?
  • $82.00 for background check per adults over the age of 18 who reside in the home
  • CPR/First Aid  and Water Safety class cost varies depending on location and provider
  • $0.00 DMV print out
  • Health Screening and TB test depends on Doctor’s Fees
Can my biological child share a room with a foster child?
Yes as long as the child is 5 years younger or older and are of the same sex
Will someone come to my home?
Yes we conduct three visits to your home before certification is complete
What role do foster child's biological parents play?
The role of biological parent is established by the courts and county social worker.
How does contact managed  between  foster child and biological parents?
By the age of the child and the biological parent’s history are important factors to determine frequency and nature of contact. resource parents will be included in planning of visitation arrangements and will provide transportation for the children to their visits.
How much do I have to spend on a child?
Reimbursement is given to resource parents depending on the age of the child to cover all the child’s needs and transportation
How long does a foster child stay in my home?
This is established by the courts to determine the child’s stay in the home.  Teens can stay pass their 18 birthday if they wish under the  AB12 law.

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    North Star Family Center
    6760 N. West Ave. Suite 101
    Fresno, CA 93711
    Telephone: (559) 286-0469
    For more information on becoming a Resourse Parent contact our Recruiter/Trainer Arisveh Miranda 

    Cell: (559) 577-7796
    Fax: (559) 226-2127
    Email: amiranda@northstarfamilycenter.org

    Business Hours

    Mon - Fri: 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
    Sat - Sun: Closed
    Appointments Available

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