What is Resource Family Approval?
Resource Family Approval is a method of approving care providers to become foster, adopt and/or provide legal guardianship for related or unrelated children or youth in the care of the child welfare system or probation department. RFA creates a platform for all Resource Families to receive the same information, training and opportunity for support.
What is a Resource Family?
A Resource Family incorporates the terms of foster parent, relative caregiver, adoptive parent, guardian and relative/non-relative extended family member. Rather than going through multiple processes such as foster care licensing, relative approval and/or an adoption assessment, a Resource Family goes through one process and once approved, may provide care for a related or unrelated court dependent or ward on a short term or long term basis.