Becoming A Resource Family

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Open Your Heart.  Open Your Home.

For additional information on becoming a Resource Family, please give us a call at

1-877-533-KIDS (5437)


Learn more at the Foster, Adoptive, Kinship Parent Association of Fresno County website!

What is Resource Family Approval?

Resource Family Approval (RFA) is a new family friendly and child-centered caregiver approval process that combines elements of the current foster parent licensing, relative approval and approvals for adoption and guardianship and replaces those processes.


  • Is streamlined: It eliminates the duplication of existing processes
  • Unifies approval standards for all caregivers regardless of the child's case plan
  • Includes a comprehensive psychosocial assessment, home environment check and training for all families, including relatives
  • Prepares families to better meet the needs of vulnerable children in the foster care system
  • Allows seamless transition to permanency