Anyone 18 and over may apply to become a Resource Family with A New Beginning Foster Family Agency regardless of gender, race, religion, political affiliation, handicap, marital status or sexual orientation.
Step 1: Orientation/Training
Prospective Applicants will get information regarding the types of foster children placed, and the responsibilities of the Approved Resource Family.
Training is provided every Thursday from 3:00 pm to 6:00pm at the Corporate Office:
Individual training may be arranged by appointment only.
Step 2: Application Materials
Prospective Applicants will be provided with the application and information needed to complete the process.
Step 3: Home Inspection
The Home Inspection will be arranged according to the Prospective Applicant's schedule. It will consist of a visit by an Agency Social Worker to the home. If it is determined that the home does not meet the Compliance Regulations at the time of the inspection, a follow-up date will be set to allow the Prospective Applicant time to correct deficiencies found.
Step 4: Family Evaluation
Once all of the above steps are completed, an Agency Social Worker will meet with the Prospective Applicant and all family members who reside in the home to conduct a face to face interview. A written report will then be completed and submitted to the County's Central Placement Unit for final approval.
Once the Prospective Applicant has become Resource Family Approved, the home will be eligible to have placement of foster children.
The Intake Department will contact the Resource Family and provide as much known information regarding the foster child in need of placement. If the Resource Family accepts, the Agency will make arrangements with the County's Central Placement Unit.
Placement calls come in 24 hours a day 7 days a week. It is imperative that all Approved Resource Families answer their phone when the Intake Department calls.
Have a question or want to learn more about our services? Contact us today to speak with a member of our team.
15729 Main Street., Hesperia, CA 92345
Business 760-244-8337 Fax 760-244-8099
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 6pm
Friday - Sunday: Closed