Fostering a child is one of the most important things a person can do for a child. It is not always the easiest job and it requires a lot of hard work, patience, and dedication on the part of foster parents. However, there is nothing in the world that can replace the feeling of helping out a child; and in the end, that is why we choose to work with parents and children.
Becoming a foster parent is a process. It begins with making a decision on wanting to welcome a child into your home and ends with getting certified as a Resource Family through Atkinson Family Services.
You Can Make a Difference in a Child’s Life!
Become a Foster Parent with Atkinson Family Services!
You will receive:
- 24-hour support
Contact Carolyn Johnson by phone (916-826-0090) or email for more information.
Minimum qualifications to become a resource family:
- A desire to help child
- Open to new ideas
- Willingness to take trainings including First Aid/CPR
- At least 18 years of age
- Your home could provide for a bed, dresser drawers and closet space for each child
- All adult able to pass a fingerprint /background check
- Household income sufficient to support those currently in the home
- Current drivers and a safe vehicle
I was lucky enough to be in a placement where I was loved unconditionally, and where I was taught the value of family, work and quality. I was encouraged to problem solve with my natural family and I also made lasting relationships with my foster siblings.
My husband and I are now foster parents, helping other foster children find the same security and opportunity.