Children and Family Services > Foster/Adoption (RFA)
With over 60,000 young people in California’s foster care system, we invite you to learn more about becoming a foster or adoptive resource parent today. Our families represent the cultural diversity of our communities, and we welcome all qualified and nurturing prospective parents to take the next step, including single parents and LBGTQ+ families.
Wayfinder’s Resource Family Approval (RFA) program in Northern California recruits, supports and prepares families, including relatives and non-related families, to move foster children toward permanent homes. We provide people interested in becoming resource families with orientation, training and assistance in completing the application process. We offer parent groups, and our social workers provide support in families’ homes. The program also provides supervised visitation between the child and birth family members and adoption services. As part of the RFA program, we provide Intensive Services Foster Care for children who need intensive treatment and behavioral supports or who have specialized health care needs.