There are more than 425,000 youth nationwide and 55,000 in CA who are in foster care, according to AdoptUSKids. Right here in San Joaquin County, there are dozens of youth in foster care in need of a loving and nurturing home.
Children and youth end up in the child welfare system through no fault of their own. By becoming a Resource Parent, you can reduce the chances these youth will become a negative statistic and instead help them become independent members of their communities. Whether you let in a teenager for three months, an adolescent for three years or a child for a lifetime, the stability and support you can provide by becoming a Resource Parent to a foster youth is priceless.