Thank you for your interest in becoming a Resource Parent.


A Children’s Bureau Team Member will be reaching out to discuss next steps.

We’d love for you to attend one of our live virtual orientations to learn more about what it’s like to be a Resource Parent. If you cannot make one of our scheduled times, or you would like to view at your own pace, you can request to download a recorded presentation to get started.


Becoming a Resource Parent to a child in need is exciting and rewarding. To help you understand the process, Children’s Bureau talked with a few of our Resource Parents to get their perspective on commonly asked questions. Their answers are heartfelt and give a realistic look into what it means to foster or foster-adopt a child in need.

What is a resource parent?

What qualities do Resource Parents need?

How do you become a Resource Parent?

Why become a Resource Parent?


Please visit our website at where you will find more information about becoming a Resource Parent.

Feel free to email with any questions in the meantime. Thank you for your interest in helping children in need!