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Become a Foster Parent!

To learn more about becoming a foster parent, you may either complete an Online Informational Session or attend an in-person Informational MeetingAcrobatReader in English or Spanish.

Foster Parenting

Every month many children in Ventura County need a home. For their physical and emotional well being, these children have been removed from their homes because they have been neglected, abused or abandoned. They need the love, care, and understanding of a foster family.

Foster parents become a link in a lifelong chain and provide the healing, support, and guidance that can transform a child at risk into a self-assured, successful adult. These children need loving care and a sense of belonging until their own families are able to care for them again. Foster parents receive a monthly reimbursement for their child's food, shelter, and clothing as well as training, ongoing case management, and support services to help meet the needs of the child.

Relative Caregivers

California law requires that when a child is removed from their home, relatives should be located, contacted, and told about the child's removal. This allows relatives the option of helping the child during this difficult time. If you are a relative of a child who has been removed from their home and want to learn more about how to become involved, contact the Children & Family Services Relative Approval staff at (805) 654-3405.

Foster Parents & Former Foster Youth Share Perspectives

English - Video
Spanish - Vídeo
English - Radio Interviews


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More Information & Materials

Foster Parenting Training

Useful Links / Other Ways to Help

Donate durable goods or make a tax-deductible financial donation to the Children's Services Auxiliary. Call (805) 654-3447 or donate online at www.csavc.orgexitdisclaimer

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