About our Fost-Adopt Program
Our Fost-Adopt program was created to bridge the gap between a child’s initial need for temporary care and the long-term need for a permanent home. HFS works with public social services to assist in these placements. In California, foster parents are now called Resource Parents. Even if you are only interested in having foster youth placed in your home for the purposes of adoption, you will still be considered Resource Parents.
HFS social workers train Resource Parents and place a child in their care before the parental rights of the child’s biological parents have been permanently terminated. Resource Parents make a commitment to adopt the child if and when those rights are terminated, and the child is legally free to be adopted.
The Godfrey Family
When we first met Jade, we absolutely fell in love with her. We told her we were in it for the long haul. We wanted to foster her but we also wanted to adopt. She was 9½ at the time. When you foster a child at that age, they have a lot of memories. She was in 14 or 15 different homes and experienced a lot of trauma before that. We wanted her to make a decision for us to be her adoptive parents. On the day of the finalization paper signing, it really sunk in that she finally wasn’t going to be placed anywhere else. When I was tucking her in that night, she looked up at me and said, “Does this mean I can have a childhood now?” I said, “Absolutely!”