Become a Foster Parent!

Here's How to Start:

  1. It all starts with a call or email: (209) 491-5400 or
  2. Next is an in-person orientation, where you learn more about foster care.
  3. Training is next, and is provided by the Safe Harbor staff. This will help you feel prepared for your first child/youth!
  4. Throughout the orientation and training, our staff will be there to assist you. Our job is to answer questions, help with paperwork, and support you as you become a foster parent.

What are the Qualifications?

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age
  2. Can be single or married
  3. Must have a rented or owned home/apartment with adequate bedroom space
  4. Should have the desire and ability to provide a safe, caring home for children and youth in need.