Bakersfield (Main Office)
100 E. California Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 631-6000
(661) 631-6200 (TTY)
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Resource Family Approval (RFA)

What is Resource Family Approval (RFA)?

The RFA program is a unified, family-friendly, and child-centered Resource Family approval process. A Resource Family shall be considered eligible to provide care for related and unrelated children in out-of-home placement. With RFA, a Resource Family shall have a pathway to permanency for adoption, legal guardianship, or long-term care.*
*Please note when a child is in adoptions, additional requirements may be required per state adoption regulations.*

5 Steps to Complete the RFA Process

View the handout to see the 5 steps to become approved to care for related and unrelated children.
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Resource Family Orientation

Interested in becoming a Resource Family? You can view an online presentation explaining the requirements to becoming a Resource Family. Available in English and Spanish. After viewing the orientation, you will be given information to take the next step to becoming a Resource Family.

In-person orientations are offered the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (only the 2nd Thursday in November and December). Spanish Resource Parent orientation is the 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. For more information on becoming a Resource Parent please call (661) 631-6204.

Orientation Online Orientación en línea RFA

Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

"The Gibson Family Story"



"See Me" Foster Care
30 seconds
"See Me" Probation Youth
30 seconds
Families Formed With Love PSA
30 seconds
Families Formed With Love PSA
2 minutes
Familias Formadas Con Amor PSA
30 seconds
Familias Formadas Con Amor PSA
2 minutes