Learn about the Resource Family Approval (RFA) process, ask questions and make an informed decision about becoming a resource parent through the County of Orange Social Services Agency. Hear from local, partner foster family agencies (FFAs) and determine if an FFA is a better fit for you and your family. Either way, you will make a significant impact on a child’s life.

Before Registering

We are glad to see that your heart for helping children led you to consider fostering and attending an orientation class. We recommend that you take a moment to think about whether you are really ready to take the next step.

Fostering is not only about your willingness to impact a child’s life, it is also necessary that you recognize what the role of a resource parent entails. Before registering for an orientation class, determine your readiness to move forward.


Have Questions?

Not ready to attend an orientation class but have questions? Talk to a member of our resource parent recruitment team. They can help answer your questions.


Orientation Registration

Orientation classes are in person.

English and Spanish orientation classes are held the first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. Registration is required.

Both you and your significant other must attend orientation in order to proceed with the Resource Family Approval process. You also must reside in Orange County.

If you are employed with a county child welfare agency, please call us at (888) 871-5437 before registering.

    Do you have questions about the registration process? Call (888) 871-5437 or email oc4kids@ssa.ocgov.com.