Deciding to become a resource parent is an exciting and sometimes overwhelming decision. It is a promise to a child that you’ll be there for them, that you’ll help them meet their social, emotional and therapeutic needs. 

Why Kids Kasa?

To ensure the success of care for the children in your home, we arrange to provide our parents with all the following:

  • 24/7 on-call staff.
  • A team-based approach to working with foster children.
  • A comprehensive training program through the nationally recognized online training platform,
  • Preference of Age, Gender, and Ethnicity of the children they want to help.
  • Ongoing training courses.
  • Reimbursement of costs associated with the care of the child.


To become a foster parent, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Have the desire, time, and patience to help and care for children who have been abused or neglected.
  • Provide a safe, secure environment in which children can thrive. 
  • A schedule that is flexible enough that foster children are never left unsupervised.
  • Have space in your home for a child to have his/her own bed, dresser and closet space (Each child must have their own bed and may share a room with another age-appropriate child of the same gender. Children of the opposite gender can share a room only if both children are under 5 years of age).
  • May be single, married, or living with a partner.
  • Be 21 years of age or older.
  • Complete in-depth interviews for all members of the household with a Kids Kasa representative.
  • Submit fingerprints for a comprehensive background check.
  • Be free of felony or child abuse convictions.
  • At least one parent must have a valid California Driver’s License and maintain it while certified.
  • At least one parent must have valid auto insurance and maintain it while certified.
  • Provide a copy of your DMV driving record.
  • Pass a basic physical exam and test negative for TB or a clear chest X-ray.
  • Provide Rabies vaccination records for any dogs in the home.
  • Complete 40 hours of pre-certification training provided by Kids Kasa.
  • Go through CPR and First Aid training.
  • Be financially self-sufficient (part-time or full-time employment by at least one parent.)
  • Provide proof of income in the form of paystubs, current bank statement or tax return.
  • Participate in ongoing training equivalent to 12 hours per year.
  • Be willing to transport the child to the school they are currently attending.
  • Be willing to transport the child to visits with their biological parents.

New Parent Application Process:

The application process typically takes 4-12 weeks to complete.  Completing the online training courses is usually the longest step.

  • Fill out the Inquiry Form below
  • We will contact you within 24 hours to gather more information.
  • We will mail you an application packet or you may come by our office to pick it up in-person.
  • Submit your fingerprints at an approved Live Scan location.  There is a fee of $85 per person.
  • Begin online training at  This typically takes 30-40 hours to complete.
  • Take CPR / First Aid training.  There are online and in-person courses available – we recommend an in-person course if you’ve never done CPR training before.  This may cost between $35-$50.  
  • Once your application packet is filled out and we have all required documents from you, we will schedule an initial Inspection of your entire home.
  • Once your training is complete, schedule a follow-up inspection and comprehensive interview with all members of the family.
  • Once your background checks come back clear and no concerns are identified in the interview, you are a certified resource parent ready to take children into your home.

Interested in Becoming a Resource Parent?

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