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How to Become a Foster Parent

Foster Care Orientation

Bill Wilson Center invites anyone who is interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent to either a one-on-one or group orientation. Attending an orientation is required before you can submit a formal application. The application is provided at this meeting. Areas covered in orientation include:

- An overview of the child welfare system in California as kids in need of foster care and available for adoption come from the child welfare system.

- Descriptions of the children commonly in need of families.

- An overview of our agency and a review of legal requirements and applications.

- Description of the types of foster homes needed and the wide array of services and supports given to the foster families, the youth and the youth’s families.

- Hear from a current foster parent as to their experiences of being a Foster Parent and working with Bill Wilson Center's support team.