What is Resource Family Parent?
Recent changes with California law has changed the term from foster parent to resource family parent. Triad Family Service is approved to now approve and manage resource families.
A Resource Family Parent is any individual, couple, or family who wants to provide care to a related or unrelated child (or children) who is under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, or otherwise in the care of a county child welfare agency or probation department.
Responsibilities and Reimbursement
The state, via the dependency court, and the child protection agency stand in loco parentis to the child, making all legal decisions while the resource parent is responsible for the day to day care of the child. The resource parent is reimbursed by the state for their services.