BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY TODAY
Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone's hand is the beginning of a journey
Basic Requirements to be a foster parent
Must be at least 21 years of age
Prospective foster parent should not have a criminal history that may prevent an applicant from being a foster parent.
Possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
Steps to start your journey
The steps below will provide you with guidance to our process. Are process was designed in an manner that allows applicants to have some control of the process. Our recruitment team is always one call, text, or email away to answer any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have. We cannot wait for you to start your journey!
01. Attend Orientation
This is the first step in the application process. Make an appointment with an OTR recruiter to complete a 2 hour orientation.
02. Application and Background
Complete an application and give OTR your consent to complete a preliminary background check.
Click here to attach and submit your application once your application is filled in and completed.
03. Pre-Approval Training
An OTR recruiter will provide all information needed to complete 12 hours of pre-certification training.
04. The Big Picture
Ensuring your home meets safety requirements is important. A social worker will call you to schedule a home inspection and a home study interview.
05. Wrapping it all up
Complete all the required forms necessary to complete your foster parent profile. Completing this step, puts you one step closer to the finish line.
06. The finish line
OTR will submit your application to San Bernardino County for approval. Once approved, your home will be certified!
Frequently Asked Questions