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If you have a desire to become a foster parent and have unconditional love for children, you have found the right agency! On The Rise is happy to guide you on this journey and we welcome you to our family!

Basic Requirements to be a foster parent

Age: Must be at least 21 years of age

Background check: Prospective foster parent should not have a criminal history that may prevent an applicant from being a foster parent.

Driver’s license: Possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

Steps to start your journey

Attend Orientation



This is the first step in the application process. Make an appointment with an OTR recruiter to complete a 2 hour orientation.

Pre-Background Check


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.



Pre-Approval Training

An OTR recruiter will provide all information needed to complete 12 hours of pre-certification training.

Home Insp. / Home Study


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.



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.

County Approval


The finish line

OTR will submit your application to San Bernardino County for approval. Once approved, your home will be certified!

Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of frequent asked questions. If you have any other questions, please contact us.

All applicants must be at least 21 years of age.
Yes... All applicants must submit proof of sufficient income to support their household.
Yes... Applicants must have a vehicle in good running condition with proof of auto insurance and must have a valid driver’s license.
Yes... Children over 2 must have their own bedroom room and own bed, and your home must meet safety requirements.
Yes... When reunification is not a viable option, other permanency plans will be explored which includes the possibility of adoption.
Yes... Being well informed about foster care and foster children is important so that you can be equipped with knowledge and resources.