♥Do you care deeply for children?
♥Are you and your family committed to providing a safe, loving, long-term home for a child?
♥Are you a good role model for children?
♥Do you have a lot of time, patience, love, and affection to share?
♥Are you willing to work as part of a team?
Maybe YOU would make a great foster parent!
Foster Parent Requirements
·Be at least 21 years of age ·Must not have a criminal record
·Must provide proof of car insurance ·Must provide copy of driving record
·Have sufficient family income ·Can be single or married
·Have sufficient room in your home
·Must have a valid California ID Driver's License, or US Passport
Our Small World prohibits discrimination against prospective foster parents based on their race, age, sex, marital or partnership status, cultural or religious background, income, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
For more information on becoming a foster parent, please contact Lily Rodriguez at (714) 704-4545(714) 704-4545. She can assist you with scheduling an orientation to learn more about Our Small World and becoming a foster parent.
Foster Parent Spotlight
Laura has been a loving and dedicated foster parent at OSWFFA for over 7 years. She loves and cares for the children placed in her home as if they are her own. Likewise, she develops positive working relationships with the children's birth families, which is critical in helping the families transition and grow. Below is an excerpt of a letter written by the grandparents of one of her foster children, acknowledging Laura's wonderful care:
"Laura provided a warm, safe, loving home for our grandson when he was placed by Child Protective Services. (The county social worker) made the arrangements so that Laura could contact us, and have (him) talk to us on the phone. That was such a major event for (us); to hear his voice, to know that he was OK, and not crying and upset. Laura's kindness to us was truly a heartfelt experience. The 'terror' of not knowing where or how your grand child is doing has no comparison. Your efforts and Laura's compassion made it tolerable. Please share with Laura's supervisor(s) our gratitude for her outstanding care, love and kindness. She did a terrific job and we SO appreciate her efforts. Laura is a great addition to the Foster Care system, and should be recognized for her efforts."
David Sanchez and Eduardo Chavez (pictured with their son, Kal-El)
David and Eduardo have been foster parents with OSWFFA for over two years. They exemplify how the love of a family can change the life of a child and of the foster parents. The adoption of their son, who they fostered, was finalized this year. Congratulations David, Eduardo, and Kal-El!
"I was happy before. I’ve always been happy my whole life. This is a different kind of happiness and I wouldn’t change it for anything!" - David Sanchez
Angelica has been a foster parent with OSWFFA for over five years. She and her family have welcomed over twenty children into their home and provided them with the loving care of a family until the children were able to be reunited with their birth families.
"Whatever they need we are here to help them out and we participate with them. If they have a (school) event, then we come to their events. These are good memories for them. If it is important for them, it should be important for us." - Angelica Prado