RFA offers:

  • Daytime, evening, and two-day trainings throughout Los Angeles County
  • Training series in English and in Spanish

You must complete the following steps to become an LA County Resource (Foster/Adoptive) Parent:

  1. The first step is to attend an Orientation sponsored by Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). To register, please call 888-811-1121.
  2. Once your DCFS orientation is complete, the next step is to get a free Live Scan through DCFS.
  3. Finally, enroll for RFA Training consisting of 12 Pre-Approval hours and 8 Pre-Placement hours.

Upon completion of required steps #1 and #2, you can start the RFA registration process (step #3).