Are you ready to become a Serenity family?

Serenity families are dedicated to caring for children and providing a supportive environment to help children prepare for reunification or adoption when reunification isn’t possible.

Serenity families are diverse, coming from all backgrounds, religions, ages, genders, financial statuses, and marital statuses.

Please note that Serenity is only able to consider families in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in California.

Steps to becoming a resource family (foster parent)

Yes, ready!

Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a resource/foster parent!
We are excited to hear from you and look forward to answering your questions.

Please take a moment to fill out the information below, and someone will be in touch with you within a few days.


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- The Serenity Staff

Talk with a Serenity representative to answer your initial questions. We will also complete a brief interview and ask you some basic questions about your household.

Your in-home orientation provides you with the opportunity to ask further questions about becoming a resource parent. The in-home orientation also includes an interview with your family and a Serenity social worker to determine if we are a good fit. It usually take about 1-2 hours.

Following your in-home orientation, you will receive an application packet with forms and instructions. Completing your application packet in a timely way helps you to become approved as a resource family more quickly. We are happy to assist you with any questions you might have about the packet.

Fourteen hours of resource parent training over the course of a few weeks is provided to prepare you as a resource family. Training includes a class for your biological children to learn more about becoming a foster sibling. All trainings are held at Serenity. We look forward to having you join us.

All new families are invited to attend one of Serenity’s foster parent support groups to help you get a better understanding of some of the joys and challenges of being a resource parent. At the meeting, you will also have the opportunity to meet and connect with other resource families. 

The State of California requires that all resource families have a completed home study. The home study includes multiple meetings (3-5) with a Serenity adoption social worker. The home study is your opportunity to help us get to know your family better.

Congratulations you are an approved Serenity resource parent. You are now able to welcome children into your home.

Serenity will work with you every step of the way to ensure a setting where the child can grow and thrive in safety. Our goals are to provide wonderful foster families and needed resources for our children, ongoing support and resources to our foster families, and assistance to the biological parents of the children in our care.

Necessary Serenity family qualities:

• Dedication to caring for children
• Willingness to understand the emotions and behaviors of children in foster care
• Commitment to ongoing training for specialized parenting strategies
• Sufficient income to support yourself and your family
• Comfortable space in your home for a child/children
• Live scan clearance (background check) for all adults residing in the home

Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a resource/foster parent!
We are excited to hear from you and look forward to answering your questions.

Please take a moment to fill out the information below, and someone will be in touch with you within a few days.


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PhoneEmail




Thank you!
- The Serenity Staff