When you're ready for a child in foster care to join your family, you become a very special part of our family.

Deciding to become a resource parent originates from a very personal and selfless place, but you're not alone. Family Foster Care works because Children & Families First has assembled a team of professionals who support not only the child who needs care but also the resource parent who is ready to offer care. Resource families can rely on extensive training and support. CFF staff will support you and answer your questions every step of the way.






YOU Can Help A Child In Foster Care

Resource Parents Are Expected To:


  • Protect and nurture children

  • Meet the developmental needs of children

  • Support relationships between children and their birth families

  • Promote the Permanency Plan — either reunification or adoption — for children

  • Participate as essential and effective members of a professional team

  • Make a commitment to be a meaningful resource in a child’s lifetime, when they need it most

Who Are The Children Needing Care?


  • Children of all ages, infant to 17 years

  • Children of all ethnic and racial backgrounds

  • Children with acute or chronic medical conditions

  • Children and youth with complex emotional and behavioral patterns arising from trauma, abuse or neglect

  • Teens and teen mothers with their babies

Steps To Becoming A Resource Parent


  • Attend an information session

  • Ask questions

  • Complete Application

  • Applicant Interview

  • Continue Mutual Assessment

Additional Tools For Prospective Resource Parents 


Online Training Courses


  • Available 24/7

  • Nationally recognized training

  • Multimedia learning

  • Taught by experts

Click on the bullet points to learn more!



Want more information? Fill out our Contact Form and a Resource Parent Specialist will answer all your questions!


Call 800-220-3092 or 

302-658-5177 to speak with a Resource Parent Specialist.


Foster Care and Adoption Information Sessions are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month promptly at 6:00 PM at 809. N Washington Street in Wilmington and the Dover and Georgetown locations. Click here for directions!