Resources Resource Family Approval Toolkit This toolkit is intended to provide caregivers access to easy-to-understand information, sample forms, and other resources to guide them through the approval process. The toolkit includes a narrative explaining RFA step by step, as well as an appendix full of supplemental tools and other materials referenced in the narrative. It Read more >>

Join the Coalition If you would like to see California Step Up for relatives raising children in foster care, join the Step Up coalition by sharing your email address below. We’ll send you updates on legislation, public events and opportunities to create a voice for relative foster parents. You will not receive more than two Read more >>

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About Step Up

About Step Up The Step Up Coalition works to ensure that California’s child welfare system is child-centered and responsive to the needs and circumstances of the families stepping up to care for children in foster care. Together, we work to elevate kin voice, advocate for state and local policies to improve supports and services for Read more >>

Get Involved If you would like to see California Step Up for relatives raising children in foster care, join the Step Up coalition by sharing your email address below. We’ll send you updates on legislation, public events and opportunities to create a voice for relative foster parents. You will not receive more than two updates Read more >>

Legislative Priorities in 2018 SB 1083: Reducing Barriers to Resource Family Approval (Senator Holly J. Mitchell) Governor Brown signed SB 1083 (Chapter 935, Statutes of 2018) into law on September 29. The bill makes improvements to the Resource Family Approval (RFA) process to ensure that the process is both timely and supportive of caregivers and Read more >>