Resource Family Approval (RFA)

Resource Family Approval—also known as RFA—is a method of approving caregivers to foster, adopt, or provide legal guardianship for the care and supervision of children, youth, and young adults in the child welfare and probation systems. Mandated by California State Statute, RFA creates a platform for all Resource Families to receive the same information, training, and opportunity for support.  This toolkit provides information and tools for counties to use as they continue to implement RFA.