Q: Is KAFPA a government agency?
A: No, KAFPA is a membership based non-profit that is housed in the Department of Family and Children Services
Q: Is my membership free for the first year?
A: Yes, but it is based on our fiscal year (June-July) rather than the calendar year. Everyone needs to renew their membership annually before June 30 to receive benefits the next year.
Q: How much does membership renewal cost?
A: It costs $50 to renew if you do so before July 1st. After July 1st, it costs $55.
Q: Who can become a foster parent?
A: Foster Parents can be single or married. They can be two parent or same gender families, with or without children. They come from all different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. If you are at least 18 years old and live in Santa Clara County, you can make a difference in the life of a child.
Q: How can I become a foster parent?
A: The first step to becoming a Licensed Foster Home is to contact the Department of Family and Children’s Services to set up an orientation to see if fostering children is right for you and your family. You may contact the agency either by phone or through the internet.
- Santa Clara County Foster Parent Recruitment – Call (408) 299-KIDS
Q: How many foster children are there in Santa Clara County?
A: There are over 1200 children who are in need of foster families to love and care for them.
Q: Do you need volunteers?
A: Yes. KAFPA is a small organization, so we rely on community partners and volunteers to help us host our larger events. Contact us at 408-501-6365 if you are interested in volunteering!