THE FIRST STEP
Congratulations! You have made the decision to improve the life of a child in foster care. On The Rise is happy to guide you on this journey and we welcome you to our family!
  1. 1
    Attend Orientation
    This is the first step in the application process. Make an appointment with an OTR social worker to complete a 2 hour orientation.
  2. 2
    Pre-Background Check
    Complete an application and give OTR your consent to complete a preliminary background check.
  3. 4
    Home Inspection/Home Study
    Schedule a home inspection and home study interview with an OTR social worker.
  4. 3
    Pre-Certification Training
    Partner with an OTR social worker to complete 12 hours of P.R.I.D.E. based pre-certification training.
  5. 5
    Paperwork
    Complete all the required forms necessary to complete your foster parent profile.
  6. 6
    County Approval
    OTR will submit your application to San Bernardino County for approval. Once approved, your home will be certified!