Lilliput Families is a private non-profit agency licensed by the state of California to provide foster care and adoption services. In our industry, a Resource Family is now the new term for what was formerly known as a foster/adoptive family. Families interested in becoming a state certified Resource Family continuously ask us, what are the California Resource Family Requirements? These requirements, which are mandated by state regulations, are intended to ensure a child (or children) will be in a safe and nurturing environment. Anyone who can meet all of the state mandated requirements and assessments outlined in the entire RFA Approval Process here, will be approved. Among other requirements, you must have adequate bed space in your home, which means one bed per child and four children per room. Children sharing a bedroom ages eight or older must be the same gender or siblings. You also must be able to show proof that you are financially sound, have a desire to provide permanency, and that you will comply with all agency and state policies. For more information on the RFA process or the California Resource Family Requirements, please join at for our next Resource Family orientation. Signing up for an orientation class is not a commitment to become a resource family, it's simply a place for you to come and learn more about the process and to see if it may be a good fit for your family.