This pamphlet is intended to be
instructive as to the general
procedures of the Orange County
Foster Care &
A PATH TO FAMILY
Department of Child Support Services
and should be used for informational The Family
for Foster Care
A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN
THE ORANGE COUNTY SOCIAL
SERVICE AGENCY AND
THE ORANGE COUNTY
1055 N. Main St. Department of Child
Santa Ana, CA 92701
DEPARTMENT OF CHILD
(866) 901- 3212 Support Services
Who will qualify for
What is Foster Care? What happens when the Compromise – Family
children return to live with Reunification?
Foster Care is the common term used mom, or dad, or both?
to describe public assistance You may qualify if you meet all of
programs that support financial needs the following requirements:
of children who are placed with Child Support Services will • You owe a public assistance
relatives or other families, on a coordinate: debt that accrued while your child
temporary or permanent basis, by the resided with neither of his/her
Department of Social Services. • release of any driver or parents as a result of being placed
The children’s legal parents are still professional licenses. in any of the following programs:
required, by law, to support their - Aid to Families with
children until the age of 18, or 19 if • modify the current child support
they are full-time high school obligation, and reimbursement
students. The State of California payment.
- California Work Opportunity
requires both parents pay for child
• review the reimbursement debt and Responsibility of Kids
support during the period when
(Compromise - Family (Cal Works), or
their children are placed in Foster
Reunification), which may
Care. - Kinship Guardianship
lead to reducing the
Assistance Payment Program
Social Services refers most Foster reimbursement debt up to
Care cases to our office requesting 100%. Each situation is
assistance with establishing and evaluated on a case-by-case • Your child is now living
enforcing the child support obligation basis. Applicants must with you at least 50% of the time.
against both parents. complete and return an
• Your net income is less than
“Application for Compromise 250% of the federal poverty level.
- Family Reunification”
What happens once a child is packet. The packet can be Contact Us
placed in Foster care? obtained by phone, by letter, or
We can help reduce or eliminate your
Foster Care reimbursement debt.
Please contact us for additional
Our office will open a child support information.
case against the father, and a
different case against the mother. Contact:
We will establish and enforce an Jean Triplett (714) 347-6414
order for child support and medical firstname.lastname@example.org
insurance on each case.
Christina Madrigal (714) 347-6449