Opening your home and heart to a child in need can be one of lifeâ€™s most rewarding and challenging experiences. We are actively engaged in finding resource caregivers (foster parents), kinship and respite parents to provide safe, loving homes for children and youth within their region as the goal is to keep children in their communities and eventually reunified with their families whenever possible.
If you genuinely enjoy and care about children, believe that you can be patient with youth who may act out, and understand that youth may miss their family and may not fully understand what has happened in their lives, then you could be the ideal candidate to be a resource caregiver (foster parent).
Other criteria include:
- Be at least 21 years of age and be in good health
- Have a safe home that can accommodate children
- Pass screening requirements related to child abuse and criminal history clearances
- Participate in all pre-service training
- Complete a family assessment process
We welcome applicants of all races and ethnicities, single or married persons, LGBT adults, renters or homeowners. Free Information Sessions are held monthly for those wanting to learn more about being a foster or kinship parent. You can find out when the next info session will be held by checking our community events calendar or by calling (844) 813-4020.