Foster children have experienced trauma and are now in need of a safe, stable place to heal, grow and learn.
Foster parents support biological parents and child welfare professionals to work toward safe reunification with the child’s parent(s) whenever possible. Foster parents receive training, a monthly financial reimbursement and a mentor. Nurturing families are especially needed for older youth, sibling groups and children with special needs. Learn about the types of foster care placements here.
Often, a parent’s struggles involve the judicial system when children are removed from their biological homes. Current laws and policies require that children be placed in the least restrictive settings that can meet their needs and that relatives or kin be given priority in these decisions. Caring teams work to find the most appropriate placement option for each child. In cases where the court decides a child and parent(s) cannot reunite and adoption becomes the goal, foster parents often step in to adopt or they help them transition into those settings.
Please consider taking the first step in making the difference in the life of a child from your community. Learn how to start your foster parent journey here.
For those who are not ready to become foster parents at this time, we encourage you to support local foster parents in our community and learn how you can help.