Foster Parenting

Children deserve to live in a safe home.

Foster Parenting is……

  • An opportunity… to make a difference in a child’s life
  • Caring for a child… who has been abused/neglected until his/her parent(s) can resume the responsibility, or a permanent home can be found.
  • A commitment… to help children and their families through a difficult period. A foster parent must be able to provide love and guidance and then let go.
  • Learning and developing… The parenting skills needed to meet the unique needs of each child.
  • Foster parenting is about… changing lives one child at a time. It is about believing and investing in the future. Children need role models. Children need caring adults who can give them a safe and secure home that will shelter them from the trauma and distress of their young lives.

If you… are interested in becoming a Foster Parent, please contact the Department of Human Services.