Become a Foster Parent
The need has never been greater. Children in our state today need our help. Birth families are not always able to provide the best care for children. Unfortunately, sometimes they cannot keep children safe. That's where committed Foster Parents come in. You can make a difference by opening your home to these children.
- Contact your local county Department of Family and Children's Services (DFCS)
- Tell them you're interested in becoming a Foster Parent
- Ask for the Resource Development person in the county
- Ask this person when the next training classes are going to begin
- Schedule a time to meet the Resource Development person to find out how you can become a Foster Parent
And, there's a great need for home to provide other services without becoming a certified Foster Parent. With just a few steps, you can provide valuable help to Foster Parents:
- Become a qualified temporary care provider. Ask your local DFCS county Resource Development Person how
- Provide food, clothing, birthday and Christmas gifts to children
- Help with children's activities
- Provide places for visits
- Provide what we call respite care for Foster Children - you look after them to give Foster Parents a much needed break
And these are just a few of the ways you can help. Call your local county DFCS office now to see how you can help!