A CHILD IS WAITING
Every child deserves a safe and loving home
Who are the kids?
- All ages and abilities
- Sibling groups and only children
- Have had or are going through traumatic experiences
- Able-bodied and not so able-bodied
- Gifted learners and challenged learners
- Shy, scared, funny, awkward, angry, talented, curious, needy, and lovable
Who are foster parents?
- Single or married
- Male or female
- All races and religions
- Over 21 years of age
What is required of me to qualify be a foster parent?
- Pass a criminal background check
- Able to meet state home safety qualifying requirements (ie having enough space)
- Attend a Caregiver Core Training (CCT) pre-service training, plus ongoing training after licensing to gain new positive parenting skills
- Complete First Aid/CPR and HIV/AIDS training
- Be attentive, understanding, consistent, and patient with youth
- Have appropriate attitudes toward safety, nurturing, discipline, expectations, and age-appropriate behavior to create a safe environment
- Have the time, energy, commitment, and emotional stability to work with youth’s unique situations
- Be willing to take children to doctor, dentist, and counseling appointments
- Support children in becoming involved in school and community activities
- Able to model constructive family relationships
How can you help?
- Provide temporary respite care overnight, for a weekend, or for a few days
- Provide short term foster care for up to 60 days
- Be a foster parent that assists in reunification with biological families
- Provide long term care through foster/adopt
How does the Youthnet Foster Care Team assist foster parents?
- One to one licensing support
- Ongoing case management
- 24/7/365 on call support
- Respite as needed
- Financial compensation
- Foster care appreciation and celebration events
If you would like to explore whether fostering would be a positive choice for your family, please call for more information or click on the following link: