There are several ways foster parents integrate fostering into their family lives. Each way has its own advantages. Below are the three ways that families can care for local children in need. If you are interested, you can also find out information about fostering-to-adopt. Follow the links below to see which is right for you and your family.
Foster parents care for local children needing families. By becoming foster parents, you will change the life of a child who seeks a caring and loving home and you’ll change your life, forever. Whether child in foster care lives with you for a few weeks or a few years, you’ll teach him or her that there are people willing to provide a safe and loving home. Isn’t that something every child should know? Learn more about foster parents.
Mission 1:27 Foster Parents
For people who wish to integrate their faith and foster care commitment, we believe fostering a child is best done in response to the mandate of James 1:27, “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress.” We invite our foster parents to think of themselves as Mission 1:27 Foster Parents. Learn more about Mission 1:27 Foster Parents.
What is Foster-to-Adopt?
In some cases, children in foster care become legally available for adoption. We license the homes of Foster Parents for both foster care and adoption so that you have the option to become a forever family to a child in need.
Fostering Connections/Kinship Care
For children who need to be placed outside of their home, Fostering Connections places them with a relative, who can be licensed as a foster parent and receive training, support and a variety of other benefits. Learn more about Fostering Connections/Kinship Care.
Respite Care Providers
For people who want to help foster parents by caring for children in foster care for a short time, becoming a respite care provider is a great option. Caring for children who have experienced trauma is difficult, but you can help provide valuable rest for our incredible foster parents. Your help enables them to provide better care. Learn more about Respite Care.
Most Importantly: No matter which type of fostering is right for you, thank you for caring for local children needing families.