Why should you become a foster parent?
This might be the first thought running through your mind right now. Foster parenting is not for everyone, but for those who choose to dedicate their time, their love and their homes to abused and neglected children, it is a calling. Maybe it's your calling.
There are more than 7,600 children in foster care in Florida. They are newborns, toddlers, school-aged and teens. They come from all different backgrounds, and speak several languages. Some have many siblings, some have special needs. All need love.
We need foster parents as diverse as the kids who we are serving. We need individuals and families who can provide a safe and loving home to a child in need in every community in this state.
Hundreds of families across Florida are volunteering to make a difference in the lives of children and families in need. But we need more. Please consider becoming a foster parent for a child in need today. Help us Foster Florida's Future.
Foster care has many heroes.
Regular people find room in their hearts and homes to take care of a child for a day, a month or a year. Social workers come to love the children they see on a regular basis. Many teens who age out of foster care look back and take the time to share their stories so that we may learn from them. Biological parents who have overcome drug addictions or years of abuse themselves have worked diligently to be reunified with the children they love so much.
This page will feature stories from all of these, and more. Read their stories, in their own words.