Am I ready to be a foster parent?
You are ready to learn to be a foster parent if you are ready to accept a child into your family and to give that child the love, care and commitment you would give your own child while respecting the child’s history, culture and family relationships. Foster parenting requires skill and sensitivity, flexibility and selflessness. If you have these qualifications and you can safely care for a child, you are ready to start the process.
To ensure children are safe and well cared for the agency you work with will look at a few other things including:
The safety and adequacy of your home
The results of child abuse and criminal history checks
Your ability to safely care for a child in your present circumstances
Your income. Foster parenting is not a paid position. Foster parents receive a stipend to meet the child’s needs, but must have enough resources to support their own family
If you are the right person to parent a child in foster care, we will work with you to overcome any obstacles that arise.
To start this process, contact your local agency.