Foster care is a vital part of every community. The primary purpose is to provide a safe, temporary placement for children who cannot remain safely in the home of their parent(s).
Foster care is designed to be a temporary service, responding to crises in the lives of children and their families. There is an expectation that children who enter care will either return to their parents as soon as possible, or will be provided with a permanent, safe, stable, and loving family through placement with relatives or adoption.
Becoming a resource parent is an act of love. Your life is changed as you give a child a home and a future.
Being a resource family will be one of the most rewarding and challenging things you have ever done. You will make a difference in a child’s life that will not only give them a better future, but will also impact you and your family.
Your children will develop skills to become outstanding young adults as they learn to share and give from their abundance to make another child’s life better.
During the time that the child is out of the home, Social Services provides reunification programs to the biological family so that the child can return to the parents’ home.
In order to facilitate this, our social workers collaborate with Social Services to implement a plan for each child. If the child cannot be returned to the parents, a permanency plan will be implemented.
Foster families provide a safe, nurturing, stable, environment for children while the family is resolving the issues in their home, and working toward reunification.
Just considering becoming a resource parent is a big step. You will have many more questions before you make a final decision. Please contact the office closest to you and we will answer your questions to help you make the right decision about becoming a resource parent.