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Thinking About Fostering?

More than 85% of children in state care are adopted by their Foster Parents.

The need has never been greater. Children in our state today need our help. Birth families are not always able to provide the best care for children. Unfortunately, sometimes they cannot keep children safe. That’s where committed Foster Parents come in. You can make a difference by opening your home to these children.

Here Are the Steps to Become a Certified Foster Parent:

  • Contact

    Contact your local county Department of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS)

  • Tell Someone

    Tell them you’re interested in becoming a Foster Parent

  • Ask

    Ask for the Resource Development person in the county

  • Attend Training

    Ask this person when the next training classes are going to begin

  • Schedule a Meeting

    Schedule a time to meet the Resource Development person to find out how you can become a Foster Parent

You Don’t Have to be a Foster Parent to Help…

Here Are a Few Other Ways You Can Help

Become a qualified temporary care provider. Ask your local DCS County Resource.

Provide food, clothing, birthday and Christmas gifts to children.

Help with children’s activities and Provide places for visits.