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Foster Parent Program

Foster Care is the temporary service provided to ensure the safety and well-being of children
and youth while in out-of-home care.
Foster homes are needed for all ages, but especially for teens and sibling groups.

Help Us Help Children & Families in Our Community
You can apply to become a foster parent if you:
•    Are at least 21 years old
•    Are in good health
•    Are married, single, or living with a partner
•    Can make room in your home and heart for a child or children who need safe, temporary care


Services provided to foster parents by the Department of Social Services include:
•   Clothing allowance for each child
•   Health insurance for each child
•   Ongoing training and 24-hour emergency services
•   Regular home visits and contact with agency staff
•   Room and board payments for the care of the child

Foster Parent Program Flyer
Foster Parent Application