Share your heart and home

Foster parents give hope to children and teens in need – changing the course of their life in miraculous ways. When foster parents provide a safe, nurturing environment, children grow physically, emotionally, and socially. In return, foster parents experience the power of love in a life-changing relationship.

How to Get Started.

Please complete our online Inquiry Form and a Licensing Specialist will reach out to you within 48 hours.

Hear what our foster parents have to say

As much as you love children and want to make a difference, it can be hard to imagine what foster care is like. In these videos Family & Children Services foster parents talk about the joys and the challenges they’ve experienced.

Why Did You Become a Foster Parent

What Do You Love About Being a Foster Parent

Can You Fit Fostering into a Busy Life

What's Challenging About being a Foster Parent

What's It Like Working With a Child's Biological Family

What Makes Family & Children Services Special

Why Did You Choose Family & Children Services

Advice for Future Foster Parents

Foster Parent Testimonial Videos

Elaine VanLeeuwen

Dale Mogaji

Leah Coleman

Mark Immink

 
Foster Care

Who makes a good foster parent?

People from all walks of life make good foster parents. Some are single. Some are married. Some are divorced or widowed. Some own their own homes; some rent. Some already have children; some do not. Yet they all share several characteristics.
They:

  • are 18 years of age or older
  • love children
  • have a stable income
  • are able to commit to challenges
  • cooperate with birth parents in hopes of reunification
  • have a strong desire to make a difference in children’s lives