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Be a Foster Parent

Share Your Heart and Home

Family & Children Services is always in need of individuals, couples, and families willing to be foster parents. Foster parents have the unique ability to give hope to children and teens in need, changing the course of their lives in incredible ways.

When foster parents provide a safe, nurturing environment, the children in their care grow physically, emotionally, and socially. We need people like you to join us in our work of caring for children in our community.


Are You Ready to Foster a Child?


We are searching for welcoming homes and loving parents, regardless of age, race, creed, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, income, or educational level.

You may be ready to be a foster parent if you:

  • Are 18 years of age or older.
  • Love children.
  • Have a stable income.
  • Can commit to challenges, foreseen or unforeseen.
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Foster Parent hugging twins

How We Support Foster Parents


When you foster with us, we support you every step of the way. Family & Children Services provides extensive Foster Care and Adoption Services, including:

  • Foster parent training.
  • 24-hour emergency, on-call support.
  • Access to the Medical Needs Fund for children in your care.
  • Handle With Care, a specialized fund to meet the critical needs of you and the children in your care.
  • Holiday Giving in which donors purchase items from your child’s wish list during the holidays.
  • A clothing allowance twice a year.
  • Mileage reimbursement.
  • Events and activities.

Hear What Our Foster Parents Have to Say

Imagining your life as a foster parent can be difficult! We hope hearing from foster parents themselves goes a long way in helping you understand what it is really like.

In addition to frequently asked questions about becoming or being a foster parent, Family & Children Services offers videos of foster parents discussing everything from why they became foster parents to working with a child’s biological family.