Become A Foster FamilyShare Your Home, And Your Heart
What Is Foster Care?
Foster care is provided for children who cannot remain safely in their homes. Due to a variety of emotional, behavioral or physical difficulties, these children have unique needs and unique strengths. These children can range in age from birth to 18 years.
Caring for these abused and neglected children requires serious patience and commitment, but the rewards are many. And the sense of satisfaction you will receive from providing a safe, secure environment filled with love for a child in need is without compare.
If you’re interested in becoming a foster family (or just getting a little more information), please contact us today. One of our foster care specialists will respond to your request directly with next steps.
Are you interested in becoming a foster family in Florida?
How Foster Care Works
The following steps must be completed in order to become a foster family:
- Complete an orientation and questionnaire
- Undergo background screening
- Complete your application
- Attend P.R.I.D.E. training
- Participate in interview/consultation meeting(s)
- Complete home study
Benefits Of Foster Care
Becoming a foster family is your opportunity to:
- Positively impact the life of a child in crisis
- Make a difference in your community
- Watch a child grow and learn
- Build a foundation for growth that will impact a child for the rest of his/her life
Ready to make a difference in the life of a child?
Foster Care Requirements
In order to become a foster family, you will have to undergo an assessment of you, your family and your home. You will need to be thorough, honest and willing to share personal information in addition to meeting certain requirements:
- Physical and Mental Health
- Criminal Background Check
- Home Inspection
- First Aid and Water Rescue Certification
Would you like more information about what is required of you to become a foster family in Florida?
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes a good foster family?
A good foster family is a family that is committed to helping children and has the capacity to provide unconditional love and support.
How long will a child stay in my home?
This can vary, depending upon the specific situation. Children may stay for anywhere from a few days to as long as a year.
Is marriage a requirement for becoming a foster family?
No. There is no requirement that you be married to become a foster parent.
How can I get more information about becoming a foster family?
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