Children and teens who are in foster care are just like other kids. They go to school, they have friends and participate in extracurricular activities, they play sports or read books, and they live right here in our community. The difference is that they’ve experienced a negative family situation, trauma, abuse, or neglect, which makes living at home unsafe––at least for the time being. While we work with parents to resolve issues and overcome challenges, with the goal of reuniting them with their kids, the children need a safe, stable, and caring place to live. In most cases, their time with foster parents is temporary.
It’s an act of selflessness to care for children and teens in our community. Becoming a foster parent can make a lifetime of difference to families around you. Whether you’ve made the decision to foster or would like to learn more, complete the foster inquiry form or call 904.421.5864.