Becoming a Foster Parent
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about becoming a foster parent. Due to the number of children in our child welfare system, there is always a great need for foster families.
Our agency provides Specialized Family Based Foster Care for children requiring temporary placement because of special needs or family problems. We recruit and train foster families to care for these children while they cannot live with their biological family.
When you become a foster parent/family with Families United Network, Inc., you are never alone. Beyond the specialized training that you will receive, your case manager and our agency offer support 24 hours a day/7 days a week. In addition, you will receive reimbursement for the child/children in care with your family.
In order to become a foster parent, you must meet the following criteria:
- 21 years of age
- Able to obtain criminal history clearances, child abuse clearances and FBI clearances
- Provide proof of income, driver's license, vehicle registrations & insurances, and homeowner's or renter's insurance
- Have adequate space in your home for an additional child/children
- Able to provide transportation
- Free from communicable diseases and able to handle stress
- Successful in managing your own family life and finances
- Possess patience and understanding for the needs of children of all ages
- Complete 24 hours of paid training (per parent) on topics such as
- First Aid/CPR
- How it all works/Foster parent panel
We will provide you with the training that you will need to become a foster parent, as well as guide you throughout the process. Families United Network works closely with our foster families, and provides continuing support and guidance.
For more information on becoming a foster parent, please contact the office nearest you or complete and submit the online form below: