WHO ARE THE CHILDREN WHO NEED FOSTER PARENTS?

Children living in foster care may be infants, toddlers, preschoolers, grade-school age, or teenagers. They come from any types of backgrounds, cultures and families. They are like other children, each with their own special personality, abilities, interests and potential.

Children enter foster because of abuse or neglect that made their home unsafe. These children may have higher needs related to their experiences, including the grief and loss of being taken from their families.

There is a high demand for foster parents who can care for sibling groups, ensuring brothers and sisters can stay together. Families that enjoy working with teens and can guide them toward a positive future are also in high demand. Additionally, there is a need for Native American, African American and Latino foster families. In short, there is a need for YOU.