Foster care is the temporary care of a child whose family is having problems and the child can not safely remain in the home. CHILD, Inc. provides quality long term, short term, and respite care in closely supported and supervised community placements (foster homes) for selected youth who are in the custody of the Division of Family Services (DFS).
Our focus is to help develop self-sufficient and productive members of society by providing a stable, caring environment allowing youth to grow in self-understanding, self-esteem, and in developing independence.
The Role of Foster Parents
- Provide emotional support, a safe and loving environment, and a sense of stability
- Help youth build, maintain, and/or improve healthy relationships
- Help youth build, maintain, and/or improve positive educational outcomes
- Address and document youth’s physical and emotional health needs
- Maintain an attitude of respect and understanding toward the youth’s biological family
- Help the agency to develop and implement a service plan for youth
- Gain support from other foster parents during monthly parent training meetings
- And so much more
If you are interested in learning more on how to become a foster parent, please call Bonnie at (302) 762-8989.