Training and Support
Individuals and families can be approved in as little as six to eight weeks to become resource parents. Families interested in adopting a child out of Foster Care can be dually certified to provide Foster Care and to become an adoptive parent. The process moves quickly, pending the completion of all safety and background requirements. We are committed to providing assistance and support every step of the way.
Pre-service training prepares applicants to become effective foster parents. Once approved, you will participate in monthly training sessions. Ongoing support, education, and communication, bi-weekly in-home visits, help arranging respite care, special assistance in cases of emergency, and social networking opportunities are among the many services foster parents can expect to receive from the Permanency Program.
In addition, foster parents receive TAX-FREE financial support to help meet the needs of the children placed in their home. A daily rate is provided. Transportation expenses are reimbursed, and foster children have their own medical coverage as well as funds for allowance and clothing expenses.