Foster Home Care

Thursday, Dec 4, 2008  |  Updated 12:14 PM PDT
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Foster Care Licensing Overview

For more information phone 877-792-5437.
This is the central information page for Foster Care Licensing.
  

Is there room in your heart for a child?

Every month hundreds of children need a home. These children have been neglected, abused or abandoned, and need the love, care and understanding of a foster parent.

What do foster parents do?

Foster parents are people who are concerned about the well-being of children and their families.

They care for children who have been the victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment. These children need loving care and a sense of belonging until their own families are able to care for them again. Children of all ages, with a variety of needs, are waiting to be welcomed into your home to become part of your family.

Who can become a foster parent?

Foster parents can be couples or single adults over age 18, who have the ability to support themselves. You may live in either a house or an apartment. Working parents are welcome as long as appropriate child care can be arranged. If you have a strong desire to make a positive difference in a child's life and are willing to open your home and provide a nurturing, loving, and supportive environment, YOU can be a foster parent.

Foster Parents Receive...

  • A monthly reimbursement for food, shelter, clothing, and recreation for each child.
  • Medical and dental coverage for each foster child through the Medi-Cal program.
  • On-going training to enhance their knowledge and skills so they can provide the best possible care to meet the unique needs of foster children.
  • Support and supervision from agency workers
  • The satisfaction of knowing they have reached out a helping hand to children when it was so desperately needed.
  • The reward of knowing there is something of themselves remaining with every child long after they have left the home.
  • The knowledge their own lives have been enriched in some way by each child.

HOW DO YOU BEGIN?

For more information about becoming a foster parent or to arrange for a presentation on foster care at your church, school, or organization, contact:

(877) 792-KIDS

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