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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Foster Care

Image shows young boy hold sign that says Foster Parents Needed

Open your heart, open your home

About Foster Care

Foster Care is the temporary service provided to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and youth while in out-of-home care.

Foster homes are needed for all ages, but especially for teens and sibling groups. 

Help Us Help Children and Families In Our Community

You can apply to become a foster parent if you:

  • Can make room in your home and heart for a child or children who need safe, temporary care
  • Are married, single, or living with a partner
  • Are in good health
  • Are at least 21 years old


Services provided to foster parents by the Department of Social Services include:

  • Room and board payments for the care of the child
  • Health insurance for each child
  • Clothing allowance for each child
  • Ongoing training and 24-hour emergency services
  • Regular home visits and contact with agency staff

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