Featured children, new family story, your questions answered
Featured children, new family story, sibling relationships
Featured children, interstate and transracial adoptions, child welfare news
I want to be a foster parent, and I’d prefer siblings. But does each child need their own room? My home will only have one bedroom until I finish renovating it. Is that enough for me to get started now?
The answer is…maybe. It depends upon several factors, starting with your state’s requirements. You can find information about the requirements in your state and contact information for foster care providers in your area on our website.
Other important considerations that affect whether siblings can share a room include their ages, genders, and past experiences. These are things you will talk with your caseworker about after you go through the approval process and start inquiring about children.
To learn more about minimum standards, training requirements, and the process for becoming a foster parent, take a look at the Child Welfare Information Gateway publication, Home Study Requirements for Prospective Foster Parents (1.5 MB PDF). Read about support available to foster parents on our website.
More than 425,000 children are in foster care, according to the most recent federal data, and the number continues to increase.
National Foster Care Month is an opportunity to celebrate families who foster and raise awareness of the need for more foster parents. The 2017 National Foster Care Month website offers resources for current foster families and people thinking about becoming foster parents—including families considering kinship care.
Cammie and Bill Johnson say that making art and having electronics-free family meals are two ways they connect with their daughters. Read the Johnson family’s story.
Jeremiah | Age: 14 | West Virginia
Jeremiah is an intelligent, funny, and caring young man who loves sports and really wants to play on a football team. When he sees others in need, he often does what he can to help, and he puts other people’s needs before his own. When Jeremiah sets his mind to something, he believes he can accomplish it.
Jeremiah is hoping for a family who will cheer him on when he plays football, be proud of his accomplishments, and praise him for doing well. Could that family be yours? Read more.
Nichole and Raymond | Ages: 14, 12 | Utah
Nichole is a motivated girl with her mind set on a bright future! She is artistically talented and has a growing interest in physical health. Nichole aspires to become a cosmetologist or a professional artist when she's older.
Raymond is a budding magician who loves card tricks and magic. A friendly, outgoing child, he communicates well with adults and strives to be the best kid he can be. Raymond enjoys sports and loves watching football, riding bikes, and playing video games. Read more.
A young man who grew up in foster care writes that the support provided by the state of California—including financial assistance, priority enrollment, and campus housing during holidays and breaks—are helping him succeed in college. Read his essay in The New York Times.
A teacher who adopted a daughter from foster care and her students prepare bags of toys and essentials to help foster parents welcome new children into their home. Watch the video on the Fox5 NY website.
In a recent Huffington Post column, John DeGarmo shares 10 reasons why he is thankful for his experience fostering more than 50 children. Reason number eight: “Learning never stops.” Read the post.
The group’s “Women in Philanthropy” program has been giving teens towels, toiletries, and luggage for 15 years. Read more on the Fox40 website.
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