Foster Home Recruitment

Program Overview
Becoming a foster parent is an opportunity to give back to your community and make a difference in the life of a child. Family foster care offers many children and their families an opportunity to heal, grow and develop.

Children who need family foster care services may have experienced neglect and/or abuse, homelessness, or chemical dependency, or they may have special medical circumstances. As a result, the children, like their parents, have a range of special and sometimes extraordinary needs.

Is it right for you?
After the application, training and discovery process, potential foster families will have the knowledge and skills to make an informed decision about becoming foster parents.

Will I be supported?

We’ll be there to help you along the way.

  • Bi-monthly support groups
  • Monthly training to meet continual training requirements
  • 24/7 acccessibility to a Family Resource Specialist
  • Modest subsidy to assist with care

Initial Screening

  • Clear Child Abuse/Neglect Record Check for everyone in the home, 17 or older
  • Clear Criminal Record Check for everyone in the home, 17 or older
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of residency
  • Ability to provide food, shelter, clothing and transportation
  • Proof of educational compliance for children in the home, 16 and younger

Training

  • Initial home visit
  • Nine sessions of STARS (three hours for nine weeks)
  • Completed assessment
  • Relicensing, which requires 30 hours of additional training every two years

If you would like more information about becoming a foster parent, email Angela Peters or Hayley Speziale or call us at 314.534.9350. We’re here to help.