How To Be A Foster Parent
In North Carolina alone, more than 10,000 children are living in foster homes. That number has increased by 25% over the past five years, and shows no sign of slowing down. Today, there are more children who need a foster home than there are homes available for placement. To put it bluntly, kids across North Carolina are waiting for someone like you with an open heart and an open home to be their support system and be a foster parent.
Children’s Hope Alliance is one of several foster care providers in the state, but we pride ourselves on being very supportive of our foster parents. We understand one of the best ways to help these children heal is to support foster families who provide loving homes for them. We make sure our foster parents are ready for the challenges ahead by providing extensive and up-to-date training. We also offer 24-hour support, respite services, therapeutic support programs, and monthly financial stipends. Our foster care case managers stay in regular contact with foster parents, and are always just a phone call away.
Another benefit to Children’s Hope Alliance’s foster care program is the fact that we offer a robust array of nearly 30 specialized services to help children and families. Many times, children can get help from multiple programs including intensive in-home or outpatient therapeutic services while in a foster home.
Learn more of the ins and outs of how to be a foster parent and about Children’s Hope Alliance’s foster care program below.
- we have a need for foster parents all over the state
- foster care is a temporary living arrangement for abused, neglected and dependent children who need a safe place to live when their parents or another relative cannot take care of them
- you have a choice about which child or children are placed in your home
- a monthly stipend is provided to offset the cost of everyday expenses related to the care of the child
- our agency provides all necessary training and support for foster parents throughout the entire process
… and no, you don’t need a degree in child psychology to be a great foster parent. Click here to bust some popular myths about being a foster parent.
If you have questions about our foster care program, call us today at 704-832-2200 Ext. 2324.