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Joining Foster Care Select

A therapeutic foster parent is someone willing to make a commitment to care for a child with special needs until the child is returned to his or her family, adopted or transitioned to independent living. Successful foster parents come from diverse financial and cultural backgrounds. They are at least 21 years of age, can be single or married, are self-supporting, rent or own their own home, have experience with children and believe in giving back to their community.

Being a therapeutic foster parent means helping a child negotiate the ups and downs. It involves working with social workers, the courts, teachers, doctors, therapists and the child’s biological family. Though a big responsibility, the difference foster parents make in the life of a child is a reward unlike any other.

Becoming a Foster Care Select foster parent requires the following:

  • Application
  • Background checks
  • Pre-service training
  • CPR and First Aid Certification

Staff will make home visits to complete the application process. All of the required training, checks, and certifications are provided to the parents at no cost. Licenses are reviewed annually and renewed every 4 years. Each parent must receive 20 hours of continuing education/training each year. Foster Care Select offers a multitude of training opportunities to assist parents in meeting this requirement. Currently licensed foster parents who wish to be a part of Foster Care Select can do so easily. Contact the representative in your region for further details.

 

Please feel free to contact us!

If you know that you are ready, please go to the Start The Process page to download the necessary licensing forms.