Foster care is an opportunity to provide children who have experienced the trauma of abuse or neglect a sense of serenity. We provide refuge to children ranging from birth to 18 from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Foster parents are essential to providing stable, temporary homes that protect and nurture these children into a Stable Life.
Kinship Care is a program in which families caring for children of relatives, may be eligible to receive financial assistance. Kinship Care makes sure that the living arrangements are safe.
Unlike foster care, adoption is an opportunity for children to have a “ Home Of Placidity ”
when they are unable to live safely with their birth parents.
Be at least 21 years of age, financially stable
Complete an application
Share information regarding background and lifestyle
Provide relative and non-relative references
A Foster Parent can be single, married, divorced, widowed and/or LGBTQIA
Agree to a home study which includes visits with all household members
Allow staff to complete a criminal history background check and an abuse/neglect check on all adults in the household
Attend free training to learn about issues of abused and neglected children. The Foster verification process with 1AFAA usually takes about two to three months.