FACT: Foster families provide a temporary, healthy, loving home for children in foster care while biological families resolve the issues that brought their children to into care.
FACT: If you are you willing to build into the life of a child temporarily and support reunification without the expectation of adoption – then you will be a perfect foster parent.
FACT: Foster families are expected to provide a nurturing family environment which includes guidance, stimulation, affection, praise, encouragement and appropriate discipline.
FACT: Foster families can specify the age group of children you are willing to take into your home. You choose which children come into your home.
FACT: Foster families prepare children to enter school at an appropriate age and provide opportunities for children to express their strengths, gifts and talents.
FACT: Foster families transport children to doctor visits, court, and family visits.
FACT: Foster Families teach children life skills.
FACT: The CALL recruited foster families only take placements from their home county.
FACT: 1,000 more foster homes are needed statewide to have a home for every child in foster care.
FACT: Foster families are especially needed for teens, sibling groups, infants, and children with special medical needs.
FACT: To learn more about fostering attend an Information Meeting hosted by The CALL.