What is Foster Care?

Foster care is 24-hour care provided by licensed foster parents for children who cannot live with their parents because it is unsafe, because they have special care or treatment needs, or because other circumstances exist that result in the parents or family being unable to care for them.

Why are Foster Parents Needed

It can be difficult to think about, but every day, there are children who have to be removed from their family homes because of abuse, neglect, and abandonment.

Right now, there are more than 415,000 children in foster care across the United States.

Am I Ready to be a Foster Parent?

If you have the desire to nurture a child who needs a safe place to live, if you feel called to care for children who have lived through difficult experiences, if you think it's the right time to open your home, then you're ready to consider becoming a foster parent.

I Have More Questions.

That's good! Deciding to be a foster parent is a big decision. Head over to wifostercareandadoption.org for more information. Or, if you prefer, call us at 1-800-947-8074 and talk to a Resource Specialist.

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