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Become a Foster Parent!

Becoming a foster parent is an incredible opportunity to make a profound difference in the lives of children and youth. By opening your heart and home, you can provide a safe and nurturing environment for those who need it most. Eagledancer Youth & Family Services is here to guide you every step of the way, offering specialized training, ongoing support, and a strong community of like-minded individuals. Join us in creating brighter futures and empowering young lives.

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Who can become a foster parent?

Our diverse foster parent community reflects individuals from all walks of life. Regardless of your marital status, age, gender, or sexual orientation, if you have the commitment and compassion to provide a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment for foster children, you are invited to become part of our family. 

Are you ready to be foster parent?

There is no perfect time to become a foster parent! If you have considered the possibility please contact us with any questions you might have. There is a great need for loving foster parents in our community.

Is there financial support for fostering

At Eagledancer Youth & Family Services, we provide financial compensation to support your role as a foster parent. This assistance covers essential needs like food, clothing, housing, and more. Our commitment is to offer the resources you need to create a nurturing environment for the children in your care. Our team ensures transparency and understanding regarding financial support, so you can focus on fostering a loving and stable home.

Are there other ways to help?

Yes! Becoming a respite parent is a valuable way to support foster families and make a difference in a child's life. As a respite parent, you support full time foster parents support by provide short-term care to their foster children, 

Licensing Requirements

  • Are at least 21 years old

  • Undergo thorough background checks, including fingerprinting

  • Provide a safe and nurturing home environment

  • Complete pre-service training covering essential topics like child development and trauma-informed care

  • Maintain physical and mental well-being to care for children

  • Demonstrate financial stability to meet household needs

  • Ensure each child has their own bed and suitable sleeping space

  • Possess reliable transportation for children's needs

  • Provide personal character references

  • Complete the licensing process with Eagledancer Youth & Family Services

At Eagledancer Youth & Family Services, we stand by our families throughout the licensing process. Our experienced team offers personalized guidance, resources, and support, ensuring a smooth and confident journey to becoming a foster parent. We're here to assist with paperwork, answer questions, and provide insights during home assessments. Count on us to make the process straightforward, empowering you to embrace this rewarding role and make a lasting impact in a child's life.

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world
-Dr. Seuss

Please complete the form if you are interested in becoming a foster parent or call us if you have any questions!

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