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How To Take That First Step Towards Foster Parenting

One of the many reasons why people choose to become foster parents is because they want to make a difference in the life of a child. If you're feeling this way, then we have some great news for you: there are plenty of ways that you can help out and be an encouragement to children who need it most! In this post, we will discuss how taking that first step towards becoming a foster parent could change your life forever.

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Research and learn more about becoming a foster parent

If you are reading this article, this is probably the step you are on in your journey to becoming a foster parent. You are in the right place! Researching online is a great place to begin, but it can be a bit overwhelming. So once you have familiarized yourself with the general concepts and terms, jump quickly to step number two.


Select a organization to partner with

Once you have determined you are ready to learn even more about fostering, it's time to find an organization to help support you through this process. Working with a local agency is best because they will be able to answer any questions or concerns that may arise during the process of becoming a foster parent. They also will help with all of the paperwork and other necessary items.

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Attend an orientation meeting

Now that you have selected an organization, it's time to attend one of their orientation meetings. Here you will learn more about their philosophies, support they provide and the process they use to approve foster parents. This is a great place to ask lots of questions. You’re not alone in this amazing journey!

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Complete paperwork and screenings

This part can be tedious but don't give up! You've come this far so stay strong and complete every document with accuracy because there will be plenty of times in this process when you will need to double check your work. Once paperwork is complete, you are almost there! The organization you work with will help you with this process.

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Prepare your home and hearts

This step is very important because you will need to put your home into "foster mode" and prepare yourself for the changes that could be coming. It's best if everyone in the house participates and makes this process fun, especially younger children!

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Stay in touch

Now that you are an approved foster parent, it's important to stay in touch with the organization you work with. They will be able to let you know about any meetings or trainings they offer and can even help connect you with other foster parents for support! They also will be the ones letting you know about your exciting first placement. You never know when a child will need your home, and love.

Become a Foster Parent Today

Becoming a foster parent is something that will change your life forever. The more support you have, the easier it will be to get through this process and onto the next step in helping out some of our most vulnerable children. Get ready to do what only YOU can do: make a difference in the life of a child.

Contact us today to learn more about becoming a foster parent.

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