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Call or email Gwen Hinkle at 863.519.8900 ext. 289 to learn more about becoming a Foster Parent.
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Today's foster parents are our neighbors who love and nurture children in their homes. Together we partner to strengthen families during challenging times so children grow up in safe, healthy environments.
Foster Care is a service by which families offer temporary care for minor children who are not able to live with their biological parents. Foster families provide a loving, safe and secure home-like setting for children while their parents are receiving support, training, and services so that they can be reunited with their children.
A foster home is a temporary home for children, who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. The placement of children into foster care is intended to be a temporary living situation. Children can live with a foster family anywhere from a week to a year or longer while the parents work with community resources to help them resolve the issues that caused the children to be removed.
Married couples, single adults and legally divorced and widowed adults are eligible to apply to be a foster parent. All applicants must be 21 years of age or older. There is no minimum income requirement, but applicants must have legal and stable income that is sufficient to support themselves and their families.
- At your home, your church or clubhouse. Even at your workplace.
- Invite your friends, family, co-workers; anyone you think would be good foster parents.
- Receive a hostess gift basket full of items for your family just for hosting a Fosterware party.
- $100 referral incentive! You will receive $100 for anyone you refer that becomes a licensed foster parent.
Do you know what it takes to become a foster parent? Have you ever thought that you might want to foster and provide a warm, caring home to a child in need for a short time? If you want to learn more about how you can help children, siblings and your community come to one of our informational meetings and learn how you can become a care giver. Take the first step in learning about how you can help children overcome the trauma in their lives. >>Click here for dates and times of upcoming foster parent informational meetings in your community.
Heartland for Children licenses traditional foster homes in Circuit 10. Please call 863.519.8900 ext. 289 or email us to learn more about becoming a foster parent.