According to the National Adoption Center, a foster home (also referred to as a "Resource Home") is defined as "a temporary arrangement in which adults provide for the care of a child or children whose birth-parents are unable to care for them. Foster care is not where juvenile delinquents go. It is where children go when their parents cannot, for a variety of reasons, care for them." Often, children who are placed in foster care have been abused and/or are victims of violence. We are looking for people who are caring and understanding, who feel it is in their nature to help and provide for children in need.
Arrowhead Foster Family Agency will be a part of the process every step of the way, providing training and support for those who choose to become foster families. http://www.adopt.org/what-foster-care
Why you should become a Resource Parent
You care about children and want to help them. You are kind and loving, but can also be firm when necessary. You had children and believe you did a good job. You don't have children and want to share your home and attention to a worthwhile cause. You want to make a positive impact on a child and the community. www.fostercare.com
How to become a Resource Parent 5 Step Process:
1. Training (call AFFA to set up an appointment and begin the process) 2. Complete an application and begin paperwork 3. Fingerprint clearance 4. CPR/First Aid Training 5. Home Inspection/Home Study