Foster Care

There are times when children must temporarily live with people other than their parents or biological family. CHRIS 180 Foster Care Services identify, and train committed, responsible adults to care for children in state custody until they can either be reunited with their families or adopted into their forever home. There are times when children must temporarily live with people other than their parents or biological family. CHRIS 180 Foster Care Services identify, and train committed, responsible adults to care for children in state custody until they can either be reunited with their families or adopted into their forever home.  

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You don't have to be perfect to be the perfect parent for a child in foster care. Reach out today.

What is Foster Care?

 Do YOU have what it takes to become a foster parent?


We can help.  Get involved today. A young person needs you!


While fostering a child in your home may be temporary, the impact made on the child is forever.
 

There are different ways you can get involved as a foster parent:

  • Therapeutic Foster Care

  • Respite Care

  • Foster-To-Adopt

How do I become a foster parent? 

The first step to becoming a foster parent is to attend a CHRIS 180 orientation session (see calendar) . There you will learn more about the state system and children in care, the requirements of licensure, and the home study process.  This is also a time to ask your questions!  We want to ensure you are making the best decision for you and your family. 
 

What are the requirements of becoming a foster parent?

 

  • Potential parent(s) must be at least 21 years old. 

    • Parents must be at least 10 years older than the children placed in their home. 

  • Can be single, married or cohabitating

  • Proof of current residence and financial stability

  • All household members 18 years and older must be able to pass the following screens:

    • Criminal history/background check

    • Child protective service/CPS check

    • Motor Vehicle Report

    • Drug screen

    • Medical clearance