There is always a need for more homes to foster children in Ward County. Foster families provide for the physical, emotional, and social needs of youth who are unable to live with their birth families. Some children in foster care need short term, emergency shelter care, and other children need care for longer periods of time.
Foster parents can be single or married. They can own their home or rent it. Foster parents can be employed full time.
The number of children in need of foster care far exceed the homes available in Ward County. There is a critical shortage of homes that accept older children and sibling groups. Some of the children may have complex physical, emotional, or medical needs.
Children placed in foster care come from varied cultural and social/economic backgrounds. Ward County is seeking foster parents that are able to provide emergency care, long term care, and respite. Foster families provide love, structure, physical, emotional, and social needs of children and youth in a substitute family setting. As a foster parent, you will provide a loving and safe environment for youth, and impact their lives in a positive way.