Who can become a foster parent?
Ascentria foster parents have diverse backgrounds and experiences. Some provide long-term homes; some provide short-term respite; some are single; some are part of large families; some have never had children of their own; and some are grandparents. Like foster children, every foster parent is unique. Foster parents must be able to look past the “label” placed on a child and find the strengths that will allow that child to successfully move into healthy adulthood. They must participate in a required training program offered without charge in various locations statewide, and must meet state guidelines for foster parenting, which includes having a high school diploma or GED, and being at least 25 years of age.
We would be happy to answer your questions about becoming a foster parent.
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