Foster Care in New Hampshire

Make a Lasting Difference in a Child’s Life. Become a foster parent today!

Foster parents can support a child for only a few days or for much longer. Some foster placements end in adoption and become “forever families,” while others end in reunification with the biological family. 

There are many benefits to fostering a child:

  • helping a foster child feel wanted and secure
  • assisting the child(ren) placed in your home reach their potential
  • restoring their trust in other people and encouraging them to build lasting relationships

Foster parents receive personal assistance that includes:

  • 24/7 on-call support
  • a generous stipend
  • 14 respite days each year
  • clinical and case management services
  • training opportunities
  • a supportive Ascentria team whose goal is to help you and your children succeed
More than 900 children in New Hampshire need foster families. While every foster child is unique, they all share a common experience -- they were removed from their homes because their families were unable to care for them adequately. They all need positive parental figures who will provide a safe, healthy and nurturing environment.

Ascentria offers an individualized service option [ISO] foster care program to serve children in need of intensive support. This level of foster care has an individualized approach to provide assistance to children who exhibit chronic mental, emotional, physical, and/or behavior problems that require a high level of supervision and consistent structure. The children typically range in age from 3 to 21. 

As the foster parent, you determine what a match for your home should be. Age, gender, number of children, behaviors…are up to you and what works for your family.

Ascentria Children and Family Services is committed to being a safe and inclusive space for LGBTQ+ children, youth, parents and families.

We are proud to announce that we were recognized in the 2022 Cycle of the Human Right's Campaigns All Children - All Families (ACAF) initiative. With the support of ACAF, Ascentria's Children and Family Services programs are taking active steps toward improving LGBTQ+ inclusivity, including policy changes, staff training, and external communications updates.

Foster Care in New Hampshire

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New Hampshire
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261 Sheep Davis Road, A-1
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
Phone: 603.224.8111
Toll Free: 1.800.244.8119