The urgent need for foster families in the U.S.
We need foster parents to support sibling groups of two or more, ranging in ages up to 17.
More than 400,000 children are in foster care in the United States.
One of life’s greatest roles
Of all the ways you can show love, foster care is one of the greatest. When you welcome a child or teen into your home, you show them bold love while their family works toward reunification.
If you're interested in playing this important role, Bethany can help you be the answer for a child in need. You provide a loving home, and we'll provide the support you need.
Dismantling the myths of foster care
Myth: I don't have what it takes to become a foster parent
Fact: If you can provide love and stability, you're a perfect candidate. Flexibility and the ability to laugh are always helpful, as well.
Myth: Kids in foster care are "troubled"
Fact: The truth is, these are good kids facing difficult situations. With the support of a caring foster parent, these children can learn to address their emotions and behavior.
Myth: I can't afford to become a foster parent
Fact: You'll receive monthly reimbursements, which vary from state-to-state. The child's medical and dental care is paid through state Medicaid programs. We can help you find other local resources too.
Myth: It will be too emotionally difficult when foster children are reunited
Fact: Reunification is always the primary goal of foster care. Yet, it's important that you connect with the child and invest in their life. When the family is reunited, it's normal to expect a grieving process.
Myth: I need to be married and own a home to foster
Fact: If you're single or renting, you can foster.
How much does foster care cost?
Foster parents receive a monthly, tax-free stipend. While it varies by state, most foster parents report it covers necessary expenses like food, clothing, and school supplies.
You will still discover additional out-of-pocket costs, which is why we recommend foster parents seek community resources and family support.