Becoming a treatment foster care parent is a special gift you can give to a troubled child as well as yourself. Take this short quiz to see if foster parenting is right for you.
- Have you ever been told you have a way with kids?
- Are you the type of person who looks beyond behavior and what people are saying to understand what they really want and need?
- Are you interested in making a genuine difference in the life of a troubled child?
- Are you looking for a job where you can be at home with the family or enhance your current income?
- Are you looking for a job that will offer you personal growth?
If you answered yes to three of these questions, you could enrich your life and your family’s life, while earning a tax-free income, by opening your home to a foster child.
If you’re not sure foster parenting is right for you, read Becoming A Foster Parent FAQ.
Benefits of Being a Foster Parent
- Create relationships that last a lifetime, by opening your home to a young person who is a good match for your family.
- Earn a dependable second income at home.
- Receive a tax-free income that pays for the needs of the foster child and reimbursements for your efforts parenting a child.
- Earn additional income after achieving Transformation Education (TranZed) Certification status.
- Obtain life-enhancing, professional training and child-specific training to carry out every aspect of your foster parent role.
Support for Foster Parents
When you become a treatment foster care parent with The Children’s Guild, you receive specialized support and assistance that will guide and enhance your foster parenting experience including:
- Weekly face-to-face contact with you and the young person in your home
- Activity planning support for family trips and outings
- Professionals on call for you 24 hours a day to support you when you need it
- Respite services
- Readily accessible outpatient mental health services