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 the child really wants and needs?
- Are you interested in making a genuine difference in the life of a traumatized child?
- Are you looking to provide a safe and nurturing home for a vulnerable and traumatized child?
- Are you looking to enhance your personal growth and your family’s?
If you answered yes to three of these questions, you could enrich your life and your family’s life, while receiving a tax-free stipend, 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 stipend that pays for the needs of the foster child and reimbursements for your efforts parenting a child.
- Earn additional stipend 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