Every day in Florida children are removed from their homes because their parents are not able to provide the love and care they need sometimes because they didn’t learn good parenting skills; sometimes because of substance abuse, mental illness, and domestic violence; sometimes because of all of the above.
As a foster parent, you can give a child the love and security they need. You can play a significant role in helping families heal and reunite and, when that is not possible, you can help children transition to a new home and a new family.
While children are in foster care, Wesley House provides Independent Living courses in two stages, one for ages 13 through 15 and a second for ages 16 through 17, to teach them skills to help them graduate successfully to independence.
The Independent Living courses assist foster youth to develop practical skills in budgeting and money management, resume preparation, job networking, banking, grocery shopping and nutritional meal preparation.
Committed business and community leaders share their expertise with our foster children during these sessions.
You can be a renter or a homeowner to foster.
The only financial requirement is that you have enough income to support yourself and your family each month. There is a small reimbursement when you have a child placed in your home
The only age requirement is that you are at least 21. Many “empty nesters” find foster parenting to be a rewarding experience.
Foster parents do not pay any of the child’s medical expenses, other than over-the-counter medicines and supplies. Each child in foster care is covered my Medicaid.
Absolutely! Single people and those with partners can be foster parents. Other important information for prospective foster parents-background checks are required for all adult household members and frequent visitors. These include fingerprints, child abuse records, local law enforcement, national sex offender and others.
Make a positive change in a child’s life. Contact us about our next foster parenting classes
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