Interested in Becoming a Foster Parent?
Becoming a foster parent is a special experience that gives you an opportunity to make a difference.
Most children enter foster care as a result of abuse and neglect, according to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. In many cases, the children do return to their families.
There are many benefits to becoming a foster parent:
- You provide a life-changing environment that is safe, secure and loving.
- You make a difference not only with a child and family – but also within the community.
- Serving as a foster parent often makes it easier and quicker to adopt if that’s a direction you’d like to explore.
A foster care license is also required, and foster parents need to complete the Foster & Adoptive Care Essentials (FACES) training. These informative, convenient educational sessions take place throughout the state, so you can find dates and locations that works for you!
Being a foster parent is a challenging experience, but it’s a worthwhile and rewarding one that can make a positive, lasting impact on the life of a child – and on your own.