Foster Care and Adoption Information Nights are held at both of our locations on the first Tuesday of every month, 4:00pm – 7:00pm. CURRENTLY – These sessions are being provided via Zoom, instead of in person. Please see our Home Page for contact and Zoom information to join.
At these informational sessions, you are able to speak with a knowledgeable member of our team in order to learn more about our agency and ask any questions you may have about becoming a foster or adoptive parent. These sessions are relaxed and informal settings, where you can be comfortable learning about this journey. We treat these like an open house, so feel free to stop by at any point between 4:00pm and 7:00pm.
In addition to reviewing the information available here on the website, you can click below to download an information packet and interest registration form.
Children in foster care need safe, loving homes in which they can thrive until they return to their birth families or find permanent families through adoption. Yours might just be the home a child is waiting for! Our agency believes that parents are best equipped to care for children when they have received intensive preparation and are then provided with ongoing support. Our goal is to provide you with the support you need in order to provide the best care possible for a child in need.
Frequently Asked Questions
Foster parents come from a wide range of backgrounds. They can be married or single and with or without children. Foster parents must be over 21 years of age, have adequate space in their homes, pass a background check, and must have a stable source of income.
If you are interested in becoming a foster parent with A Better Chance for Our Children, please click here to fill out an interest registration form.
Once you submit the interest registration form, one of our Case Managers will contact you to gather some basic information and answer any questions you may have. Next, we will invite you to participate in the next cycle of our Resource Parent Preparation Classes. This training includes four mandatory group sessions held on alternate Saturdays, 9:00am – 4:00pm, for a total 28 hours of training. The group sessions typically include 20 – 30 people who are contemplating foster care, adoption, or respite. To see when our next classes are scheduled, please click here to check the calendar.
After you complete the preparation classes and submit the required paperwork, a home visit will be scheduled to begin the home study process. The paperwork includes an application, autobiography, medical forms for everyone living in the home, personal references, and background checks (fingerprinting) for you and other adults living in the home as required by law.
Once your home study process is complete and you are approved as a foster family, the process of placing a foster child in your care can begin. Please keep in mind that although many children are adopted out of foster care, reunification with their birth family is the most common goal and outcome for children in child welfare. Therefore, it is vital that foster parents are able to support this reunification.
Thank you for considering opening your home and your heart to children in foster care. We know that this is a very important decision. Please call our office if you have any questions or concerns. We would be very happy to speak with you. Every child deserves to have a safe and stable home. A Better Chance for Our Children is very serious about finding homes for as many children as we can. We sincerely believe we can change the world one child at a time. Thank you for helping us as we continue to work towards our goal!