Over 400,000 children are currently in the foster care system throughout the United States. Trauma, abuse, neglect, addiction, or a myriad of other circumstances have displaced children in your state, your county, and your city.
Each state has their own system and protocol for placing children in foster care and for training the families licensed to care for them. If you are considering becoming a foster parent, here are a few online resources that can help you get started:
Dave Thomas Foundation
If you have questions about the process, here are a few Q&A posts to read:
Foster Care: The Basics
Foster Care: Decisions, Expenses, and the Biological Family
Foster Care: The Reality of Aging Out
Head over HERE for a great link to a bunch of blogs written by foster parents across the country.