The opioid epidemic has had a profound effect on children needing foster care. According to research by JAMA Pediatrics, the number of children entering the foster care system as a result of parental substance use has more than doubled since 2000. There are over 52,000 children in the foster care systems of Georgia, Indiana and Tennessee alone.
Children needing a foster care family find themselves in a vulnerable position. Many of our kids need short term homes (typically less than a year) but many need longer term homes (more than a year).
There are some things only a family can provide. As a foster parent, you can provide a safe home for these children.
We welcome foster families of all shapes and sizes! We have foster families who are single, married, empty-nesters, LGBTQ, families with children and families without children. Our screening process is designed to ensure that you are equipped to provide a safe and nurturing environment for a child to thrive.
- I want to find out how foster care works.
- I want to learn about the overwhelming need for foster parents.
- I want to hear from a real foster parent.
- I want to begin the journey to fostering a child in need.