10 CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD FOSTER PARENT

Become a Foster Parent

- Be at least 21 years of age, financially stable, and a responsible, mature, healthy adult.


- Be married or divorced for at least one year (can also be single).


- Show proof of marriage and/or divorce.


- Have a high school diploma or equivalent.


- Be able to clear a detail criminal history/FBI background check and abuse/neglect central registry

check on all adults in the household.


- Your home must pass a city fire and environmental health inspection.


- Must clear random drug tests.


- Must have favorable home study.


- You can live in a house or apartment.


- Must have a cleared TB test.

THE PROCESS

1. Each foster family must first attend a Caregivers YTLS Orientation Training.  
 
2. Upon completion of the orientation, the foster family will be invited to complete Pre-Service Training requirements and submit required paperwork. Caregivers YTLS offers all required training at our office.

3. After training is completed, there will be a Home Study scheduled in your home. After your home is approved for verification, you can begin accepting children in your home. The process can take approximately 60 days depending on how quickly you submit your paperwork and complete your trainings.

Inquire for more infomation

Please call for orientation

dates and time.

FOSTER A CHILD

(817) 448-2927

After Hour Emergencies

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

(817) 801-8844 Office

​​Caregivers Youth and Transitional Living Services Child Placement Agency

In the United States, there are more than 463,000 children in foster care.


Today, one out of every four youth in need of care does not have access to a loving foster home.


In our community, there are many abused, neglected, and dependent children who need your attention, time, and love. 

1. Foster parents are knowledgeable about the child welfare system and its method of operations.

2. Foster parents do not personalize the negative behavior of a child.

3. Foster parents function as the center of a team providing services to a child.

4. Foster parents promote professionalism when in conflicting situations with other team members.

5. Foster parents are organized, keep record on each child, and documents thoroughly.

6. Foster parents are able to adjust their schedule to meet changing needs of a child.

7. Foster parents can provide training and mentoring to new foster parents.

8. Foster parents can provide emergency respite and intervene with new foster families to avoid disruptions.

9. Foster parent communicates so as to keep the needs of children at the center of decision making.

10. Foster parent understands investigations are a part of the fostering experience and welcomes the process.