Bro-sis-plaid-fun-DMSTFOSTER PARENTING: WHY NOT YOU?

Right now, there is a child in YOUR community who needs you!

  • A boy who was neglected
  • A girl with emotional challenges
  • A boy whose family is unable to take care of him due to a recent trauma
  • A girl from a violent home

Each child/adolescent needs a special person/family who can provide, kindness, patience and understanding….to provide a safe, stable, loving, and positive place to call home. 

Pretty basic. Not too much to ask for.   In fact, it’s one of the most important things a child needs along with someone to be there for them.

Might you consider fostering a child? If you're interested in applying, click here here. 

BREAKING A FEW MYTHS ABOUT FOSTER PARENTING:

You don’t have to be perfect
You don’t have to own your own home
You don’t have to be rich
You don’t have to be married
You don’t have to have a college degree
You don’t have to already be a parent

YOU DO HAVE TO HAVE:

A big heart
An open mind
A sense of humor
A stable home
A desire to help

Some steps to becoming a foster parent:

Home study

A 21 hour training course, Granite State College foster parent training

Home health and fire inspection

Medical Information forms for each family member in your home

Criminal records check including fingerprinting

Central Registry check

To inquire about becoming a foster parent, call Child and Family Services’ Katie Cassidy, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  As a private non-profit, CFS upholds the highest standards in its practice of advancing the well-being of children and families and operates with respect to each individual’s values and right to privacy.  We will be happy to assist you with more information and provide direction on becoming a licensed foster parent!

Why Not YOU?   Thank you...

To learn more about foster parenting in New Hampshire, visit the NH State DHHS website: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcyf/adoption/fosterparent.htm.

KEY FACTS FOSTER CARE

Foster Care Recruitment & Retention program 

 

Contact:  Katie Cassidy, foster care specialist:  603-801-4108, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Areas served:  Statewide

 

Interested in fostering but need more info?  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.