Open your heart and home to a child who needs both. Become a foster, foster-to-adopt, or child specific adoptive (foster/adopt) parent and give their life a smile!
Becoming a foster parent means opening your life to a child or sibling group in foster care to provide them with a safe, nurturing home. It is a wonderful and life-changing experience for parent and child alike. Currently, there are approximately 1300 Idaho children in foster care, from very young children to teenagers. Some need temporary foster homes and are eventually able to return to their birth families.
The goal of foster care is to help children continue to grow in a safe and stable environment while working with their families toward reunification, which happens about 72% of the time. Foster care placements with relatives are prioritized. If reunification is not possible, an alternative permanent home must be found. The relative or current foster family may be considered for adoption.
In addition, there are children who are available for child-specific adoptions; many are adolescents or have child-specific needs.
Consider opening your heart and home to these children by becoming a foster, foster-to-adopt, or child specific adoptive parent. Click on the "Becoming a Foster or Adoptive Parent" link above to obtain more information or call the Idaho CareLine at 2-1-1.