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Foster Parents Are Needed in Ward County
Foster care provides a safe, secure environment for a youth until the youth can return home or until a permanent home is found.
Types of Foster Parenting
There are various ways foster parents can help. They may choose to do emergency placement only, which is typically 3-5 days; respite care which is up to 30 days, short term care 0-6 months, or longer term care which may be up to a couple of years.
Home Based Foster Care
Therapeutic Home Foster Care
Residential Psychiatric Care (PRTF) - this is considered a medical placement
Foster parents are provided with a monthly stipend, paid medical and dental for foster children, paid childcare for foster children if the foster parents work, clothing allowances and much more.
Basic Qualifications to Be a Licensed Foster Parent / Home
You must be at least 21 years of age
You must be financially stable
You can be either single or married
You must own or rent a home or apartment
You must have homeowners or renter's insurance
You must have adequate space for a child
You must be aware that foster care is usually temporary
You must have ability to work as a team with social workers & other service providers
You must have ability to understand and show acceptance of the child's parents
You must have a clear background check
You must be able to provide personal references
If you are interested in knowing more about becoming a Foster Parent, please contact Ward County Social Services at 701.852.3552.