Foster Parent Recruitment

Bee a Foster Parent
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.
  • Relative Care
  • Kinship Care
  • Home Based Foster Care
  • Therapeutic Home Foster Care
  • Group 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.