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Posted on: December 3, 2019

How Can You Foster Hope in a Child's Life?

Foster Parent with Child

Mocksville, NC – Imagine what it's like to be a young child without a place to call home, without stability, not knowing where your next meal will come from or where you'll sleep at night. Imagine the turmoil. Imagine the pain.

Imagine not doing anything about this.

Davie County Health & Human Services is in need of qualified resource families to assist with making a difference in the life of a child. Resource families include family foster homes and adoptive homes.

When children enter foster care the primary goal is to help families resolve their challenges and reunite safely. When a child is unable to be reunified with their biological family, other permanency options are explored. Every child deserves a "forever family."

You Don't Have to Be Perfect to Be A Perfect Parent
In North Carolina, a single person or a married couple must be at least 21 years old to become a foster parent and at least 18 years old to become an adoptive parent.

You don't have to own a home or have a certain amount of income to be a foster or adoptive parent. You do, however, need to consider what it will mean to have a child come into your family and how this will affect your life and the child's life.

Foster or adoptive parents must be ready to give a child or children opportunities to develop to their full potential physically, academically, socially and emotionally—with realistic expectations and unconditional support and love.

What You Should Know
The law requires that 30 hours of preparatory training be provided before a person can be licensed as a foster parent in the state of North Carolina. This training is intended to inform potential parents about the needs of children who come into their home, help them decide whether they can parent these children, and explain the importance of working in partnership with social service agencies and birth and foster families.

Foster parents receive monthly financial assistance based on each child's age and needs to help cover some costs of caring for these children. Foster children are eligible for Medicaid benefits, which include medical, dental and mental health coverage.

Siblings are placed together whenever possible to maintain some level of normalcy for the children. However, in some cases, it is in the best interest of the children to be separated based on their individual needs.

You can learn more about being an Imperfect Perfect Parent inside of this
brochure.

Start Fostering Hope
If you are interested in providing a safe and loving home to a child and you have patience and wisdom to share, you could be the perfect parent for a child who truly needs you. Those interested in fostering or adopting a child should contact (336) 753-6250. Additional information for potential resources families can be found by exploring www.FosterDavie.com.

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