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Why Do People Foster?
Making an impact in the life of a child is by far the most common motivator, but we see people from all walks of life getting involved for many reasons.

Completing a Family
Bringing a youth into your home can add richness to the family while extending your existing family structure. Parents tell us they value the positive impact helping at-risk youth has on their own children.

Sharing your life experiences and watching others grow is fulfilling. Teachers, coaches, counselors and many others consider fostering a normal extension of their interests and talents.

Work at Home
Many stay-at-home parents enjoy the fact that they can bring a foster child into their home and experience the rewards of being a foster parent without the inconvenience of working outside the home.

Developmental Stage in Life
Many adults look for new meaning and purpose in their lives upon achieving certain goals or after their children have grown up. As we get older, we often gain a new perspective about the future and what impact we will have on it. Foster care and mentoring can be a profound way to accomplish meaning in our lives as well as in the life of a young person.

All children and youth in care are supported financially, psychologically and medically through services and reimbursement provided by Family Link. Perhaps you hadn’t thought of fostering before, but we want you to know that virtually anyone can do this with the added benefits of making a lasting impact on a child’s future while, at the same time, finding a new avenue of personal fulfillment in your own life.

Download our applications for becoming an adoptive or foster parent.
See our training class schedule.
Answers to common questions about foster parenting and adopting.