EVERY child deserves a loving and supportive home
The number of children in the foster care system supersedes the amount of caring and supportive homes available. BCFS Health and Human Services is actively seeking families who can rise to the challenge to provide children and youth with care, love and a safe place to call home.
BCFS Health and Human Services works with both the state and federal government to match caring adults with children. These children are placed in foster homes because they have suffered abuse, neglect or other issues in their biological families that endanger their safety.
What is it like to be a Foster Family?
The lives of foster families mirror that of any other family: sports practice, math homework, birthday parties and church on Sunday. BCFS Health and Human Services believes that all children in foster care should have the opportunity to grow up in a supportive family environment that gives them role models and one-on-one parental guidance.
The truth about foster care
- It won’t cost you. Foster parents receive a monthly stipend to assist with the basic needs of each child, such as food and clothing.
- Health care is covered. Each child in foster care is covered by health and dental insurance. This covers all office visits, necessary medical procedures and medications.
- You are not alone. We hold monthly foster parent support groups which address parenting challenges and provide tips for difficult situations. It also lets you meet other foster parents who can share their own experiences and help you create a personal support network. Dinner and daycare are provided during these meetings.
- BCFS Health and Human Services is there for you. Case managers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a week. If there is an emergency, BCFS has a hotline to offer additional support and assistance.
- Give a voice to a child
- Create a safe environment for children
- Empower a child to succeed
- Provide a child a place to heal
- Change the course of a generation
- Make a difference!