St. Joseph Children’s Home’s Therapeutic Foster Care and Adoption Program is currently in need of more foster care and adoptive homes.
The program, established in 1996, provides in-home environments for girls and boys from newborn to age 20. These are children who have been removed from their families due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. The children come from every ethnic, race and socio-economic category in the community.
Those willing to provide foster or adoptive homes don’t have to be wealthy, married or own their own homes. They do not have to be experienced with raising children, according to information from St. Joseph Children’s Home. They simply need to “have room in your heart and home” for a child in need.
The program provides ongoing support and training for families who provide a temporary or adoptive home to the children. All St. Joseph foster families receive year-round crisis on-call management availability with foster care specialists and case managers. A master’s level therapist is also available to aid the families.
For additional information, call Lisa Barber Atwell at 893-0241, ext. 208.