Foster Parents Wanted!!

We have kids ages 3-12 who are in need of a temporary home.

By Jocelyn Robertson


Looking for parents that:

  • Are responsible and confident in what you do.
  • Has Patience, Understanding, and a Sense of Humor
  • Must have an updated Health Record, all vaccinations and checkups complete.
  • Can't have any felonies on there record
  • Have an up to date Foster and Drivers License
  • Must have completed the 27 - hour PRIDE training course. PRIDE stands for Parent Resources for information, Development, and Education.
  • Realistic Expectations
  • Positive Attitude
  • Sensitivity
  • Non-judgemental and Anti-Discriminatory in your outlook.
  • Resilent Person
  • Welcome Guidance and Support

Skills and Abilities Required

As a foster carer you will need to:

  • Able to provide a good standard of care to other people’s children to promote their health, education and leisure interests
  • A good listener that can communicate with children / young people in a way that is appropriate for their age and understanding.
  • Willing to learn new skills.
  • Be able to help the child / young person keep in contact with their family, friends and local community activities as appropriate.
  • Put boundaries in place in order to manage behaviour in an effective and positive way to enable children / young people to grow up to be responsible and well balanced adults
  • Have energy and motivation to remain committed to a child / young person through more challenging times
  • Ability to work with and understand the role of all the professionals involved in the child / young person’s life.
  • Can cope with the extremes of emotions you will experience and the response the will demand of you.
  • Communicate openly and honestly.
  • Flexible, but also capable of setting clear boundaries.
  • Express views both verbally and in written form.

Management Skills

  • Networking
  • Multi-Tasking Conflict Resolution
  • Negotiation
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Effective Feedback
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Budgeting
  • Time Management
  • Prioritization
  • Diversity Awareness
  • Recognition

Positive Characteristics

  • Self-Esteem
  • Role Model
  • Loving and Affectionate
  • Ability to Manage Stress
  • Respectful of Autonomy
  • Be a Good Friend
  • Set Limits
  • Being Consistent with Discipline
  • Complimenting Children's Good Behavior
  • Have Time to Care for Children