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Can I provide a safe, caring and flexible environment for youth in need of a home?

Am I open to receiving FREE training and support to care for children or teens by highly qualified staff?

Do I have the love, flexibility and patience to support a foster youth with a goal of returning to their family when safely possible?

Am I prepared to work with a variety of youth who have been impacted by trauma?

Am I willing to continually learn and embrace new parenting techniques to best meet a child’s needs?

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To continue exploring foster parenting information, check out the link below.

More information on Foster Care

The journey to becoming a foster parent begins here!

Every child deserves the safety and stability of a family.  Foster and respite parents are temporary caregivers for children and teens who are removed from their home when parents are unable to care for them.  They support the day-to-day needs and help them heal from the family experiences that brought them into care so they can form healthy bonds and develop positive skills that allow them to be successful in life.

The advantage of fostering with SAFY

There are many benefits to fostering with SAFY, including 24/7 support and ongoing trainings to help along the way!  We offer in-person, web and phone informational sessions and trainings that are tailored to your schedule and needs. Our fostering experience is enhanced by a network of support, including opportunities to connect with other foster parents.

“Foster care isn’t simple or easy, but it is beautiful. I’m excited to see how our family changes and grows. Our story is beautiful, and it isn’t finished yet.”
Mary S.
Foster Parent
“I immediately liked the vibe I got from SAFY. They are an incredible advocate for children and youth and have always provided all the support I needed.”
John B.
Foster Parent
“It is a great experience to work with SAFY and to invest in the life a child.”
Jane B.
Foster Parent

Can you be a foster parent?

Foster parents must meet state requirements to become licensed to provide care, including:

  • Be at least 21 years of age (in most states)
  • Have a separate living space in your home for a youth
  • Have a stable income
  • Have a high school diploma or GED (in most states)
  • Own or rent your place of residence
  • Single, married or unmarried partners qualify

Schedule an informational session today!

Ready to take the next step?

Connect with us and we will walk you through the entire fostering process from start to finish and answer your questions. Whether you are ready to get started or still have unanswered questions, we want to hear from you!

SAFY does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in licensing foster parents.