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Foster Parent Recruitment

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Burleigh County is actively recruiting Foster Parents in our community.
To learn more about foster parenting and how to get involved
please contact Vanessa Harr at 701-222-6622


"A Child, A Heart, A Home"


Foster Care provides a safe, secure environment for a youth until the youth can return home or until a permanent home is found.
Please contact Burleigh Co. Social Services to start your application.





TYPES OF FOSTER CARE
- Emergency Foster Care- Kinship Care

- Home Based Foster Care - Therapeutic Home Foster Care

- Residential Child Care Facility (RCCF) - Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF)


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS TO BE LICENSED AS A FOSTER HOME

- Be at least 21 years of age - Be financially stable
- Be single or married- Own or rent a home or apartment
- Have homeowners or renter's insurance- Be with or without children of their own
- Have adequate space for a child- Provide personal references
- Have a clear background check
- Have ability to work as a team with social workers & other service providers
- Have ability to understand and show acceptance of the child's parents
- Be aware that foster care is usually temporary


SUPPORTIVE BENEFITS FOR LICENSED FOSTER CARE

Pre-Service Training
Foster PRIDE: In-Service (Core) Training
Support for Foster Parents
A team approach
Financial reimbursements


FOSTER PARENT NEWS LETTER

Fostering Communications newsletter is published by the University of North Dakota Children and Family Services Training Center and is sent, quarterly, to all foster parents, foster care providers, and child welfare agencies. The newsletter is dedicated to highlighting statewide, regional, and local foster parent activities.

Foster Parent Handbook

http://www.nd.gov/dhs/info/pubs/docs/cfs/foster-parent-handbook.pdf