Becoming a Foster Parent

 

 

   

Foster a Brighter Future

Foster parents are everyday heroes who give children in crisis a safe, temporary home and much-needed love. Would you like to be that hero?

Our loving parents are respected valued members of the team that’s committed to nurturing the child’s well-being. They are skilled resources for strengthening the family, a bridge to the future and a key to community partnership.


Open Your Heart-Hernando County

OYH Hernando

Contact Us

For more information about becoming a foster parent or to register for an upcoming orientation, please contact Joy Foreman, Foster Parent Navigator, at (352) 387-3472, or fill out an information request form and someone will contact you.

Attend an Orientation

For more information about Orientations, call Joy Foreman  at (352) 387-3472, Rosey Moreno-Jones at (352) 387-3424, or fill out an information request form. 

For more information, read the Becoming a Licensed Foster Parent handout.

Visit Fostering Florida’s Future to hear stories from foster parents in Florida.

Forms for prospective foster parents are available on the website.

Read the latest foster parent newsletter online.


Testimonials from Kids Central foster parents

We became foster parents after our own two older children left the nest.  We decided to give children a home where they can be loved, have structure, and feel secure in their lives while they go through a difficult time.   Children deserve to be loved.  Focus more on what you can do for that child; that’s what it’s all about.  They need a mommy & daddy, temporary or forever, even just for a short time.  I feel honored to be a foster parent.                               

-Kathy

 

Advice we’d give to someone thinking about becoming a foster parent is to love the children.  They’ve been through so much already.  They don’t need to repeat what they’ve been through.  So, we need good foster parents.  Foster parents who’ll love these children unconditionally, be able to put all their problems aside, and say, “You know what? We love you. We’re going to care for you. We’re here for you until your parents get back to where they need to be.”                           

-Vanessa

 

Show kids love, put them in a good environment, and help them.  Love and care for them.  To be a foster parent you need to be able to communicate and dedicate yourself to the kids.  We love being foster parents!!                                 

-Tony