All members of the foster care family must be committed to taking on the extra responsibility of foster children. They must be willing to participate in a family assessment, become licensed through the state, and follow the licensing rules of the state. Ongoing educational training is a required part of becoming a member of our team.
Foster families need to be flexible enough to accommodate weekly counseling and visitation appointments for the children and their parents, as well as other commitments expected in caring for a child. Since foster care is a shared experience between the biological parents and the foster parents, a working relationship between the biological and foster parents may be necessary.