Share the Love: Become a Foster Parent
We’re looking for caring people to provide love, guidance, and temporary homes to our wonderful children and youth

Forestdale is looking for special people to provide temporary homes, guidance, and love to young people who cannot safely remain with their parents. Your role is to provide children and teens with the emotional support they need to heal and thrive. At the same time, you work with Forestdale to help birth parents make progress towards rebuilding their families. In most cases, foster children reunite with their birth parents; when it is not safe to do so, Forestdale will facilitate the adoption process.

As a foster parent, you will provide what all loving parents do: food, shelter, clothing, stability, discipline and a caring home environment. Foster parents serve as champions for the children in their care, helping them gain self-esteem, achieve in school, and acquire the life skills they need to lead fulfilling lives. If you love and understand children, you’ve already met many of our qualifications.

RESPITE CARE:

Forestdale, Inc. is seeking to certify Foster Parents to provide Respite Care.  As a respite foster parent you will take short-term, temporary placements of children. The children can remain with you on a short-term basis. A respite parent will be available to assist the child’s foster parent with time away from their duties, vacation placement or for the foster parents to take care of personal business.   The certification process is the same.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a foster parent at Forestdale, please email fosterparentrecruitment@forestdaleinc.org, or contact the Foster Parent Support and Recruitment Department at 718-263-0740 x602.

Virtual Foster Parent Recruitment

August 13th 10AM-12PM

August 18th 10AM-12PM & 4-6PM

August 26th 4:30-6PM

You can respond via text (347) 469-1002 or e-mail: tutley@forestdaleinc.org if interested in receiving the zoom link.

 

Online foster parent training is available here.

 

Foster Parent Trainings

August

Tuesday

8/18/20

5:30-7:30

Helping Children Heal

ID 893 220 7123 Passcode 869633

Wednesday

8/19/20

10-12 pm

Helping Children Heal

ID 893 220 7123 Passcode 071264

Tuesday

8/25/20

5:30 -7:30

Dealing with Children with Depression

ID 959 004 5692 Passcode 844188

Monday

8/24/20

10:30 – 12:30

Dealing with Children with Depression

ID 959 004 5692 Passcode 759236

September

Tuesday

9/8/20

5:30-7:30 pm

School Reopening: What do I need to know?

Wednesday

9/9/20

10-12 pm

School Reopening: What do I need to know?

Wednesday

9/16/20

10-12 pm

Learning Disability (Special)

Thursday

9/17/20

5:30-7:30 pm

The ABC of Behavior

Tuesday

9/29/20

10:30-12:30

Learning Disability (Special)

http://www.hslcnys.org/fosterparenttraining/

   

 

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