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 a time away from their duties, vacation placement or for the foster parents to take care of personal business.   The certification process is the same.

ORIENTATION 

October:
October 3rd 2018        Open House  3pm to 7pm    Please note the orientation is approximately 1 hr.
October 12th                2pm
October 25th 2018     10 am

November:
November 5th 2018         3pm
November 13th ,  2018   10am
November 19th, 2018     6pm

December:
December 6th 2018       3pm
December 17th 2018     6pm
December 28th 2018    10am

30 Hour Pre-Certification MAPP Training

10 Consecutive Wednesdays 6pm-9pm

Meeting 1   10/10/18                        Meeting 6    11/14/18
Meeting 2    10/17/18                       Meeting 7    11/28/18*
Meeting 3     10/24/18                      Meeting 8    12/5/18
Meeting 4     10/31/18                      Meeting 9     12/12/18
Meeting 5      11/7/18                       Meeting 10   12/19/18

If you would like to complete some foster parent trainings online, use the following link.  http://www.bsc-cdhs.org/fosterparenttraining/

LOCATION

FORESTDALE CAMPUS

67-35 112th Street

Forest Hills, NY 11375

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

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