DID YOU KNOW?
Number of children currently in foster care nationwide
Number of foster homes available for children
Number of children currently without homes
STEPS TO BECOMe
A FOSTER PAREnt
TO BECOME A FOSTER PARENT YOU
Can be married, single, widowed or divorced
Must be over 21 years old
Have a monthly income that is enough to pay monthly expenses
Pass background checks: criminal history, child protective services, and driving record
Need to have a physical exam and TB test or screening that shows that each household member is healthy and free of communicable diseases
THE APPROVAL PROCESS INVOLVES
An orientation session that is scheduled at your convenience
Pressley Ridge Training that gives you the knowledge and skills to parent foster children
Home visits to make sure the home meets licensure standards
A meeting at an Intercept office to introduce foster parents to Treatment Foster Care staff and review paperwork requirements.
Completing the Willingness to Foster Scale to tell us about your preferences about age, gender, race/ethnicity as well as what needs or behaviors you could work with
AFTER APPROVAL, WE SUPPORT YOU BY
Matching placements with your preferences and abilities
Maintaining low caseloads so our workers can make frequent contact with foster parents and provide assistance as needed
Offering 24/7 on call support
Arranging respite on an emergency or planned basis
Paying foster parents a monthly reimbursement that is based on the child’s age as well as the child’s needs and behaviors. This is not income and is not reported on your taxes.
Providing monthly foster parent training. This is a great opportunity to meet other foster parents and gain additional information about foster parenting.
Intercept Health's LifeBridge Continuum of Care connects parents to additional support services
Access to local foster parent support groups
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A FOSTER PARENT?
Please complete the form or give us a call:
Intercept Health is licensed to provide therapeutic foster care services in the state of Virginia. All Intercept foster care parents must reside in the state of Virginia.
INTERCEPT HEALTH OFFICE LOCATIONS
325 B Volvo Parkway
Chesapeake, VA 23320
11961 Ironbridge Road
Chester, VA 23831
625 Piney Forest Rd.
Danville, VA 24540
2900 Old Forest Rd. Suite A
Lynchburg, VA 24501
730 E Church St. Suite 23/24
Martinsville, VA 24112
5673 Airport Road
Roanoke, VA 24012
Rocky Mount office
230 S. Main Street
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
245 Garrisonville Rd.
Stafford, VA 22554
605 Calvert St.
Staunton, VA 24401
285 S. 6th Street
Wytheville, VA 24382