INTERESTED IN BECOMING A
FOSTER PARENT IN VIRGINIA?
Do you qualify? Find out below or give us a call:
Intercept Health TFC is licensed to provide treatment foster care services in the state of Virginia. All Intercept foster care parents must reside in the state of Virginia.
WHY FOSTER FAMILIES
Being a foster family allows us to explore the unknown together. It has improved our marriage and our family. We are able to give so much love and hope to children who need it. I am so grateful we opened up our home.
Family dinners are more complete since we opened our home to foster children. Our family has grown closer and stronger.
My foster parents make me laugh when I am scared. Then I forget why I was even scared.
My foster sister has become so much more to me than a sister - she is my best friend. It's amazing to have someone in the next room that really gets me.
DID YOU KNOW?
Number of children currently in foster care in Virginia
Of Virginia Children will spend 3-4 years in foster care
Number of months on average children in Virginia spend in foster care.
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 Intent to Foster Assessment 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.