Foster Homes Needed in Franklin & Grand Isle Counties

22 August 2018

There are currently over 1,300 children in DCF custody in communities across Vermont; over 200 of them are in Franklin and Grand Isle counties.

DCF Family Services in St. Albans is actively seeking new foster families so we can make sure that every child in our care:

• Lives in a safe and healthy home
• Stays in their own community and school

When children have to change schools because local foster homes can’t be found, they can lose up to six months of academic progress.  To help us keep local kids local, we need homes for children of all ages and needs. This includes:

• Infants & toddlers, school-age children and teens
• Children with complex medical needs  
• LGBTQ youth
• Siblings

We look for folks who are flexible, patient, accepting and kind. People who will open their hearts and homes to children in need and make sure they are safe and well cared for. We may need you to care for a child for only a short time. Other times, it will be for longer periods.

When you become foster parents, we’ll provide you with support such as training, peer mentoring, respite care and financial support. Depending on a child's needs, you may also be able to access professional support, wraparound services and specialized training.

According to one foster parent in Franklin County, “Being a foster parent is so much more than people realize. You take in these little (and not so little) people and help them learn and grow, and you also meet a community of people with the same big hearts as you. I have built so many beautiful connections throughout my three years as a foster parent.”

To learn more, go to http://fostercare.vt.gov.  You can also call our office at (802) 527-7741 and ask to speak to the Resource Coordinator.

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