What type of foster parents are you looking for?

We work to actively recruit individuals that show characteristics paramount to the child’s success in placement. Parents are able to demonstrate skills in:


Effective communication

Shared Parenting

Managing loss

Building self esteem

Culturally respective

Awareness of health and safety issues

Providing a safe environment

Positive coping skills






How do I become a foster parent?

Agency Requirements

  • You must be a legal US citizen.

  • You must be at least 21 years of age and in good health.

  • You can be single or married.

  • You must have a stable home and be able to show you are financially stable.

  • You must have adequate sleeping space for a child.

  • You must be able to read and write.

  • You must have a telephone.

  • You must be willing to submit to criminal checks, fingerprints and provide references.

  • You must attend 30 hours or more of preparation group training sessions.

  • You must provide health and criminal background records for everyone in your home over the age 18.

Required Initial Training

  • 30 hours of basic pre-service training required for all foster parents.

  • 10 hours of training specifically related to therapeutic foster care.

  • Substance Abuse and its Effects on Families and Adolescents

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Working with Emotionally Disturbed Children

  • 14 hours Together Facing the Challenge

  • CPR/First Aid

  • Medication Administration

  • Licensing requirements include a fire inspection, environmental inspection, physical exams, and criminal record checks.

What type of housing arrangements do I need?

1.  You may rent or own your home, apartment, mobile home.
2.  Must have a separate bedroom for foster child.
3.  Home must be safe and present no health concerns.
4.  All pets must be vaccinated.

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As a community based leader in foster care we embrace the quality care our team provides to ensure families are able to heal.  It is an ongoing agency initiative to ensure we obtain top professionals to work within our organization.  We offer competitive salaries and an employee benefits package.

Employee Benefit Package

Paid Sick and Vacation Leave

AFLAC Supplemental Health Insurance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Program

special achievements or hobbies, and community involvement.

Case Manager

Open Until Filled

Mental Health Therapist

Open until filled

Medical Records Assistant

Open Until Filled



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Fayetteville, NC 28304

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