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The Challenge-The Children

THE CHILDREN

 There is a continuous need for qualified foster parents in San Bernardino County.  In 2013 there were approximately 4,500 children in "out-of-home placement".  Most are placed with relatives (35%) or Foster Family Agencies (31%) and about 5% or 225 children each year are placed in private Foster Homes. Foster parents open their homes and hearts to the children in their care.  

 

 

THE HOPE...

 
Foster parenting restores hope, renews self-confidence, and gives a child a chance for the future.
 
It takes time, and it takes effort to be a foster parent. By providing for these children a loving and accepting family, you offer them a chance for the future.
 

 

THE REWARDS...

 

Your greatest reward as a foster parent may well be the CHALLENGE of caring for a child who may never have experienced living in a safe and loving home. 
 
 

THE PROCESS...

 
Foster parenting involves people who understand the needs of the children and who care. There is no perfect age or background to be a foster parent (you must be an adult). All kinds of people for all kinds of children.
 
Foster Home Services will train and assist you to become a successful foster parent.
 
To learn more on how to become a foster parent in San Bernardino County, please e-mail Linda.Revoner@hss.sbcounty.gov or call us at 1-800-722-4477.