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Become a Foster Parent
Give the gift of hope and home.
At LIRS, we believe every child—regardless of race, religion, or country of origin—deserves a safe and loving home.
We invite you to partner with us in providing a safe home where children can rise above the obstacles they faced in their home country, or on their journey to the U.S., and grow into healthy adults. Each refugee or immigrant child has a different story. The love and support you can provide them will change both of your lives forever.
We have a network of dedicated service partners across the country with specialized foster care programs, but foster families are urgently needed and always in demand.
- Learn about becoming a foster parent for immigrant and refugee children. Connect with an LIRS partner site for more information.
- Become a licensed foster parent. The application process typically includes background checks, interviews with family, and a home study assessment.
- Get trained. Foster parent training typically consists of 6-8 sessions plus specialized sessions on fostering immigrant and refugee youth.
What does it take to become a foster parent?
Protect and invest in a child’s future and create a new family together.
Spend with the child daily, take the child to medical, counseling and other appointments, and meet with and learn from foster program staff.
Learn about your child’s experiences and cultural background and a be willing to open your heart and home.