Foster Care & Adoptions

“What I really would like is spending quality time with my mom and dad and going places together…I really want just a regular family who goes to church and will help me with my homework…I want a family to love me for me.” -Megan, age 11

The mission of Crossnore School & Children’s Home Foster Care and Adoptions is to license and supervise single-family foster homes and therapeutic foster homes. We also partner with the counties we serve to effectively and efficiently recruit for and match children who desire to be adopted with qualified loving families.

Families interested in providing a foster home or a forever home for children in need will receive training, a home study, and ongoing monthly support throughout the licensing process and beyond.

Click HERE to download our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).



For more information about becoming a foster or adoptive family, please complete the form below:

Foster & Adoptions Inquiry

  • Foster & Adoptions Inquiry

  • County of Residence

  • How did you hear about us?

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You may also call one of our Licensing Specialists listed below:

In the Crossnore, NC area:
Gretchen Goers
Foster Care Supervisor and Licensing Specialist
(828) 733-4305

Counties served: Alexander, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey.

In the Winston-Salem, NC area:
Kelly Riley
Licensing Specialist and Foster Care Trainer
(336) 721-7600

Counties served: Alamance, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin.



To download a foster and adoptive parent application, please click the link below:

Foster & Adoptive Parent Application

To see our current needs list, please click the link below:

Back-to-School Needs 2017