I Want to Become a Foster Parent

I want to become a Foster Parent

On average, Crossnore School & Children's Home turns away 60 children each month due to the lack of licensed foster homes. You can be part of the solution in North Carolina by becoming a foster parent.

Below is a brief overview of foster parenting at Crossnore. To the right is a short video about our program and other links that take you to a Program Overview, FAQ, Licensing Specialists, and Upcoming Classes.

We invite you to complete the inquiry form at the bottom of the page and a Licensing Specialist will contact you.

You can be a foster parent if you are:

  • Committed and able to help kids who have experienced trauma.
  • At least 21 years of age and a legal resident of the United States.
  • Single, married, or coupled, and financially stable.
  • Willing to attend FREE pre-service training meetings

Types of Foster Parenting:

  • Family Foster Parent
    • Fostering children who have had adverse childhood experiences for as long as they need to be in care.
  • Respite Foster Parent
    • Providing relief care for a child in foster care. Respite care may last one night, over a weekend, or for as long as 30 days.
  • Therapeutic Foster Parent
    • Fostering children who have had adverse childhood experiences and who have a higher need of care that requires additional training.

Crossnore School & Children’s Home will provide:

  • Training and support from a dedicated staff person.
  • A room and board stipend to assist with the child’s needs.
  • On-call support, 24/7.
  • Support groups and other ways to connect to a fostering community network.
  • Continuing educational opportunities.