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 by clicking the Contact Us button on the right and a Licensing Specialist will contact you.

Ready to apply? Begin your foster parent application by clicking the Start Your Foster Parenting Journey Here button to the right.

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.

Racism is Trauma

Crossnore School & Children’s Home exists to be a sanctuary for children and their families and racism destroys sanctuary. Racism is trauma and is part of systemic community trauma that has long term negative impacts on people and communities of color. Crossnore believes that black lives matter, and we are committed to building an anti-racist organization and supporting the development of racial equity in our communities. 

To read more about Crossnore's stance on racial equity, the Board of Trustee's Anti-Racist Statement, and to find other resources, please click HERE

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