“Love on your kids while you have them. Be patient. The process takes time. You only have a small amount of time with them. Love on them every minute of that time."
~ Successful foster parent
Judson Center foster parents open their homes to children in need of a safe and loving home until they can be returned to their biological family or placed with a permanent family. The foster parent’s primary role is to support the agency’s efforts in reuniting a child with his/her birth family. Foster parents provide support by meeting children’s medical, dental, educational, social, and emotional needs. This may include transporting a child to visits between them and their birth parents (when appropriate), taking a child to counseling (as needed), and working closely with the foster care case manager.
Children may stay in the foster home for several days, weeks or months – perhaps even a year or longer – while the birth parents are working to resolve the issues that brought the children into foster care in the first place.
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Due to the nature of the work we do, Judson Center upholds the privacy of the children, adults and families we serve. Therefore, photos and names may be changed to protect identity.