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FAMILY FOSTER CARE

Foster HOPE in a child.
You complete the picture by becoming a foster care family for a child.
WHY FOSTER?

No matter their circumstances, all children are the same: they desire a home, they deserve a family, and they need to feel valued and loved. You have the opportunity to be that family for a North Carolina boy or girl that has no permanent home. You can give a child the love he or she has never experienced. You can be a difference maker that not only impacts his or her life today but gives that child bright hope for the future.

WHAT IS FOSTER CARE?

Foster Care is about family. It’s about making a difference in a child’s life. By becoming a foster care family through Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina, you provide family living care for a child over a planned period when his/her family or legal custodian cannot provide care.

WHO ARE FOSTER CHILDREN?

Foster children can be any child in North Carolina, ranging in age from infancy to 18 years old, who enters the foster care system. Each child has their own unique background, experiences, and specific needs. Many come from situations of abuse and neglect and do not possess a healthy self-esteem. Foster children need a family atmosphere, a place where they can belong. Most of all, they need to be loved and nurtured.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO BE A LICENSED FOSTER FAMILY?
  • Applicants must be at-least 21 years old

  • Have stable income and a home in a wholesome community within 100 miles of one of the following North Carolina campuses of Baptist Children's Homes (BCH): Kennedy Home in Kinston, Mills Home in Thomasville, and Broyhill Home in Clyde.

  • Complete 30 hours of pre-service training through BCH

  • Applicants and family members must meet minimum physical and mental health requirements

  • Applicants must complete an application and mutual home assessment

  • Complete a criminal background check

I'M INTERESTED, BUT NEED TO KNOW MORE.

As part of Baptist Children's Homes statewide ministry, a staff member from Kennedy Home is happy to answer questions and help provide you all the information you need about becoming a foster family.

 

To speak with a Kennedy Home foster care representative, please call Rose Bryant at 252-522-0811 or fill out the email form below and a staff member will be in touch shortly.