What do I have to do to become a foster parent?

To become a foster parent you must be at least 21 years of age, a legal resident of the United States, willing to participate in a home study, willing to complete foster parent training, and be knowledgeable, stable, mature, and nurturing. In addition, you demonstrate financial stability and space in your home, pass a criminal background check, and provide us with character references. Most importantly, however, you must have a big heart and a desire to make a difference.

What services does VQ provide to foster parents?

VQ provides prospective foster parents with comprehensive training and assists them in receiving their foster parent license. After a foster child has been established in their foster home, VQ continues to offer support to foster parents with in-service training on topics like adolescent behavioral management, the rights of foster children, and understanding children with special needs.

What is the background for foster children in these programs?

VQ works with local state agencies to provide children in the foster care system with ideal homes in which they can feel cared for and respected. These children come from a wide variety of backgrounds ranging from abusive households to orphanages, but each of them is in need of a place to call home.