A Child's Life

Thousands of kids count on the love, security and stability foster families provide. Are you ready to start the journey? Learn more about becoming a foster parent!
                   Fostering FAQs


Open your heart, open your home

Experience the rewards of fostering

Attend a free orientation session to learn about the process, requirements, joys and challenges of becoming a foster parent. Then, begin the journey of a lifetime!

All families interested in opening their hearts and homes by fostering must complete orientation and 21 hour PIP, a training course which will help prepare you for caring for children who've suffered abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. You may also find it helpful to visit our FAQ page to gain a better understanding of what it means to be a foster family.

We hope to see you at an upcoming orientation!

(attendance in one orientation class is required prior to attending pre-service training)

Our upcoming orientation schedule:

Tuesday February 21 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday February 21 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Thursday March 2 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday March 18 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Orientation classes are held at Children's Home Society of Florida, 401 NE 4th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Please RSVP to Sarah McKenna at Sarah.McKenna@chsfl.org or (954) 453-6408

Foster parent training class:
(attendance for all 21 hours is required to complete the class)\

Our upcoming class schedule:

7 consecutive Tuesdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m.--March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 11, 18
3 consecutive Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.--April 15, 22, 29

Additional trainings and orientations will be scheduled at a later date.

Please contact Sarah McKenna at Sarah.McKenna@chsfl.org for upcoming dates and additional information.

Questions? Ready to get started? Contact us!

Sarah McKenna, Dependency Case Management Supervisor, (954) 453-6408

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