If you have a desire to help children, becoming a foster parent may be perfect for you! There is a huge need for foster parents in Utah!Providing a stable, structured home environment for a child in need can be a life changing experience for both you and the child. However, many prospective foster parents are uncertain about the process and what will be expected of them. Crossroads Youth & Adult Services will discuss what you can expect when becoming a foster parent.
Years ago children who were taken out of their homes due to abuse or neglect were placed in foster homes with the expectation of finding a long-term placement. However, things have changed, these days the focus is family reunification. This means that foster care is a temporary solution to provide a safe, structured, nurturing environment for the child while issues in the home are resolved. Some family issues take 6-9 months to resolve, while others will never be resolved and a child will stay in foster care until they are 21, every child’s case different.