Could You Be A Foster Parent?
Recent studies show that the number of children placed in foster care increased for the fourth consecutive year last year, with many of these children being placed in temporary group homes because there are not enough foster families available.
You can change that.
At Necco, we believe that every kid is just one caring adult away from living a more productive life. Join us!
Let us guide you. Rely on our expertise to help you find the truth of being a foster parent. We can clarify the misconceptions surrounding the responsibilities you'll be taking on and the expectations of both the foster parent and foster child.
Shake the stigmas with us. Misinformation and generalization can hurt! Kids in foster care are not bad kids, they have just been dealt a bad hand. You can help eliminate stigmas, one positive story at a time.
Change the face of child welfare. We challenge you to look within. In giving of yourself to help a child in need, the life you change just may be your own!
You don’t need to be a superhero.
You just need to be able to pack lunches, drive to soccer practice, and give small, consistent acts of kindness. Kids thrive on love and structure. Founder Beau Necco says: Kids are like industrialized rubber; they will bounce back with small, incremental changes.
You do need to be flexibile
A flexible spirit is critical because some children who enter foster care are reunited with their birth parents. Foster parents need to accept that they may have to facilitate visitations and court appearances. On the flip side, however, by building a positive relationship and bond with their foster child, they also can potentially “jump the line” and adopt them.
You will have a ton of support!
Can parenting be tough? Sure. However, unlike biological parents, foster parents receive support from the Necco team throughout the time they have children in their care. We are a family building families. From nutrition support to social, behavioral and mental health support to education support, there will be numerous resources available to you.
How Foster Care Works
Becoming a foster parent is a rewarding journey and Necco will be with you every step of the way. With Necco you have the opportunity to hear stories from other foster families, experience different viewpoints, discover things about your own family dynamic, and most importantly, gain an understanding of the past experiences of the child you’re about to welcome into your home. What you learn during your certification process prepares you for when your foster child needs you.
Necco will support your family through:
- Continuous and convenient foster-parent training
- Family-focused outings
- Family interviews
- Home visits
- And a myriad of other services provided before, during, and after you begin fostering!
Necco also provides:
- Licensed therapists on staff
- 24/7 availability
- A network of 23 offices across 4 states
SPEAK WITH NECCO ABOUT BECOMING A FOSTER OR ADOPTIVE PARENT
The opioid epidemic has placed additional pressure on an already strained child welfare system. The need for loving foster parents is now greater than it has ever been. Speak with someone today to learn how you can become a foster parent and change the course of a child’s life!