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Thinking about Fostering?

Fostering a child is one of the most important and meaningful ways of providing a home for children who need temporary care. Fostering is also a wonderful way of giving back to your fellow community members who may need a helping hand.

All children deserve safe, healthy families and have a right to their family. However, when parents are struggling, children may need to be removed and placed in a nurturing family foster home temporarily while parents work to resolve issues that led to their child’s removal. You can help fill that need.

The Polk County Health and Human Services Agency Division of Social Services offers classes that will lead you to becoming a fully licensed foster parent in North Carolina.

We support our foster parents after a child is placed with them through social worker visits, assistance with transportation, monthly board payments, medical/dental assistance and foster parent training/meetings. Please inquire about joining our foster parent team. Contact Polk County Division of Social Services for more information at 828-894-2100.  

The agency would like to thank our foster parent teams and recognize how much value they add to the life of a child.  

Submitted by Ruth Richardson