Become a Therapeutic Foster Parent

First Home Care is dedicated to providing therapeutic foster care services and adoption services to children and teenagers who need placement out of their homes into stable, supportive and nurturing environments.

Our staff are committed to providing an innovative approach with at-risk children and their families, drawing from more than 25 years of experience.

First Home Care strives to create public and private community partnerships that:

  • Build on child and family strengths
  • Teach life skills to children, teenagers and their families
  • Help children, teenagers and families develop alternative coping strategies
  • Support cultural diversity
  • Build each community’s capacity to support children, teenagers and their families

Fill out the form below to receive more details.

We’ll provide you with an information packet and answer any questions you might have. Help us reach the thousands of children in the Virginia foster care system today by opening your heart and your home to a child in need of a loving family.

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Who can become a Therapeutic Foster Parent?

To be considered eligible to become a therapeutic foster parent a person must be:

– An adult, age 21 years or older
– A resident of Virginia
– Financially stable
– Able to provide adequate living space for a child
– Complete Child Protective Services and State Federal background checks
– Provide documents related to completing Homestudy
– Available to attend all required training, including complete 30 hours of pre-service PST (Parent Skills Training)/PRIDE
– Willing to learn to work with children who have emotional and behavioral challenges
– Willing to work toward reunification with the youth’s birth family

Foster Parent Recruitment Brochure