Foster a Teen, Foster a Dream!
Becoming a foster parent is a journey filled with compassion, growth, and the opportunity to positively transform a foster teen’s life and change their story for the better. At Foundations Health & Wholeness, a Wisconsin-based nonprofit, we are committed to providing loving and supportive homes for foster youth and teens in need across Wisconsin. In this blog post, we’ll explore the rewarding experience of becoming a foster parent for teens and how Foundations Health & Wholeness can guide you through this life-changing endeavor of welcoming a foster teen into your heart and home!
Why Fostering Teens Matters
Did you know that more than 2/3 of our foster care referrals are for teens? The need for foster parents willing to provide safe, loving homes for foster teens is more urgent than ever. We need your help to support these vulnerable foster teens in need of a safe, loving home!
Teens in foster care often face unique challenges as they navigate the transition to adulthood, and they require trauma-informed care, compassion, and lots of patience as they move through these formative years. Foster teens often face unique hurdles, from identity exploration to wondering about professional/academic aspirations to preparing for independence in the next phase of life, making it important to provide them with a safe and nurturing environment for their growth and development.
By becoming a foster parent for teens with Foster Care by Foundations, you have the opportunity to shape their lives positively, empowering them with life skills, emotional guidance, and a sense of belonging and safety. Fostering teens not only offers them a chance for a brighter future but also contributes to building a stronger, more compassionate community that values the potential, well-being, and hopeful futures of youth and teens.
Joining the Foster Care by Foundations Family
Supporting our foster families is our top priority! Here are some of the amazing benefits and supportive resources we provide to our foster families:
- Parent-Focused, Comprehensive Support: We pride ourselves on offering high-quality wraparound support for our foster parents. Our team of experienced foster care professionals provides comprehensive training and ongoing support to foster parents – 24/7/365! From navigating the complexities of the foster care system to addressing the emotional needs of teens, we’re here for you and your family every step of the way.
- Community of Support: As a foster parent at Foundations Health & Wholeness, you’ll become part of a family-like supportive community who shares your passion for making an impactful difference in the lives of foster youth and teens. You will have access to support groups, trainings, and special opportunities that allow you to connect with others on the same foster care journey.
- Educational Resources: We offer resources to help families support their teen’s growth, development, and goals, including help with trauma-informed parenting skills. By helping our families provide a nurturing and empowering environment for foster teens, we can help you play a pivotal role in making their futures bright!
From initial questions to placement of a foster teen in your home, we’ve got your back! Your success is our success, and we want to help you feel empowered every step of the way.
Be The Difference!
It takes just one compassionate person to make a life-changing difference for a foster teen.
Could this person be you?
Becoming a foster parent for teens at Foundations Health & Wholeness is an opportunity to create a lasting impact on the lives of pre-teens and teens who deserve love, support, and a safe haven in which they can thrive. By joining the Foster Care by Foundations family, you’ll be equipped with the wraparound support, resources, training, and guidance needed to make a positive difference in a foster teen’s life, offering them a the opportunity for a brighter future!