Foster Parent Recruitment

Family Service Specialists recruit, train and certify resource homes for temporary placement of children placed in the custody of Social Services. Our Foster Care Permanency Team provides safe, alternate family care to children temporarily placed outside their home as a result of abuse, neglect or serious family problems.

Believing in the power of family and community... become a Resource Foster Parent

Our need for Resource Homes is ongoing. Especially needed are foster resource parents for...

  • Infants and toddlers
  • Siblings - pairs and groups
  • Children with development and educational delays

Resource Parents...

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • May be married or single, but NOT in a current live-in relationship
  • May work outside the home
  • Must be able to provide a safe, secure, structured, happy home.

Supports to Resource Parents...

To help support resource parents caring for a child in foster care, our resource parents receive:

  • A stipend for room, board, clothing and related expenses
  • Ongoing training and support
  • Occasional respite care for the foster child
  • Day care services for working resource parents
  • State Medicaid for medical expenses for all foster children
  • WIC for infants and toddlers

Wythe County Department of Social Services' Foster Care Program: Making a lasting impression takes...

Accepting children unconditionally

Working in partnership with the agency, schools, courts and birth famlies to best meet the child's needs