THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT
There are many stigmas associated with the foster system – it is a lot of work, there isn’t enough financial aid, the kids are trouble, it is dangerous and scary – but you can overcome every one of these fears with the right skills to support your family.
That is where our training comes in – we offer training for your entire family, to help you understand the situations the foster children are coming from and successfully integrate with your family. Our goal is the long term success for you, the child, and your entire family.
You are Not Alone. As a foster family with A Brighter Day, you are connected to our system of professionals and all the foster families we work with. You’ll have support and guidance all along the way.
The Kids Need You. Foster children aren’t difficult, trouble, or dangerous for your family. They just need the support and guidance from a caring parent who understands and truly cares about them.
Fostering is the Better Alternative. Children who enter the foster care system come from far worse situations, like negative home atmospheres, dangerous violence or drug abuse in the home, or homeless shelters for children.
It’s a Family Decision. Fostering a child affects everyone living in the home, including other adults and biological children. We will work for success for your entire family – not just the foster child.
You Will Have Help. Foster families receive financial reimbursement for their commitment and dedication to the children they help serve. This stipend is tax free, and will help support you, the child, and your family.
It Takes More Than Love. Love and passion are needed, but they are not enough. A Brighter Day works with you to develop the skill set to work with trauma and educate for success in our training program.
You Need to Apply The application process for becoming a licensed foster provider takes 30-60 days and costs about $200 for background checks with the county. A brighter day charges no fee to facilitate your licensure.
The Work Starts Before the Child Arrives. Training starts from the very beginning. You must complete 27 hours of training before you are eligible for placement of a child.
It’s a Learning and Growing Process. You can’t expect to have all the answers at the beginning. As a foster parent, you must complete 20 additional hours of training every year. A Brighter Day will work with you to provide the support and training you need for your unique family.
We Give you the Tools for Success. Through the training available at A Brighter Day is designed to give you the skill set to work with trauma, understand what it means, and create an environment for success in your family.
Successful foster families give children in need the tools to succeed in life. When you choose to open your heart and your home to one of these children, you will have support and guidance along the way. Success is an option, and we will help you achieve it.