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Hear What Foster (Resource) Parents Have To Say
From Our Community
We can make a difference, one child at a time. We can bring light and hope just by showing up!Suzy Roth Hands of Hope
We’re trying to create foster friendly communities across Indiana. Everyone can do something. There is not a higher calling then providing kids a family where they are safe and loved.Larry May Indiana Kids Belong
I’m inspired by seeing the success stories of foster families and birth families working together to overcome challenges. It is such a beautiful thing.Brooke Clawson Firefly Children and Family Alliance
What can Foster Care look like?
We know that stepping into foster care is a significant decision, and one no one makes lightly. There can be a lot of questions you may have, and you might not know where to begin, but you’re not alone! The mission of Every Child Indiana is to be a guide, a resource, and a support system for potential foster parents.
The need in Indiana
In the Hoosier state there are over 8,600 children in foster care (as of November 1st, 2023). Every Child Indiana is dedicated to increasing the number of available homes to fit the different needs of the children who are in care and keeping kids in their schools and communities, whenever possible. Across Indiana, there is a need for homes for teens, siblings, and children with specialized needs.
If you are interested in learning more or ready now, please fill out our form.
WHO CAN BE A FOSTER PARENT?
There is no such thing as a perfect parent, which means there is no such things as a perfect foster parent! Together, we believe there is a strategic family for every child entering foster care in Indiana. We are looking for a diverse group of people who can care for the unique needs of each child in foster care, such as:
Who Are the children?
Hoosier children in foster care are as diverse as Indiana. Children who love basketball and superheroes, who love animals and want a dog of their own. They love art and singing Taylor Swift at the top of their lungs. They yearn to connect with their family while holding complicated emotions about their experiences.
And they ALL deserve — and need — healthy attachment and connection.
The children entering foster care in Indiana are often siblings, often older kids (12+), and have often experienced complex trauma. As a result of what they’ve walked through, they have individualized needs and often need extra support. And they need a robust village who will fight for them!
It’s important to think about your home, your family, and your capacity when considering foster care. Foster care is not for everyone, but for those who feel called to be there for children in need, it can be a rewarding and life-changing experience.