Become a Foster Parent

You can make an eternal impact and we can help

What does fostering look like?

Is God calling you to be a foster parent?

FAQs about Foster Care

Why are children placed in foster care?

Children can be placed in foster care for a wide range of reasons. Most enter care due to experiencing neglect, according to the Indiana Department of Child Services. Many have experienced abuse. All have experienced the trauma of removal. They are placed in foster care while their parent(s)/guardian(s) are given the opportunity, resources, and time to be better prepared to provide safety upon their return.

What does it take to become a foster parent?

First and foremost, it takes a heart that is willing to meet a child where they are and invest in them for however long they are in your home. Beyond that, it requires training, licensure, and commitment. Our teams can walk you through the specific requirements and how they may apply to individual circumstances.

Will I interact with birth families?

Fostering, at its best, is a ministry to the child and their family. Many opportunities exist to demonstrate love and compassion to families. Every circumstance is unique and the amount of interaction can vary significantly. Whenever appropriate, we encourage foster families to interact with birth families an share updates about the care of their children.

What if I struggle with a child in my home?

Parenting is not easy. Foster parenting is also not easy. Through times of triumph and struggle, foster parents need quality, professional support. Through industry leading training and 24/7 access to support you will not walk this journey alone.

WHY JOSIAH WHITE’S?

• Faith Living Ministry
• Industry Leading Training
• Meaningful Support

The Three Step Process to Becoming a Foster Parent

Orientation

Attend an orientation hosted by one of our regional teams.

Training

Receive industry leading training on how to effectively foster.

Home Study

It is our honor to get to know your family, making sure you have everything you need to be successful in this ministry.

Request Information

Are you being called into the ministry of foster care? Are you interested in finding out more information? Simply complete the form and one of our foster care team members will be in touch with you.

Services

Foster Care

Address

39 South Park Blvd.
Greenwood, IN 46143

Services

Foster Care

Address

9850 Westpoint Dr. Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46256

Services

Main Administrative Office, Residential Campus, Foster Care, Jr./Sr. High School, Independent Living, Family Preservation Services, Advancement Office

Address

5233 S. 50 E.
Wabash, IN 46992

Services

Foster Care

Address

115 S. Court Street, Suite A
Crown Point, IN 46307

Services

Foster Care

Address

21571 Ireland Rd.
South Bend, IN 46614

Services

Foster Care

Address

11809 Lima Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Upcoming Events

May 21, 2022

I Walk With Fosters

10:00 am

October 8, 2022

14th Annual Spiritual Life Benefit Dinner

6:00pm-8:30pm

Resources & Training

The Re-Moved Series

Experience the journey of a child in foster care in this 3 part series

Training Resources

Access opportunities for learning here

Build a Community

Learn how to build a community of support

Devotions

Devotions for your marriage, parenting, and family to help you re-center on Christ.