Embrace TFC works with you every step of the way. 

Becoming a Foster Parent

You have the ability to forever shape a child’s life and to provide them with a future filled with opportunity. Embrace TFC has worked with countless individuals and families to provide them with the best tools and expertise to support our communities most vulnerable children. Join our family today! 

 
 

As an Embrace Foster Parent, you will be a vital part of our statewide effort to protect and care for children in need.  
 

Information Session

  • Your first step in the fostering process.

  • A place to ask questions and get answers.
     

  • This is where you will learn the basics of foster family requirements, and the detailed steps to move forward towards your first placement!

 
 

Pre-Screen Form and Application

  • After you connect with us, we will promptly send you a welcome packet and application.
     

  • Complete the pre-screen form and application.

Training 

 

PRIDE® 

All future families of Embrace are required to complete 24 hours of Pre-Service Training, also called PRIDE. This training is based on the philosophy that the value of family life for children; however family is defined, is compelling. Because of this, knowledgeable and skilled foster and adoptive parents are integral to providing quality services. 

CPR/First Aid

In partnership with the American Red Cross, all our foster parents receive CPR/First aid training and certification, allowing them to respond to cardiac, breathing, and common first aid emergencies.

 

CPI

All foster parents will go through Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training designed by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI). The standard for crisis prevention and intervention training for over 35 years, the CPI equips our parents with proven strategies for safely defusing any anxious or hostile behavior in their foster children at the earliest possible stage.

 

LOVE AND LOGIC® 

Love and Logic provides simple and practical techniques to help parents with kids of all ages:
 

  • Raise responsible kids.
     

  • Have more fun in their role.
     

  • Easily and immediately (first use) change their children's behavior.

Home Study

  • An Embrace team member meets with you and your family in your home

  • The purpose of the home study is to learn more about you and establish transparency, trust, and understanding between foster parents and the Embrace TFC agency.

  • The goal of the home study is to ensure joining the Embrace TFC team is right for you!

 

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