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Trainings - PRIDE®
PRIDE® is a curriculum developed and approved by the Child Welfare League of America.
Taught to all prospective families.
24 hours of training, taught over a combination of weeknights and weekends over about a two-week period.
Contact us to see when PRIDE classes are being taught in an office near you.
Details about training can be found below.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements to become a foster family?
There are basic requirements to be eligible to become a foster family. All applicants must:
Be at least 21 years of age
Have sufficient space for a child
Successfully complete a criminal background check
Demonstrate financial stability (i.e., ability to cover personal monthly expenses)
What is the cost to become certified?
Certification is FREE!
How long will a child be in my home?
Most commonly, a child will be placed for between 6 to 12 months. Placements will be categorized as short term or long term.
Do I have to be married to be a foster parent?
Embrace welcomes all types of families including; single parent and two parent homes of all races, religions, cultures, sexual orientations, gender, etc.
Is there an age requirement to foster?
Foster parents must be a minimim age of 21.
Do I have to own my own home to be a foster parent?
Foster parents can reside in homes they own or rent, including apartments, condos, or duplexes.
Can I have a job and still foster a child?
Yes! Many foster parents have a full or part-time job. We can even help you find child care if needed.
Do I get paid for having a foster child in my home?
Yes, however foster care reimbursement may not cover all cost of caring for a child. There are many financial supports for foster children, including a clothing allowance, recreational funds, and free lunch at school.
Do I have to provide health insurance for the child in my care?
No! Children in care are eligible for Medicaid and the Embrace team works with providers accepting Medicaid insurance.
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