Are you ready to make a difference in the life of a child in your home community?
In Douglas County foster parents are needed to love, coach, mentor, wipe tears, celebrate, support and encourage children and youth who must live out of their home due to abuse and neglect. Could you, your family or friends make a difference in the life of a child? Maybe you could even deal with some teenage drama! Are you ready to learn more about becoming a foster family? Georgia’s foster/adoptive parent recruitment phone line: 1-877-210-KIDS, provides information and can answer your questions – take a minute to call, because you don’t know what you’re missing!
Each County DFCS hosts information sessions for prospective families on a regular basis. After calling the inquiry line, prospective foster and adopt parents will be invited to an information session close to their county of residence.
If you are interested in becoming a Douglas County Foster Parent through the Department of Family and Children Services, please contact Sandra Hightower at 678-575-8420.
Douglas County currently has 150+ children in foster care, but there are only 21 available foster homes. Without local foster homes, our children are placed outside of the county and their community, which has an impact on their emotional and educational needs. DFCS is looking to increase our foster home total to 100 homes to keep our children within their own community.
You know you can do it . . . take the first step in becoming a foster parent!