“Every kid is ONE CARING ADULT away from being a success story.”
– Josh Shipp
Foster parents are special people who provide a safe, temporary, supportive, and nurturing haven for foster children.
Foster for a Difference is a program, initiated by NOAS, existing to meet the urgent need for temporary foster parents in this region. Our goal is to recruit, train, and support foster parents in NE Ohio to address the shortage of loving and safe temporary parents for Ohio’s foster children.
You may be surprised at how easily you may qualify to become a foster parent!
At Foster for a Difference we welcome foster moms and dads from all walks of life! There are some common misconceptions about who can be a foster parent, but we are here to dismantle those: You DON’T have to be wealthy, married, heterosexual, a specific religion or race, or be experienced to be a foster parent! You can work outside the home. You can be retired. You can have pets … and the list goes on!
As a foster parent, you will receive 24/7 support from our experienced team of professionals, ongoing education, resource groups and the reward of making a difference in a child’s life. Plus, the bonds of family you will create can last a lifetime.