Frequently Asked Questions
Is there compensation for foster parenting?
Yes. Taking a child into your home naturally will increase your living expenses. Therefore foster parents receive monthly compensation to help offset these costs.
Who will pay for medical costs?
All of the children and youth in our program have a medicaid card that will cover their medical expenses as needed.
What training will I receive?
You will receive at least 36 hours of pre-service training as well as continuing monthly training to give you the tools you need to meet the needs of the foster child.
What support services are offered?
As a foster parent you will be supported through in home case management, respite care, assistance with transportation and 24/7 crisis intervention.
What type of children does Hope Hill Foster Care serve?
We serve male and female youth, ages birth to 21 years of age. Many of the children placed in our program are in their teens. However, we often place groups of siblings together in our homes. The ages of children in a sibling group can range from toddler to teenager.
How long do children usually stay in foster care?
The length of time that children remain in foster care varies depending on the specific circumstances of each case. Some children are able to return home after a period of time once their family home is deemed safe by DCBS, while others, whose parents or caregivers are not able to overcome their issues, eventually become available for adoption. Other youth are close enough to adulthood that their goal is to work toward achieving independent living.