If you would like to learn more about becoming a foster parent, you are in the right place. Together, we can help take more children out of the foster care system and into loving homes.

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3 Reasons Why Individuals Should Consider Becoming Foster Parents

family on bridgeEach year countless children end up in the foster care system because of being abused and neglected. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like that number is declining. As of 2011, there were over 300 children in the foster care system in Jackson County alone. From 2009 to 2011, that number has increased by 38%. While some children enter the system with emotional issues, others are struggling to overcome a drug addiction. Children come into the system addicted to not only alcohol, but also cocaine, meth, marijuana and heroin. In fact, there are even children who were forced to cook meth with their parents.

Becoming a foster parent in Jackson could be one of the best moves an individual can make. If you have never thought about becoming a foster parent, there is no time like the present to do so. Just check out the following reasons why you should consider becoming a foster parent today:

help someone in need

Because there are so many children in foster care, the county is always looking for families to take children into their home and give them a place where they can feel safe and secure. If you are in a position to do so, it could be your chance to change the life of a child for the better. Children coming from these situations need to know that there is someone out there who loves and cares about them.

complete your family

Just because you weren’t able to have children of your own, that doesn’t mean you can’t step in and be a parent to another child. By being a foster parent in Jackson, you have the opportunity to complete your family and share your love with someone who needs it more than ever. Click Here for more information on attending Jackson's Foster Parent Orientation.

help change negative behavior

Many children end up acting out when placed in the system. For some, it is because they don’t understand what is going on. Others act up out of anger. This behavior only leads them down a dangerous path for later on in life. When you bring a child into your home and give them boundaries, you can help change those behaviors around.

The Foster Care Navigator Program

The Foster Care Navigator Program (FCNP) exists to provide initial support to potential foster parents, answer their questions, clear up misconceptions in the process, and guide people through the application process.