Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be a foster parent?

Foster parents can be any marital status: single, married, divorced or partnered. Foster parents must be at least 21 years old.


Do I need my own home?

It isn't necessary that foster parents own their home. As long as you own or rent your home, you can apply to be a foster parent.


How much do I get paid to be a foster parent?

Foster parents are not paid, but you do receive a monthly stipend for the child's room, food, clothing and other expenses.


Are the child's medical expenses covered?

Yes, all of the child's medical expenses are covered through The House. This includes health, dental, vision and medicine.


Are additional trainings offered?

Yes, you will need to attend additional training sessions throughout the year that supplement and maintain your foster parent certification.

The House of the Good Shepherd Foster Care Program offers free 12 week training classes.

Utica

Jamie Andrews - 315.272.8474

Sue Novak - 315.272.8352

 


Utica Application
for Foster Care Certification

 

Watertown

Chelsea Martin - 315.782.8064 x32

Jessica Thompson - 315.782.8064 x31

 


Watertown Application
for Foster Care Certification

 

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