Become a Foster Parent

Interested in becoming a foster parent?

The time is now. Kids are waiting.

Every day, youth are turned away from the opportunity to live in a safe, loving home due to a lack of foster families. Please consider providing a foster home for kids in your community.

There is no typical CEDARS foster family. Our foster families include parents with children at home, single adults, couples hoping to adopt, and empty nesters. To help, all you need is a stable home, an open heart, and a willingness to reach out to a child in need.

Why do other foster parents choose CEDARS?

CEDARS provides exceptional training—far above and beyond other agencies in the area. As well as a support team that is always available to you—24 hours a day, 7 days a week.               

What CEDARS Foster parents are saying:

  • "It's almost like having a rapid response team. Telephone calls and emails are answered immediately and I never had to wait more than ten minutes. Every staff member is personable and easy to work with."
  • "They have been a constant for my foster children in the storm of uncertainty that surrounds them."
  • "I see CEDARS staff trying beyond the norm to do everything possible to benefit the children in their care. I love the way they show so much respect and listen to the foster parents."

Office Locations

The CEDARS Foster Care team has offices in Lincoln and Bellevue, Nebraska and serves many surrounding communities. 

  • 6601 Pioneers Blvd. Lincoln, NE 68506

  • 1508 JF Kennedy Drive, Suite 208, Bellevue, NE 68005

Questions? Call Caitlin Summerlin at 402-437-5437

An alarming number of children won’t get to sleep in a safe and loving home tonight because there aren’t enough foster parents in our area.

When Carl and Isla got the call late one evening that little Alicia, her baby brother Thomas and her older sister Penelope, needed a safe home, they said yes.