A Kid I Know Has Been Placed With Me

This is our gift to you, our Kinship Carer. We want to help you transition to having a child placed in your home. Such items in this basket might include a smoke detector, fire extinguisher, baby-safety items, tool kit, gift card, etc.

The CEDARS Foster Care team has you covered. We know that having a kids suddenly come into your home can be surprising, emotional and maybe daunting. The challenges faced by families caring for a relative or a kid known to them are unique. 

CEDARS is proud to support homes just like yours. CEDARS foster families enjoy:

  • 24/7 support
  • Immediate response to phone calls and requests
  • Assistance with respite care 
  • Assistance with transportation
  • Low caseloads with a CEDARS staff member assigned to your home who will initiate frequent quality communication
  • Exceptional initial and ongoing training provided year-round
  • Strong advocates for both foster parents and children
  • Affiliation with a reputable organization
  • A strong community network of foster parents
  • A mentoring program for teen foster youth
  • Networking events available

Because we understand the unique needs of caring for a child you know or who is related to you, we are committed to walking alongside you as you discover your own strengths, develop your network of resources and identify strategies to help your child achieve permanency. 

Caring for a child might generate some nervousness, but our team will walk with you every step of the way.

Reach out to us at FosterCareAsk@cedarskids.org.