Become a Foster Parent

Foster Care

It’s all about Caring

Open your heart and home to a child in need. The effects will last a lifetime!
Our foster parents reside in New York City and Long Island. Foster parents are dedicated to the child, their family and the SCO mission. If you are 21 or older, have a stable income and have enough room in your heart and home.

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Foster parents are:

  • Single, married, widowed, same-sex couples, LGBTQ affirming, all races and ethnicities
  • Age – over 21, no age limit
  • Geographic areas: NYC and Long Island. SCO hubs in Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island

Our Foster Care team is here
to help every step of the way:

  • Orientation, ongoing support and training
  • Medical care and mental health services
  • Education support
  • 24-hour access to SCO staff

Open your heart and your
home to a child in need.

Inviting a child into your family is one of the most fulfilling commitments you can make. Its effects can last a lifetime. SCO Family of Services is looking for people who are committed to children, their families, and to our mission of providing unconditional care to those who need it most. Caring families are needed to provide traditional Family Foster Care and Therapeutic Family Foster Care for children with emotional and behavioral challenges.

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Inquiry Form for Prospective Foster Parents

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If you have additional questions please contact [email protected]


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