Become a Foster Parent

Each year, SCO Family of Services helps find safe homes and caring families for children who have been placed in the foster care system. We are looking for homes for newborns to teens and parenting teens that need a foster family that is willing to open their homes and hearts. If you are interested in providing a home, we will work closely with you to match you with a child in need.

Who Can Be a Foster Parent?
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, please fill out our online prequalification form.

Getting Started as a Foster Parent
An SCO homefinder will:

  • Create a profile to determine the child who will fit best in your home
  • Coordinate the placement and welcoming of the child into your home
  • Provide ongoing support and training to assist you with your new family

In addition, you will:

  • Attend an orientation to introduce you to our foster care services
  • Participate in trainings that will prepare you for your new child

Attend an Upcoming Orientation Session:

Brooklyn: 2-4 Nevins Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Monday, September 24, 2018                        6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Wednesday, October 10, 2018                     10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Monday, October 22, 2018                             6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Monday, November 12, 2018                         6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Monday, December 10, 2018                         6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Please contact Brooklyn Homefinding to RSVP at 718-935-9466

 

Queens: 89-30 161st Street, Jamaica, NY 11432

Monday, September 20, 2018                        6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (B-9)

Wednesday, October 3, 2018                       10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (3-1)

Monday, October 22, 2018                              6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (3-1)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018                   10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (B-9)

Monday, November 19, 2019                          6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (B-9)

Wednesday, December 5, 2018                    10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (3-1)

Please contact Queens Homefinding to RSVP at 718-674-7789/7788/7671

 

Long Island: 164 Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717

Wednesday, October 3, 2018                            10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Wednesday, October 17, 2018                             6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Wednesday, November 14, 2018                        6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Wednesday, December 13, 2018                         6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Please contact Brentwood Homefinding to RSVP at 631-639-3622/3621/3646

Foster parents often adopt the children in their care; if this becomes an option, we will assist you with the adoption process.

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