Our Therapeutic Foster Care program provides individual consultations to help potential foster parents decide if becoming a Foster Parent is a good fit. KVC Kentucky foster care team carefully identifies individual strengths and needs of resource parents which allows KVC to place children in a caring home while simultaneously providing extra support to the children and families.
Our foster care program allows you to make a positive difference in a child’s life by opening your home and heart to a child when they need it the most. By providing a dependable and nurturing environment, you can be part of the healing and helping process. We understand that this can be a challenging task, so we go to great lengths to provide families with resources, trainings and 24 hour access to experienced professionals for ongoing support whenever and wherever the need arises.
On any given day, nearly 428,000 children are in the U.S. foster care system. Through no fault of their own, many of these children have experienced abuse, neglect or other family challenges and have been have been removed from their homes by the courts for their safety. Relatives, non-related kin and foster families provide care and support for these children while they are in out-of-home care.
Foster care is a safe place that gives a child and his or her birth family an opportunity to resolve conflicts or disruptions and learn healthy skills so the child can safely return home. Many birth families need help in learning effective parenting skills, overcoming substance use or learning healthy ways to cope from trauma they themselves have experienced.
More than half of children who enter foster care are safely reunited with their birth families. If a child cannot be safely reunited with his or her birth family, the goal becomes to find a permanent home for the child through adoption, relative placement, custodianship (guardianship) or, for older youth, independent living.
KVC Kentucky provides basic foster care as well as these specialized foster care services:
Therapeutic Foster Care – Foster parents provide services to children that have been abused, neglected or have experienced serious traumatic events. These children often have difficulty regulating their emotions and may present challenging behaviors. These children have often had multiple placements and need extra support in making a successful transition to foster care and ultimately a transition into a permanent placement. .
Respite Care– These foster parents serve children who are currently placed in another KVC foster home but need a temporary placement. This service is designed for foster parents to help each other when circumstances in their home temporarily make it difficult to give the child the care that they need.
We understand that the decision to foster a child is complex and important so we work with our Foster Parents at a pace they are comfortable with. KVC KY provides individual consultations in your home or at our offices to provide support in helping you decide if Foster Care is a good fit for you and your family. Together, we carefully identify your strengths and needs and place children in your home collaboratively to ensure the best chance of success. Ready to learn more? Click here to request more information.
KVC serves its families equally, without regard to race, color, religion or national origin.
Click here to view our KVC Kentucky Foster Care Brochure.