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“To foster means to nurture, to develop or grow. 

Family foster care literally means to help a child grow within a family.”

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Grace Place Home!  Foster parenting can be mentally and physically exhausting, emotionally draining and easily misunderstood.  As a foster parent you must love a child whole heartedly, caring for his or her needs.  In most cases the goal for a child is reunification with his or her parents.  This can be seen as a very difficult scenario for most people and often deters people from opening up their homes.  In becoming a Grace Place Home, you will learn that children very much need attachment more than we as adults need to be protected from it.  Our hope is that you come to appreciate that as a foster parent you have the beautiful opportunity to come along side an entire family.