Opportunities for Fostering

Foster Parent

24/7 care of a group of 2+ siblings placed within your home

Respite Parent

Monthly or at request care for a group of 2+ siblings in your home. Examples include caring for a group of siblings 1 weekend per month, 1 week if a foster family is taking an out-of-state vacation, or whatever frequency is agreed upon by all parties.

Basic Steps
  • IMPACT Training (1 weekend)
  • Background Checks
  • Medical Evaluations
  • Financial Stability Check
  • References
  • Home Inspection
  • Integrated Assessment/Social History (Home Study)

From start to finish, it takes approximately 90 to 120 days to complete the requirements to become a licensed foster parent by the state of Georgia.

Informational Meetings

Informational meetings are held each month for anyone who would like to learn more about becoming a foster or respite parent.

When: 3rd Tuesday of each month

Where: G. Cecil Pruett Community Center Family YMCA; 151 Waleska St. Canton GA 30114

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

RSVP: Debra Collins at dcollins@goshenvalley.org, childcare available with RSVP!