KEEPING SIBLINGS TOGETHER IN FOSTER CARE
FOSTER WITH GOSHEN

Siblings in foster care shouldn't be separated. We recruit, train, license, and support foster families working with sibling groups within the state of Georgia.

3 WAYS YOU CAN HELP

Primary Care


Become the primary caregiver for children with siblings who need a foster family.

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Respite Care


Temporarily keep foster children to give the primary foster parents a break.

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Donate


Give financially to support the Goshen Homes fostering initiative.

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Children in foster care shouldn’t be separated from their biological sibling(s).

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The Goshen Difference

THE GOSHEN DIFFERENCE

Case management staff with smaller caseloads

On-call emergency support

Foster parent support groups

Quicker home study & certification

Extensive training program

Do you have little extra room in your home and heart? Partner with Goshen to provide foster care aimed at keeping siblings together.

Become a Primary Care Foster Parent


Our primary foster parents become full-time caretakers to the foster youth placed in their care. As a licensed sibling reunification agency, we focus on foster homes able to take in 2 or more youth. The increased work of caring for multiple foster youth is balanced with higher daily payment rates, low case management turnover, applicable and relevant trainings, foster parent support groups, and partnerships with respite foster parents to provide an occasional break.

While fostering has its challenges, our parents tell us the best part about fostering is seeing the children get to be children. When they are able to laugh, go to summer camp, play and be silly, the children just come alive. In that moment, fostering makes so much sense.

There are approximately 500,000 children in foster care in the US. Many times, like in Georgia, there aren’t enough families who are local to support them. It is important to keep the kids close by and together with their siblings. This will allow them to continue school and limit the amount of change the children have to go through. Keeping the same friends can be important as well.

Our ultimate goal is reunification with the parent. In fact, over 65% of our foster children are reunified with their families.

If you are thinking about becoming a foster parent with Goshen Homes, the best next step is to contact us so we can have a conversation. After our chat, you can deside if it is a good fit and whether or not you should take a next step.

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Spotlight

Garrett and Amber Holcombe were two of our first foster parents. In June 2018 the siblings that they had fostered for 908 days became part of their family. Their story shows clearly that fostering is not always easy, but it is rewarding beyond belief. Garrett was willing to share their Goshen Story.

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Spotlight

Greg and Virgina Elder have been respite foster parents with Goshen Valley for over two years, and they have shared some of their Goshen Story. 

They became interested in foster care after attending a Cherokee Homecoming panel discussion in early 2016. At this event  they learned that there were over 100 children from Cherokee County in foster care who were having to be housed outside of Cherokee County due to a lack of foster parents within the County, and that siblings were being spilt up in the process.

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Become Respite Foster Care Family


Our respite foster parents become the “cool aunt and uncle” to our foster youth. As a respite foster parent, you are able to have an incredible impact on a foster child without the full time commitment of having them live in your home. In addition to the impact on the child, respite care allows our foster parents to take a breather and recharge. This is also sometimes called “short-term” foster care.

If you have been thinking about becoming a foster parent and are nervous about it, respite care is a good way to test the waters. Most of the respite care usually takes place over a weekend and it rarely lasts more than a week or two. You can even choose when you are available, so the schedule can be very flexible.

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OUR SIMPLE 4-STEP PROCESS WILL GUIDE YOU THOUGH BECOMING A FOSTER FAMILY.

Goshen homes process to become foster parents
Want to Foster? Your first step is to schedule time with us by completing this form.