For many kids, foster care is not permanent. There are many reasons why children may be placed in foster care, but these children are experiencing some sort of neglect, abuse, abandonment or some other circumstance that may place the child in danger. Foster care serves as a temporary solution for ensuring the safety and well-being of children until a more permanent solution has been identified.
We strive to find the right placement, the first time, ultimately to reduce the stress, shock and trauma of children in the system and we’re very proud of the growing number of families who partner with us to provide care for children in their homes. We work to ensure that kids have:
The United Methodist Children’s Home recruits, trains, licenses and supports foster parents in Alabama, along with providing support and resources that prepare and equip foster families for success. Additionally, our team places children into loving foster homes while continually supervising their care to ensure their safety and well-being is maintained. Beyond training and support, our Foster Care program features three distinct services:
Our foster care program offices are located throughout the state of Alabama.
“It’s one of the worst things you can be faced with as a family, and we made it through that. The Family Preservation Program allowed me to truly have my family back together. I can’t even put into words how grateful I am.”