What qualities do you look for when selecting a foster parent?

  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Willingness to learn new parenting techniques and participate in ongoing training
  • Sensitivity to ethnic, religious and cultural diversity
  • Be emotionally stable and free from drug and alcohol problems
  • Willingness to work with a wide range of needs and behaviors in a positive, constructive manner
  • Ability to show empathy to children with diverse needs
  • Ability to provide well defined structure
  • Provide stimulating activities for children
  • Should enjoy spending time with children
  • Families should have a natural support system
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