Becoming a Foster Parent Guide

Make a lasting difference in a child's life.

Rachel Skousen March 26, 2014

There are over  400,000 children in the United States currently in the foster care system.  Often, these children have been removed from homes where they were neglected or abused, though some come into foster care after losing their parents or caregivers.  They have been to some very dark places and they need some stability and hope.


Becoming a foster parent is one way that you can make a real and lasting impact on a child’s life.  It can also be a bridge into foster adoption. (For more information about how to adopt a child from the foster care program, click here.)

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at She currently works as a content specialist at, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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