Manatee County foster parents provide temporary homes for children after the Florida Department of Children and Families has determined that they cannot remain safely at homes. Children enter foster care for a number of reasons, but all need a loving refuge until they can return to their homes or transition to a permanent living arrangement. Foster parents can make a lifetime of difference for a child in a relatively short amount of time.
Foster parenting can be a challenge, like all parenting, but those who feel called to foster find it rewarding. The first life you change will be your own.