Transition to Adulthood
As foster youth grow into adolescence, they must try to navigate their way to becoming independent.
By opening your home to a child in need, you do more than provide relief from a troubled situation. You’ll be making a profound and lasting impact on the well-being and development of a young person who is at their most vulnerable.
As you begin the rewarding journey of becoming a foster parent, you can count on The Bair Foundation to support you every step of the way.
Becoming a foster parent means bringing comfort and stability to children or teens coming from unsafe or insecure environments or whose families are experiencing a crisis. This is a temporary arrangement until the child can be safely returned to their biological family or placed in a forever home.
If parental rights are terminated, foster families may be given an opportunity to adopt the children in their care. Depending on the location, The Bair Foundation can facilitate the adoption of children and teens currently in foster homes.
Placing a child with a relative, family friend or someone with whom they share a “kinship bond” often leads to a more stable transition and greater sense of permanency. We offer kinship services in Kentucky, New Mexico and Pennsylvania.
We understand that you’re going to have many questions about welcoming a foster child into your family. Our professional team is here to guide you. Get started by learning about the basic requirements for foster parents.
The Bair Foundation is located in several states and is licensed to care for foster youth ages 0-18. (in some cases & states, children can remain in a Bair home until age 21)
Although you will not be able to specifically choose the child you foster, you are able to choose the age and gender that you prefer.
The Bair Foundation will match the strengths of the foster family with the needs of the child.
We are not affiliated with any denomination; however, The Bair Foundation is guided by biblical principles. We are also free to share and discuss our faith with others.
Most adoptions from foster care in the United States are free.
More than half of the children in foster care will be reunified with their parents or primary caregivers, and nearly one-quarter will be adopted, many by their foster parents.
In many cases, foster parents who have already established a bond with the foster child, are given the first opportunity to adopt a child who cannot be reunited with his or her birth parents or other relatives.
The Bair Foundation provides an array of services that include various levels of Foster Care, Foster-to-Adopt, Clinical Services, Kinship Care, and Path to Permanency.
When these children enter foster care, we provide foster families with the support they need to turn tragedy into hope.Become a Foster parent