Boys and Girls Village

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528 Wheelers Farms Road
Milford, CT 06461
United States

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Open your heart and home, and help change the life of a child in need by becoming a therapeutic foster parent. The Boys & Girls Village Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) program matches qualified foster parents with children 6 to 17 years old who are in the custody of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.

Over the past five years, more than a third of all children receiving services through BGV’s Therapeutic Foster Care have been reunited with their families or adopted into a permanent home.

Children who benefit from therapeutic foster care may have histories of abuse or neglect. Others are working to overcome learning, behavioral, or emotional problems. All require the comfort, understanding, and security that only a dedicated and supportive therapeutic foster family can provide.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption

Requirements to become a foster parent

You must meet minimum requirements to provide foster care for children in Connecticut. Before you start, educate yourself and reach out to a foster care agency. Social workers recommend that you and other family members in your home feel ready before starting your foster journey. Caring for a foster child takes time, patience, and persistence.

Contact your local licensed child-placing agency or attend an orientation meeting to learn more about what fostering entails. They will inform you about foster parent requirements, common obstacles you might face, and unique challenges among foster children. All foster kids have experienced trauma. Training teaches foster parents how best to help foster children manage their feelings and feel secure.

You must meet minimum state requirements to qualify as a foster care provider in Connecticut. Foster parents must: 

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Offer a safe living environment
  • Pass a police and FBI background check
  • Maintain sufficient income to care for a family
  • Complete the 10-week training program
  • Provide a separate bed for the foster child
  • Complete the Home Study process
  • Have a clean driving record (pass a DMV check)

Kids of the same gender in a similar age range may share a bedroom.

Contact the Connecticut Department of Children and Families or a local child-placing agency for additional questions about foster parent requirements.

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3.8 / 5
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Alana Burns
May 01, 2023

My fav person goes here. Heard very good reports about it. 🫶

Rating: 5

Stephanie Blasdell
Apr 25, 2023

I love it. The staff was awesome. Especially Vanassa.

Rating: 5

cherry love
Apr 18, 2023

Total incompetence I constantly see it every day they take to much time to do the simplest things scary to think they are in charge of kids

Rating: 2

Aug 31, 2022

I went here it was amazing

Rating: 5

Dondi Burroughs
Mar 30, 2021

Very nice place to work

Rating: 5