Bethany Christian Services, Inc.

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3301 N Market St
Wilmington, DE 19802
United States

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DayHours
Monday9AM - 5PM
Tuesday9AM - 5PM
Wednesday9AM - 5PM
Thursday9AM - 5PM
Friday9AM - 5PM
Saturday9AM - 5PM
Sunday9AM - 5PM
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Being a foster parent is so much more than loving a child in your home. It’s also showing kindness to a family when they need it most.

It’s giving a child a safe place to land during a hard, scary time when they’re away from home. And it’s showing compassion to a parent who is likely overwhelmed, scared, and without a lot of support.

It’s helping a child stay connected to the only home they’ve ever known, in whatever way it’s safe to do so, and cheering on a family that’s living out a comeback story.

At Bethany, our heart beats for family. We want to see families strong, supported, and together. But we know there are times when families face challenges—and children need care.
That’s why we’re seeking foster parents who believe in families too.
 


Services and information

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

Requirements to become a foster parent

Children in foster care go through incredibly stressful situations. When child welfare has to remove them from their homes, the kids face uncertainty. One of the first questions is wondering where they will live.

To become a foster care parent in Delaware, you must follow a series of steps. First, you need to contact an agency.

Then, you must attend an information session and fill out an application. After that, you will need to complete training and undergo a home assessment. Finally, once you complete all these steps, you will earn certification as a foster care parent.

In Delaware, foster parents must:

  • Be age 21 or older
  • Prove financial stability
  • Complete the required training course
  • Pass a criminal background check and fingerprint screening
  • Complete the Home Study
  • Provide a spare bedroom (for children of one gender)
  • Confirm the parent's good health
  • Live in a safe environment

If you meet the requirements, contact your local foster agency or department of human services. They can help you and other family members enroll in foster orientation.


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