Methodist Home of the South Georgia Conference Inc

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304 Pierce Ave.
P.O. Box 2525
Macon, GA 31204
United States

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DayHours
Monday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Friday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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HOPE Foster Care & Adoption is the private, faith-based foster care and adoption program of The Methodist Home.

OUR MISSION

HOPE Foster Care & Adoption aims to recruit, train, and support caregivers as they provide children and youth with emotional and physical safety. The experienced, professional team of case workers at HOPE Foster Care & Adoption provides caregivers with intensive training to help build their skills and confidence in parenting children who have experienced trauma.

HOPE Foster Care & Adoption case workers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to offer support and encouragement. They also join in the celebrations of the children served through HOPE.

WHAT IS FOSTER CARE?

Foster care is meant to be a temporary service for children unable to live with their families. Children and families in need of foster care services have experienced trauma and significant loss and require help as they work toward reunification.

Through HOPE Foster Care & Adoption, foster parents complete specialized training and are supported to meet the needs of children who have experienced trauma. Foster parents are also equipped with the tools and skills needed as they support birth families on the road to reunification.


Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Specialized / Therapeutic Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption

Requirements to become a foster parent

The DHS assists foster families with placement and ensures the child adjusts well to their new environment. Whether you have years of parenting experience or are relatively new to the idea, they have many support options for families. You can find plenty of information on the DHS/DFCS website or call them for more assistance.

Your local licensed child placement agency also places children in the foster system with carefully matched parents. Although foster care is temporary, it's crucial to find the right fit. That's why parents get a say in age range and gender.

There are also many state support groups for foster families that provide educational resources, services, and more. Connecting with these organizations and adding to your personal support network will be invaluable.

One of the best ways to become a better parent, whether you plan on fostering a child short-term or adopting, is to read as much as you can about Georgia's foster system. For instance, recently proposed bills would help to streamline parts of the state's foster care placement system.

You can find plenty of information available online for free as well. Blogs, podcasts, and videos are all incredibly useful ways to obtain new information about fostering.


Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

4.1 / 5
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Rex Armour
Apr 29, 2023

This place is like a freaking resort. I am talking a pool with a slide, all you can eat food with a soda fountain and ice cream machine in the cafeteria, tennis court, legit baseball field, full size gym, arcade room, clothing room where you get new clothes every month. And you get spoiled for Christmas with sponsors sometimes spending hundreds of dollar for the children and not a bad birthday either. $150 plus a small party. You were allowed to hang out with chick's and roam around the campus checking out the gym by yourself with a buddy. I would have loved to stay there longer but I let beef with the head cottage supervisor dude and issues with my roommate and not wanting to work the program and being a brat get me sent away but if you are willing to do what you are supposed to do and not wanna fight with the staff and other residents you will be able to see the blessing it is to get sent here because there is no program I ever went to that can beat this place. I am telling you...freaking resort man. Enjoy it while you can.

Rating: 4

Evelyn Perez
Jul 06, 2022

1/10 would not recommend they do not listen to you I’m miserable here

Rating: 1

Josue Pineda
Jun 10, 2021

It's ite

Rating: 4

BEANS9000
Oct 05, 2020

not the best place but it's cool

Rating: 4

Joseph Mobley
Apr 03, 2020

Wonderful place, great people changing lives

Rating: 5