Wellroot Family Services- Augusta

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5555 Hereford Farm Road
Evens, GA 30809
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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Wellroot Family Services is a private foster care & family services agency in GA. Let us help you become a foster parent and build your happy home today! With a focus on the whole family, Wellroot’s evidence-based programs were designed to keep families together whenever possible, provide short-term foster families when needed, and nurture and educate teens and young adults to break the cycle of trauma in their lives. There are nearly 10,000 children in foster care in Georgia, and thousands more families are at risk. We can change that. It takes a tremendous amount of courage, faith and trust for a person to become a foster parent. Wellroot provides foster parents with intensive support through their assigned Foster Care Worker, our 24/7 on-call system, access to clothing, diapers, school supplies and baby equipment and extra financial support through our incidental fund for enrichment for the children in their care. Visit our special website designed for individuals who want more information on becoming a foster parent! Visit fosternow.org to sign up for more information, read frequently asked questions and more!


Services and information

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

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

3.7 / 5
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Bonnie Ramos
Aug 29, 2021

Having worked with Wellroot now for 4 years, they are extremely supportive of their foster parents. Every issue we’ve ever had was taken care of and the support and love they pour out to us and our foster kids is boundless! Amazing group of people doing an extremely difficult job!

Rating: 5