Nazareth Child & Family Connection

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P.O. Box 1438
Rockwell, NC 28138
United States

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Monday 8 AM-4:30 PM
Tuesday 8 AM-4:30 PM
Wednesday 8 AM-4:30 PM
Thursday 8 AM-4:30 PM
Friday 8 AM-4 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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The Family Foster Care programs at Nazareth Child & Family Connection are designed to find foster homes for legally free and at-risk children, who over a period of time have been unable to return to live with their birth parents or with other family members. Once children are available for adoption, their foster parents are the first ones given the opportunity to adopt. This process is called “fostering to adopt”. There are many benefits to this process.

First, you already have an established relationship with the child. Secondly, you already have had the contact and possibly relationships with extended family and birth parents of the children. Thirdly, it is significantly less expensive to adopt a child who is already placed in your home as a foster child.

Services and information

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

Requirements to become a foster parent

The state requires that foster parents get licensed through their local Department of Social Services or a licensed private agency. These sources will be your best form of support. Through them, you'll receive training and have a point of contact for emergencies.

If you ever have questions, reach out to your case manager. They're trained to assist foster families and the children in their care.

The Foster Family Alliance of North Carolina is a statewide association that recruits new parents, provides training, and offers support. You can find training and webinars online. You can also read parenting tips, find your region, and more.

The National Foster Parent Association is a non-profit that provides training and education. Caregivers can also find free online training through the NFPA.

The NC Division of Social Services (NC DSS) is the agency in charge of overseeing the state's child welfare system. NC Kids assists new foster parents with the early stages of the process. You can find children awaiting adoption and access foster care and adoption support services.

It also helps to form connections with other foster families, especially those with years of experience. You may have questions or need advice from them. It can make you feel like you have someone on your side through your journey.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

3.3 / 5
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Jul 20, 2023

Dont send your children here PLEASE.

Rating: 1

Julie W
Jun 27, 2023

The people that work here really love the kids. They've all been great

Rating: 5

Jim Morgan
Jun 12, 2023

Good selection good prices

Rating: 4

Jas Gal
Jun 06, 2023

I lived here over 14 years ago. I hope things have changed because the things that happened to me at this place traumatized me. We lived off a point system. Everything we did good we would get points and we would all sit around with clipboards and add up all our points and if we did anything bad points would be subtracted. And if we went into the negative we would miss out on social activities like going to the movies and going to the park and ymca etc. It was so twisted. If you had one bad day there it would cost you a week maybe even more worth of social interaction. I hope things have changed since then.

Rating: 1

Alexis Coble
Mar 22, 2023

One time when I was a resident I fell in the mud at school during a animal science class. Both resident staff and office staff both refused to pick me up from school to shower or even bring me fresh pants. I was later chastised by staff for hiding out of pure embarrassment instead of attending class for the rest of the day. I think this story perfectly explains my time at the children’s home. Unhelpful, emotional draining, humiliating at times, and infuriating.

Rating: 1