What is Foster Parenting?

What is Foster Parenting?

Being a foster parent for Disabled children or chronic medical condition involves providing a home and much more. It involves a commitment to giving a child care, consistent love, support and understanding, and helping the child through a tremendously difficult time. It may involve foster carers to child make the transition back to his or her parents or, when this is not possible to being asked to make a permanent commitment to a child through adoption.

Who are the Children needing Foster Care?

Children who are medically disabled, and in many cases their siblings, are placed into foster care with Sunbeam Fostering Agency following parental neglect, abuse, or abandonment. The children at Sunbeam Foster Care can have a wide range of Disabled Children – such as cancer, cerebral palsy, HIV/AIDS, genetic disorders, spins, and respiratory disorders. Some children require wheelchair or other specialized equipment. In addition, siblings of children with medical challenges may need close attention to their emotional, physically, and intellectual development. Foster children at Sunbeam Fostering Agency are loving, intelligent, inventive, and inspirational. Even though Sunbeam Foster Care works with children with medical and mental health needs or Complex Needs, these needs certainly do not define the children.

Foster Parent Support

Sunbeam Fostering Agency has more than 25 years of unparalleled expertise of working with medically fragile children. As a foster parent, you will be supported as a key member of a full team of dedicated professionals.

On-site services available at Sunbeam Foster Care:

  •  24-hour access to staff
  • On-site medical and mental health clinics, as well as coordination with community providers
  • Significant training on caring for children with special needs
  • One-on-one training with medical staff
  • Access to transportation for children with mobility impairments
  • Bridges to Health services
  • Recreational outings
  • Educational advocacy
  • Family counseling
  • Foster Parent Association
  • Assistance with adoption process
  • Post-adoption services