The USCCB/MRS Foster Care team works with foster care programs across the nation who place unaccompanied refugee and immigrant children from around the world in foster families and small-scale group homes. Our programs provide a safe environment and place of belonging to children in need.
How can you become a foster parent?
Find the program nearest you on the list below.
Visit their website.
Fill out their contact form for becoming a foster parent or contact them directly with specific questions.
There is no USCCB or LIRS location near me. Are there any other agencies providing foster care for immigrant youth?
If there are no USCCB or LIRS programs in your area, you can contact your local Catholic Charities to learn about possible domestic foster care needs. You can also complete our USCCB/MRS Foster Care contact form to be added to our contact list, should there be program openings in your area in the future.
How close do I have to be to the agency?
Each agency is licensed for a certain geographic area. Contact the location nearest you to find out if they serve your location.
What does the foster parent process look like?
Those interested in becoming a foster parent would need to follow state and agency guidelines for training and licensing. Each state and agency have their own requirements. Watch our brief video above on the process of becoming a foster parent.
Still have questions? Contact us at @email or (202) 541-3396.
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