Children and youth enter foster care because they have been abandoned, abused, or neglected by their parents or guardians. All of these children have experienced some type of loss or trauma. In other ways, foster children are just like other children: they need stable, loving homes that nurture growth and development.
Therapeutic Foster Care serves children and youth ranging from birth to 21 years of age. These children may identify as LGBTQ, experienced severe abuse, may have been a victim of sex trafficking, may have experienced substance abuse disorder, or currently live with a behavioral health disorder.
These children may experience some developmental delays or disabilities.
REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY
Live in Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, and surrounding parishes
Pass criminal background check and fingerprinting
Available bedroom and bed
Complete home study, training and participate in ongoing training
High school diploma or GED
Family assessment interview
Less than 4 dependents
Open to fostering preteens, teens, all races, all ethnicities, and LGBTQ youth
was born 26 weeks prematurely, with low weight, and oxygen dependency. He was placed under Raintree's care. Currently, Hershey gained weight, is off of oxygen, and is enrolled in The EarlySteps Program where he gets weekly services from home.
This past year we were happy to help Zack find his forever home. He came into Raintree's care in 2018, stayed with a foster family, then four years later that same family adopted him. Endlings like these strengthen the foundation of our mission.
Came into Raintree's care with a few health issues: ADEM, malnourishment, and eating issues. Since being with his foster family, his health has improved, he's gained weight, and his doctor said he's on the right track.