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Foster Care > Foster Parenting


The choice to foster a child, youth or sibling group is an important decision in the life of the foster parent and of the youth they foster.  At NYAP, we take extra care to place the right kids into the right homes and for the right reasons. We believe that all kids are most successful when they live in a family setting and in the communities they call home until they can be reunited with their own family or with a relative.  We work hard to provide you with the special training, resources and support necessary to meet the individual needs of the youth.

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It’s normal for people to have a lot of questions about foster parenting like “How does the whole process work? What if I discover I’m not cut out for it?  Will I have to take off work to take the classes?”


We want you to ask questions so you are comfortable with making the important and generous choice to become a foster parent.


We’re here to answer any questions you may have and once you have made your decision, we’ll walk you through the process, step-by-step.

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Go ahead!  It’s OK to ask questions.

You don’t need to live in a big house, you can be single or married, you don’t need to have kids of your own, you don’t need to have a lot of money and you don’t need a degree in social work. What we are looking for is someone with the desire to provide a safe, nurturing home to a youth who needs a helping hand.

Foster Parents are people just like you.


The process and qualifications to become a foster parent vary from state to state.  Basically, you need to be able to provide a safe, nurturing and loving home for the youth or group of siblings you foster.  You will need to attend training classes that teach you about foster parenting, expectations, working with the family of origin and more.

What Does It Take to Become a Foster Parent?

We’re here for our foster parents, youth and families, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can call us anytime at 1-877-NYAP-CAN if you need support, information, guidance or just to ask a question about caring for the youth you foster.


We also provide professional support from an experienced and knowledgeable caseworker who knows you, the youth and the family of origin.  Our offices are located in the communities we serve and our dedicated staff is there to support you and provide ongoing help whenever you need it.  We offer financial assistance, emotional support and more.

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When you need us, we’re here for you.

We’re here to give our foster parents the skills, knowledge and support they need to provide children and youth with a safe, caring home.  We help our foster parents build and maintain a relationship, when and where appropriate, with the youth’s biological family with the ultimate goal of reunification, if possible.  


To receive a packet of information about foster parenting and to have one of our NYAP staff members contact you directly, simply fill out our online Foster Parent Inquiry Form.


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