The requirements for becoming a foster parent are a genuine interest and love for children and youth, an ability to commit to challenges, have a sense of community responsibility and a desire to make a difference in children’s lives. Foster parents come from a diverse range of cultural, religious and lifestyle backgrounds.

Foster parents receive ongoing support and training to assist them in meeting the needs of the children and youth placed in their home.

Foster parents can be:

– An experienced parent whose family has grown
– Single persons’
– Individuals and couples with training in childcare and/or other related professions
– Young couples who become foster parents while raising their own children
– People with no special training but are willing to learn.

Foster parents are needed to provide care for youth in many different roles with Broken Arrow including:
– Short-term care
– Long-term care
– Respite/relief
– Emergency placement