Facebook Live Q&A

Yes, I’ve thought about fostering, BUT I have so many questions and I just don’t know where to begin.

Our Encourage team would love the opportunity to answer your questions. There’s no question too big or too small. How has the pandemic affected foster care? What training do I need? Do I have to be married? What if I don’t own my own home? What are the ages of the children? What are visits with bio-families like? Where do the referrals come from? What sets Encourage Foster Care apart from other agencies?

We have answers to these questions and more! And we want you to share your challenges and concerns so we can better serve you.

Send us your questions today and make plans to tune in for our Facebook Live Q&A event on Monday, December 7 at 7pm. This will be a great opportunity to not only have your questions answered but to meet some of our staff that will be walking alongside you as you consider this journey in foster care.

Submit your questions via email to Heather at huebnerh@ccho.org or through Facebook Messenger. We look forward to answering those questions that may be laying on your heart and sharing the need for foster families throughout Northeast Ohio.

Mark your calendars for this fun and informative Facebook Live Q&A event with the Encourage Foster Care team: Monday, December 7 at 7pm.

We hope you’ll feel encouraged because, yes, you can foster too!

PS – if you are curious or looking for question prompts, check out the Encourage FAQ page.

One common question

So many questions come up when you consider fostering. There’s a lot to ponder as you seek to do what’s best for your family and follow the Lord in His plans for you.

We asked one of our seasoned foster families to address one common question.

The Beery Family is a Foster It Forward mentor family with Encourage helping their mentees feel more connected and better equipped to handle the unique challenges that come with fostering children. Elijah and Amanda Beery chose the journey of being a foster family out of direct obedience to the call God had on their life.

They are also excited to share their experiences and provide guidance to others considering next steps in fostering. Meet Amanda at our You Can FosterToo.com event at the Wayne County Public Library on Tuesday, August 6.

For additional information or to ask a question today, please contact Heather Huebner, Recruitment and Engagement Specialist at huebnerh@ccho.org or 330.462.1118.

Yes, You Can FosterToo.com

We rent our home.
I am single.
We have full-time jobs.
We have two dogs.
I am divorced.
We are retired.
We don’t live in Wayne County.
We home school our children.
We are scared to say yes.

There are so many questions that come up when you consider fostering. Sometimes prospective parents aren’t sure if they can even become foster parents. We understand. Our team is here to walk beside you through this process and help you feel empowered. Because, yes, you can foster too!

With those questions and nervous feelings in mind, we are hosting a special info session on Tuesday, August 6 from 6:30 to 8pm at the Wayne County Library. This informal and authentic conversation is open to anyone who has any questions about becoming a foster or respite parent. Or even questions about mentoring a foster child or teen.

Encourage staff and seasoned foster parents will be present to share from their personal experiences and answer your questions. Spoon Market & Deli will also be providing some delicious food for our gathering. Please rsvp today so we can serve you well.

For additional information, please contact Heather Huebner, Recruitment and Engagement Specialist at huebnerh@ccho.org or 330.462.1118.