To foster means to nurture, or to help someone to grow. So family foster care means to help a child grow, in a family, in a caring way.
For people like you, who wish to become foster parents and adoptive parents, Foster PRIDE is a resource, or a support. Its goal is to share essential information for your development into a successful new foster family.
This process includes education for all of us. We'll help you learn the knowledge and skills you need to make an informed decision about fostering and to get off to a healthy start. You need to educate us about you and your ideas about fostering.
Then we will make the best decision about whether fostering is right for you. Remember, sometimes folks decide that neither fostering nor adopting is right at this time. That's okay, too. What's important is to make the right decision, together.