Youth Villages is looking for caring people in Chattanooga and the surrounding counties to become foster parents to children who have suffered abuse, neglect, abandonment or other issues and need a home. These children need families who will care for them until they can return to their birth families or an adoptive family is found for them.
If the children become available for adoption, foster parents often have the first right to adopt, and adoption through Youth Villages is free. Youth Villages’ foster parents receive a monthly stipend to help them offset the costs of adding a child to their household.
Candidates should be single or married adults over the age of 25 and living in the Hamilton County area who are interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents. Training classes will begin Saturday, Oct. 27 at 9 a.m. at the Youth Villages office, at 5741 Cornelison Road, 6400 Building in Chattanooga.
For more information about the upcoming training classes or how you can change the life of a child, contact Kristin Stucker, foster parent recruiter at 423 954-8843 or firstname.lastname@example.org.