Foster Care Is Families Helping Families

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Imagine a future where every child in New York has a safe and loving home. You can help make it a reality.

In New York, 17,000 children are currently in foster care, with 6,000 more entering the system each year. Each child has a unique story, hopes for the future, and deserves the stability of a nurturing home.

Together For Youth supports children and families through its foster care program. At the heart of this program are foster parents, playing a crucial role in providing a stable and loving environment for children while their birth families work toward unification.

By becoming a foster parent with Together For Youth, you join a network of caring individuals making a positive difference in the lives of children and families in need. Whether it’s for short-term respite care, several months, or until adulthood, the commitment of foster parents can have a profound and lasting impact on a child’s life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Did you know that most adults over 21 qualify to foster? Which means you probably will, too! Get answers to the top 10 most commonly asked questions about fostering or learn more about the specific requirements for becoming a foster parent.

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It Takes a Village

Access the support and resources you need to become the best foster parent you can be, including informative articles, blogs, and more.

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impact numbers 17,000 Children are currently in foster care
impact numbers 130+ Years transforming lives
impact numbers 550 TFY foster families across NYS
impact numbers 55 NYS counties served

“I knew we were doing something right when the children’s mom told us that we are great foster parents. Hearing those words from her touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes.”

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Inquiry Form

Ready to take the next steps? Complete our Foster Parent Inquiry form. A member of our foster care team will contact you to discuss the process of changing the life of a child by becoming a foster parent!

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