Foster Care & Adoption

"Foster parenting has changed my life completely and has touched my heart and soul in so many different ways."
LaTasha, Lighthouse Foster Parent

Why Choose Lighthouse

Lighthouse has an impeccable reputation for the support we provide our foster children and families.

We maintain frequent, consistent contact, and we’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year to support and guide you.

Foster parents are valuable members of our team. Your opinions and participation in assessment, goal setting, court proceedings, and team meetings are just a few ways you’re critical to the child’s success.

You will have:

  • 24/7 support from an experienced foster parent who’s likely gone through many of the issues you face. He or she will be available for reporting, asking advice, or just talking to someone who knows what it’s like to be a foster parent.
  • Weekly/biweekly visits with a licensed social worker to help you navigate the foster care system.
  • Training and support from Lighthouse staff who have earned the trust and respect of social service agencies in our community.
  • Access to respite care, both on a regular schedule and on an emergency basis.

Lighthouse has a great deal of experience in social services for youth, and specifically in the area of foster care. We’ve been operating since 1969 as a nationally-recognized innovator in services for families in crisis, for homeless youth and young adults, for youth learning to become self-sufficient, and in foster care for abused or neglected children.