Regular Foster Care

We recruit and train foster parents and license family foster homes to support the essential needs of foster children, including housing, parental support, and comfort.

Treatment Foster Care

We recruit, train, and license foster parents for a foster child who requires higher levels of behavioral support and/or clinical therapy.

Adoption Support

We provide support for families wanting to provide a permanent home or adopt a child.

Child & Family Support Services

We provide comprehensive services to help establish and maintain safe, nurturing, stable, and supportive families.

Sibling Groups

Keeping siblings together through fostering leads to many emotional benefits and more security.

Older Children or Teens

Fostering a teen can help improve their life in key developmental years.

Children with Complex Medical Needs

Specialized foster care and training helps improve outcomes for children with more complex needs.


Foster parents nationwide


Foster parents nationwide


Children in out-of-home placement in the U.S.

Source: National Foster Parent Association


Foster parents nationwide

Clarvida is the reason these kids have stabilized, and guardianship is finalizing.

Services provided by you all made the parents feel supported and helped the youth to make progress. Read more

They not only look out for the children that come into foster care, but they look out for the foster parents.

They believed in us, which means the world to us and for that we just say, thank you, thank you, thank you! Read more

A. and K., Foster Dads from Arizona
Two gay foster fathers with their daughter

Family Champions for
50 years

For more than 50 years, we have been a champion for foster parents, biological parents and children in our care. We facilitate safe and nurturing home environments for children; provide ongoing training and 24/7 support to foster parents; assist biological parents in improving their lives to regain custody; and support children to return to their biological home or become adopted and create forever families.

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Am I Qualified to be a Foster Parent?

To be a foster parent, you must be able to support the emotional, physical and developmental needs of the child(ren) in your care. Successful foster parents are patient, understanding, reliable and work well on a team. A safe home and flexible schedule are essential—and a sense of humor will go a long way.

What Are the Requirements to Become a Foster Parent?

Basic requirements vary by state, but often include:

  • Minimum age: 21
  • Regular source of income
  • Stable home and family environment
  • Home inspection
  • Application for family home license
  • Personal interview and character references
  • Background and criminal history checks
  • Fingerprinting of all adult household members
  • Same-sex partners or individuals are encouraged to apply
What Are the Different Types of Foster Care?

There are several approaches to become involved with foster care. Each is designed to meet the personalized, complex needs of children in care. The preferred option is kinship care or placement with a relative. Other common settings include traditional, therapeutic, emergency, short-term and tribal care. Reach out to learn more about where you and your family would be a great fit.

What Training or Licensing is Required to Become a Foster Parent?

Most states require foster parents to be licensed, although some only require specialized training. In both cases, we provide you with: robust training and orientation; 24/7 support from our team; access to skill-building tools; and ongoing training and care coordination to support your success. Contact us to discuss your area’s foster parent training or licensing requirements.

Do Foster Parents Receive Payment?

Foster care providers must have a reliable source of income to ensure a safe, stable environment for children. Foster parents do receive compensation to cover their child’s expenses, such as food, shelter, clothing, recreation and more. Your foster child’s medical costs are also covered.

Therapeutic or treatment foster care, however, provides additional reimbursements and/or stipends depending on location. These foster parents must provide around-the-clock caregiving to ensure their child’s personalized treatment plan is followed, and their medical, physical and emotional needs are always being met. In some locations, being a therapeutic foster parent is considered a career and does not require outside income.

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