Become a Foster Parent

Synergy Foster carefully matches each child to a Foster Parent. If you become a Foster Parent, you will work with at-risk children and teens who are in need of a caring home with a functioning family unit.  Synergy will coordinate and communicate with you often to ensure you you have adequate tools and support to make the right decisions for children placed in your home. 

Becoming a Foster Parent is great position that allows you to stay at home, provide care and supervision to children while earning non-taxable income.   This position requires, love, patience and understanding of the child's history.

We can change the world one child at a time. Your home may be the only safe haven that child has ever had. You have the power to teach that child things he/she has never been taught before, to give him/her three square meals a day, and to be a positive role model in his/her life.

You can make a difference!

to become a Foster Parent
  • Must be 21 or older

  • Must be able to pass a background check for all adults living in the home

  • Can be a married couple or single person

  • Must be CPR/ First Aid Certified (we offer classes for $45)

  • Proof of Auto Insurance (100/300 coverage)

  • Foster/Proctor Parent Training

  • Medical Report (to prove you are in good health)

  • Verification of source of Income (to prove that Foster/Proctor is not a relied source of income)

Additional Information 

  • Proctor care is Foster care for at-risk children with added support; Synergy Foster is a Proctor Agency

  • You must be a good communicator, an advocate for each child and able to provide needed structure

  • Situations may vary depending on the child but generally the length of stay is 6 months to 1 year and in some cases, the stay may be longer 

  • Depending on the case, adoption may be an option

  • The Foster/Proctor children are in the custody of DCFS (Division of Child and Family Services) and are referred to Synergy for placement 

  • You will get the chance to meet the child and determine if the fit is right for you and your family prior to placement

  • You can be licensed for up to 3 children in your home depending on the number and sizes of rooms in your home

  • 2 foster children can share a bedroom if the room meets the space requirements

  • You can be single or married but cannot be cohabiting

  • Foster parenting requires patience and understanding of different lifestyles and cultures