If you or anyone you know wants to become a foster parent, this is the place to start. 

Children's Home + Aid is a leading child and family service agency in Illinois. The organization helps children recover their health, their hope, and their faith in the people around them. They link children to a network of opportunity and care, to extended family, teachers, mentors, and the resources of the neighborhood and community. For 134 years, the organization has gone wherever children and families need them, and where that work has been proven to be most effective: at home, in the classroom, in the neighborhood, and in the course of daily life. Thr organization has offices located across Illinois and serves more than 40,000 children and families in over 60 countries each year.

If this is an organization that you would like to know more about you should absolutely attend their recruitment night. Here are the details.

  • What - Children's Home + Aid will host a Family Fun Night to recruit new foster parents in the Rockford area. They invite current foster parents and their families, and those interested in becoming foster parents to join them for a summer picnic to learn more about how to become a foster parent. Foster parents can be married or single and with or without children of their own. Potential foster parents must be over 21 years old, have adequate space in their homes, pass a background check and must have a stable source of income.
  • Who - Open to all who live in Rockford and the surrounding communities; light dinner, dessert, and drinks will be provided.
  • When - 6-8 PM, Thursday August 3
  • Where - Alpine Park (shelter by the playground) 950 S. Alpine Rd.