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Becoming a foster parent to teenage children is no different than fostering younger children. Teenagers deserve a stable, safe, and flexible environment from which to explore the world.
Teens land in foster care for the same reasons as younger children — because of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. You can make a difference for them by providing the emotional support of a family and the physical comfort of a safe, stable home.
In Douglas and Sarpy counties alone, hundreds of teens in foster care face tomorrow knowing they are completely alone. With acceptance and understanding, you can help change a teen’s life by offering a loving, committed environment to live and grow — a real home with patient people who care — and the freedom to dream of a happier future … as all kids deserve.
These teens want to have the same kinds of life experiences as their peers — hanging out with friends, going to the movies, learning to drive, participating in sports and other school activities, and, of course, playing video games.
Our foster care specialists are available 24/7 to help you through any challenges. Teens can exhibit challenging behaviors often. According to a Columbia University study of the neuroscience of teen brains, these behaviors are typical.
Don’t wait any longer. Contact Joan today at 402.504.3649 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help a teen become a successful young adult!