Faith, Family, and Foster Care
Thank you for viewing Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn’s Faith, Family & Foster Care video and your interest in learning about becoming a foster parent. If you have not already viewed the video, please take a moment to do so.
Lieutenant Governor Denn is committed to improving the services that our state offers children who face special challenges, specifically children who are abused, neglected, living in foster care and we need your help.
Each day there are over 850 children in Delaware who need foster families to keep them safe and nurture them during a very difficult time in their lives. In addition, there is a need for respite families. These are homes where foster children can go for very short periods of time to give the primary foster family a break or time to deal with family emergencies, for example. Respite families receive training and support similar to foster care families. There is also a need for Emergency Homes. These are homes that only take children first entering foster care for a period of two weeks to a month until an appropriate match can be made with a longer term foster home. We all work together to serve Delaware’s children.
On the following pages you will find a description of our foster care program, frequently asked questions regarding foster care, myths & misconceptions regarding foster care and foster care provider programs and contact information. In addition, there is a page that lists ways you can help some of our most vulnerable citizens, the foster children of Delaware. Please feel free to call any of the private foster care agencies for more information on their programs.
Thank you for your inquiry about foster care and reaching out to support Delaware’s children who have been abused and/or neglected.
Faith, Family, Foster Care Program Information - PDF