The month of May is Foster Care Awareness Month
We at the Islamic House of Wisdom seek to raise awareness of the need to recruit foster parents who are ready to make a difference in the lives of children by opening hearts and homes to providing short/long-term or emergency care.
Attend an Orientation Session: The comprehensive orientation will not only review guidelines, but help illustrate what you can expect as a foster parent. Agency representatives will be happy to answer all your questions during the orientation.
Complete Application: After orientation, the agency will provide you with a licensing application packet. In general, the application steps are:
Schedule fingerprinting with your licensing agency.
Complete the foster home licensing application.
Submit your application and fingerprinting clearance form to your licensing worker.
Complete medical records for the entire family.
Complete any other requested paperwork with your licensing worker.
Participate in a Home Evaluation: Before welcoming a foster child into your home, you must pass an on-site home evaluation performed by the licensing agent. The agency you selected will meet with your family several times for on-site home visits and interviews. After you attend orientation and submit your application, your agency will schedule your first home visit.
Attend Free Training (12 Hours): Will be held at the Islamic House of Wisdom*- when registering, please state your training schedule preference. Child care will be available during the training and a meal/refreshments are included. PRIDE training offers valuable information to make sure you are ready to become a foster parent. Every licensed foster parent needs to complete 12 hours of PRIDE training. NOTE: Once you are licensed, you have 18 months to complete an additional 12 hours of PRIDE training.
Upon Completion of All Steps - You will be licensed for both short/long term and emergency care!
Want more information?
Call us at (313) 359-1221 or Email: FosterCare@IslamicHouseofWisdom.com
Register for Step 1: Orientation - HERE!
Who can be a foster carer?
- Renting, buying or owning your own home
- From any ethnic or cultural background
- Has enough space in their home to accommodate a child/children* Call/Email for Details
- You can request your preferences of service regarding: gender, age range and religion
- The foster child can be enrolled in a school close to your home
- Foster Children in your care will receive access to medical and dental aid in addition to child care services and a daily living allowance.