Currently in Alabama, there are approximately 6,000 children in foster care. Randolph County Department of Human Resources has approximately 13 children in foster care at this time. Of the 13 children, six children are placed in foster homes in Randolph County. The other children are in foster homes in other counties.
Children in foster care are of all ages and from all ethnic and economic groups. The children have various backgrounds and experiences and cannot currently live with their birth families, due to the risk of neglect and/or abuse.
Some children need foster care for a matter of days. Others may need foster care until they are reunited with their biological family or another plan is made for them. All of these children share the need for a caring and committed family that can bring them the future they deserve.
Randolph County has seven approved traditional foster homes at this time. There is a great need for more foster parents in Randolph County and throughout Alabama.
Randolph County DHR is always grateful for the community support to our families and children at Christmas. The support always brings a smile to their faces.
Foster families provide a safe, stable and loving environment until permanency is achieved for the child/children. Foster families work in partnership with the child’s family while they are in care. Families or individuals interested in providing foster care for children are subject to an approval process. The foster care applicants must complete a 30-hour preparation course and receive information necessary to prepare for a rewarding family experience. You can be a foster parent if you are at least 19 years of age, all adults in the home are willing to undergo a thorough background check, including criminal history, and your home conforms to Alabama Minimum Standards for Foster Family Homes, to name a few.
Your willingness and commitment to being a foster parent, as well as your ability to love and care for a child and support the biological family, is the foundation for successfully fostering a child.
If you are interested in learning more about the foster home or adoption process, please feel free to call to speak to Lisa Ligon at 256-357-3010, or 256-357-3059 to speak to Sabrina Voss. Randolph County Department of Human Resources is looking at starting a new foster parent training in March 2022.