Becoming a Foster Parent
Deciding to become a foster parent is a wonderful and exciting journey. It can, however, be a little overwhelming at times. At Seven Homes, we pride ourselves on providing our foster families with the guidance, support, and services needed to make the process as smooth as possible.
Register for an Information Session
CLICK HERE to register today! This is a free virtual session that happens twice a month and will review the process in-depth and answer any questions you have.
Start the application process
This is a chance to tell us about you and your family. The link to the application is provided during the Information Session.
Attend MAPP Training
This is a 30 hour course with a trauma informed focus utilizing the TBRI method. This class is taught in-person over the course of 10 weeks and is free. Classes will be held in multiple cities throughout the year. CLICK HERE to view the class schedule.
Complete Licensing Paperwork
This includes but not limited to an application, Fire Inspection, Home Inspection, Fingerprints, Health Check, and Background Check. You will receive all the details during your MAPP Class journey.
All of your paperwork will be submitted to the state to review and once it comes back approved, children can start coming to your home to be loved and cared for.
Foster Care is about finding families for children, not children for families.
This is the philosophy Seven Homes takes when placing children.
If you are seeking an agency with which you may find a rewarding experience as a foster family, Seven Homes is the place. Offering a traditional foster care program that provides a supportive and nurturing system for both the foster child and foster family is key.
Seven Homes is the only agency in North Carolina that offers the Trust-Based Relational Intervention(TBRI) model approach to MAPP Classes. It is our relational approach that is all attachment based. Several of our trainers have personal experience as foster and adoptive parents themselves and that provides a unique perspective to the trauma informed aspect of the training. The tools we teach, we use ourselves.
You will never be left alone on the journey of fostering. The staff at Seven Homes provides a high level of support to foster parents including fun activities, support calls when needed with a license TBRI Practitioner, on going training and more.
In this mutual respect of Seven Homes’ staff and foster parents, these foster children are able to grow and develop in the context of parental values and family meaning apart from the imposition of an artificial therapeutic system that is out of character with the true challenges and healing that occur with the family.
Seven Homes prides itself on the provision of a safe, secure and nurturing environment for its foster children by not only preserving the dignity and autonomy of the family unit, but by fostering what befits the unique nature of each of its foster families. This unique nature is substantiated by values of love, trust, responsibility, caring, industry, sharing, mutual respect and understanding, self-control and prudence, chastity and the like.
Children who enter our foster homes not only experience such values but are allowed to bring their unique values and personalities into the new family context. Children are not punished for negative behaviors but are constantly encouraged and taught into developing values through making positive choices and taking positive actions. Altogether our foster parents bring years of experience and knowledge in the loving acts of fostering children. Seven Homes encourages and supports our foster families who are interested in pursuing adoption of their foster children if the court decides that the children cannot return home.