Foster Care

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Foster Parents Whether a family is biological, blended, foster, or nuclear, it takes a village to raise a child. We encourage single people, couples (married and unmarried) to consider becoming  foster parents.

Youth We work with a diverse group of youth from varying backgrounds. Some have developmental disabilities, medical conditions, or physical limitations. Each child has their own unique personality and needs a stable, loving environment in which to thrive.

Matching Families and youth are matched based on a number of factors such as location, preferences, educational resources, cultural background etc. Foster families are part of the the process and empowered to make the decision regarding what is right for them.

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Support If you choose to foster with IPPI we are there for you every step of the way. You will receive ongoing professional training, assistance with coordinating services and developing and utilizing community resources and connections, and respite care planning.

Tax-Free Stipend Foster parents receive a tax-free stipend for the care they provide. As a foster parent with IPPI you are an integral part of a professional multi-disciplinary team that creates an individualized treatment and supp ort plan for each child based his or her  individual needs.

Interested in becoming a Foster Parent? We’d love to talk with you! Fill out the brief questionnaire below and our Home Finding Specialist will contact you. Preliminary Questionnaire

Contact Information

Vanessa Watkins – Home Finding Specialist
203.494.1225 –

Martha Wick – Family Resource Specialist
203.317.2700 Ext. 134 –

Becoming A Foster Parent
Frequently Asked Questions

Volunteer Opportunities If you are unable to foster a child there are other ways to help by sharing your time, skills and abilities to support foster parents and youth in care such as; becoming a respite provider, guest speaker, community resource, job coach/mentor.
Contact Vanessa Watkins at 203.494.1225.

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