Children and Families


Become a Foster Parent

Make a profound difference in a child’s life by opening your heart and home. The Foster Care program at Family & Children’s Agency matches caring families with children from the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. As a foster parent, you will receive:

  • Extensive training and ongoing support,
  • 24-hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Support of experienced, dedicated staff
  • Access to special services for children, including recreation, school programs, and respite care
  • Networking, socializing, and support through other foster families
  • Monthly stipend

Foster Care Opportunities

We currently have foster care opportunities for children in both our Therapeutic and Medically Complex Foster Care programs.

To learn more, watch a video that tells about three families in our Medically Complex Foster Care program.

Therapeutic Foster Care
Our Therapeutic Foster Care program is for children, ages 6 to 18. Currently, most children in the program are between the ages of 11 and 16 and may be experiencing behavioral or emotional problems, such as: depression, special education needs, poor impulse control, undeveloped social skills, anxiety disorders, or oppositional behavior.

Children in the program may have had multiple placements and/or traumatic losses in their lives.  They will need structure, stability, security, and an opportunity to succeed.

Medically Complex Foster Care
Our Medically Complex Foster Care program is for children, ages newborn to 18, who have medically complex needs. Special medical training and support is available to all foster care parents. Children in this program may have one or more of the following physical conditions:

  • complications from premature birth or low birth weight
  • feeding difficulties (infants and/or children)
  • cardiac problems
  • asthma
  • burns
  • life-threatening illness
  • physical injuries from abuse

For More Information

For more information on becoming a Foster Parent, contact Sheila Bowles at (203) 523-5323 or email