Our Foster Parents are the very backbone of our model of care. They dispel the notion that being a Foster Parent is just a job; they prove that it’s a calling that requires a true dedication to service and the well-being of children. On a full-time basis and with ongoing training, they raise up to six children (brothers and sisters) in a single-family home in one of our Village communities—where they are supported by a care team of other Foster Parents, Village directors, case workers, and therapists. Their work is beyond measure in terms of responsibility, importance, and impact.
It is our constant goal to bring more exceptional Foster Parents into the SOS Children’s Villages Illinois community. There is no shortage of children and families in need. As we seek to fulfill our mission, it is paramount that we spread awareness about sibling separation in foster care and the solution we provide.
It truly does take a village to raise a child, and we seek dedicated and mission-driven Foster Parents to join our Village and make a difference in the lives of youth in need.