There weren’t enough foster parents before coronavirus; the stressors of COVID-19 have only increased the need for loving foster parents.
Even in an ordinary economic downturn, there are higher rates of:
- Domestic violence
- Alcohol and drug abuse, and
- Mental illness
Add the heightened emotional and physical stress that COVID-19 puts on families—not to mention the need to stay inside and the extremely challenging financial conditions we are experiencing today—and you have a recipe for many more children entering the foster care system.
That’s why the need for foster parents is arguably greater than ever before.
Virtual Foster Parent Training Now Available
The good news is that if you’re interested in becoming a foster parent, now is a great opportunity to jumpstart the process.
In the wake of COVID-19, virtual foster parent training is now available, so you can begin the process of becoming a foster parent while maintaining social distancing.
Better yet, you can now network virtually with foster parents and learn more about foster parenting without leaving your home.
And if you felt like you couldn’t complete foster parent training because the in-person classes conflicted with your work schedule, you now have a new option that makes it easier and more convenient than ever to begin the process.
Ready to Begin the Application and Approval Process?
Want to learn more about the benefits of being a foster parent? Or if you’re ready to begin the application and approval process electronically, complete our information request form or contact an Omni Visions office.
Since 1991, Omni has specialized in providing training and support to caregivers so foster children can reach their fullest potential. And just as before the emergence of COVID-19, we continue to provide support 24/7/365.
Our children are more in need of love and reassurance than ever before. Give us a call toll-free at (800) 851-6108.