Become a CHD Foster Parent

Foster parents provide a critical safety net for children who've been abused, neglected, or abandoned by their families.

Open Your Home

In Western Massachusetts, there are more kids waiting for homes than there are homes available. That’s where you can make a difference.

CHD Foster Care

We currently maintain 65 foster homes throughout the region. Every day, we receive referrals for children transitioning out of group housing, being discharged from a hospital, or entering the foster care system.

As needs vary from child to child, you’ll have the opportunity to assist with:

  • Short term and long term placements
  • Emergency overnight placements
  • Placement for children with special medical or other support needs

However you choose to help, you’ll be fully supported by experienced caseworkers and home-finders.

Inquire About Foster Parenting

Interested in becoming a foster parent? Contact us today!

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As a CHD foster parent, you’ll learn about a range of topics, including discipline, bullying, eating disorders, and suicide prevention. You’ll have the tools to help children cope with issues of trauma and abandonment. We can also provide counseling to help with issues such as depression and anxiety. We value our foster parents as important partners. We will be there to support you and your foster child in any way that we can.

While foster care inevitably comes with challenges, foster kids are really no different than their peers. They want to make friends, have fun, and just be kids. Together, you can attend holiday parties, monthly activities, and field trips that make lasting memories.

Becoming a foster parent means giving a child a second chance. The care you provide fosters the skills and confidence needed to live a full and productive life.

Thanks to partners like you, every child in our foster care program receives the love and attention they deserve.

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Foster Care Programs

Kids of all ages are waiting for long- and short-term placements with loving families.

Donate to Maryanne's Kids

Your support of MaryAnne’s Kids allows opportunities for children in foster care that would otherwise be unavailable to them. By providing these children the means to pursue special interests in music, dance, art, sports, summer camps and extra-curricular education, we hope to offer a positive influence that will remain with them throughout their lives.

The impact and joys of fostering

Josefina has been a foster parent for nearly 20 years. During this time, Josefina has provided a stable home for many kids over the years, each coming into her care from a range of different experiences, but each with one thing in common: the need for a stable home, and room to grow.

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