Genesis Foster Care and Adoption Services

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Genesis Foster Care and Adoption Services

There are nearly 500,000 children nationally in foster care each year. Many reside in West Virginia. Genesis Youth Crisis Center, Inc. is seeking families who are willing to provide a caring and nurturing home for these children by becoming a Genesis Foster Parent and make a positive change in the lives of our state’s children who are in need of temporary or permanent families. It is our goal to connect these children with safe, nurturing relationships that will last a lifetime. Please consider becoming part of our team and providing a child with the gift of “family”.

To meet general requirements you must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be either single or married
  • Be able to meet basic income guidelines
  • Be able to provide adequate bedroom space and a separate bed for each foster child
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Be willing to complete 30 hours of free training in PRIDE (Parent Resource Information Development and Education)
  • Agree to use non-physical discipline for children in your care
  • Be willing for everyone in your household to undergo complete background checks. Licenses will be fingerprinted as part of the federal Adam Walsh Act After completing a 30-hour PRIDE training and a series of paperwork with the Foster Care Homefinder, Genesis will contact you to arrange an appointment for the health and safety checks of your home.