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Specialized Foster Care


As a Specialized Foster Care provider, you will have the unique opportunity to put your skills and experience to work one-on-one with an at-risk youth or teen in the foster care system. 


Your direct, 24/7 care can make all the difference. For many of these youth, they’ve never experienced the impact of a full-time adult advocate. The youth that are placed in Specialized Foster Care have had serious challenges in their lives. Your skills and love will give them a fresh chance to succeed. 

You can be a champion of hope for struggling youth & teens.

Call us now at 877.380.4376

Fostering a teen can change your life... and theirs

Teens in the foster care system are among the least likely to find a home. Nearly 5,000 young adults in California "age out" of the foster care system, many without ever having known a stable home. Fostering a teen may not be your first choice, but the rewards in doing so can last a lifetime.

The right foster family can provide guidance and direction for a teen who is struggling. We've all had those special people in our lives, the ones who find us at just the right time and help us navigate our most difficult times. You have the potential to become that person in the life of a teen in foster care.

Requirements to Become a Foster Family

Aspiranet works with foster families regardless of ethnic background, education level, sexual orientation, relationship status (single, married, partnered), job status (full or part-time), or homeownership.

  • Parent(s) must be 21 years or older

  • Should have adequate space in their home for a child

  • All adults over 18 must clear a background check

  • Parent(s) must have a valid California driver's license, DMV record, reliable transportation, and proof of insurance

  • Parent(s) will need to successfully complete Aspiranet foster parent classes, CPR and first aid classes, family interviews and assessments, and a home inspection

The Hard Truth About Teens in Foster Care

  • 45% of foster children live in non-relative foster homes

  • 10% of foster children spend more than 5 years in foster care

  • 22% of youth in foster care are age 13 or older

  • The average age of a child entering foster care is 7 to 8 years old

  • Over 437,000 children and youth are in foster care in the United States

  • More boys than girls are in the foster care system (52% to 48%)

  • 61% of the children removed from their home are due to abusive neglect

  • 12% of the children removed from their home are due to physical abuse

  • Of youth who age out of the foster care system, 25% are incarcerated within 2 years, and only 50% graduate from high school

  • Children and adolescents with foster care experience are diagnosed with PTSD at twice the rate of US war veterans

Call us now at 877.380.4376

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