Making Futures Brighter for Foster Children
Since 1954, the Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina has been a sanctuary for children in need. Formerly the Boys Home of North Carolina, the organization has provided a safe place for children who have been removed from their homes due to family dysfunction, neglect or abuse.
B&GH continues to care for kids today, and is committed to "providing a comprehensive array of residential and community-based services to meet the needs of vulnerable children by addressing their physical, emotional, social, educational and spiritual development."
With 178 foster families in more than 30 counties across North Carolina, B&GH is a resource for children who have been placed in the foster care system and is grateful for its dedicated community of foster families. However, more children than ever, especially in the school-aged range, are in need of loving foster families to care for them.
Trust is our cornerstone, and when you take a child in, you can trust that both your family and your heart will grow more than you could expect.
The top 10 frequently asked questions about becoming a foster parent
Think foster parenting might be a good fit for you? The following is a list of 10 frequently asked questions answered by three foster care experts.
The good, the bad, and the growth: 2 foster families share their stories
Becoming a foster parent is a big decision and one that shouldn't be made lightly. For two local couples, however, it's been a choice that has no doubt both tested and strengthened them as families.
Local agency celebrates 178 foster families at annual holiday event
Santa and his elves host a holiday party that celebrates the 156 foster children and the 178 foster families who are part of the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina community.
How foster parents and biological parents can become a bonded family
When circumstances allow, foster parents should make a concerted effort to build a relationship with the foster child's biological parents.
In her own words: a teenage foster child tells her story
Shania was taken into the foster care system at a young age and has had a "unique foster care experience" - one that has involved multiple states, agencies and placements.
Foster families offer 'respite' for children in need
Respite foster care parents are able to relieve the primary foster care parents of their duties for a short period of time - typically a single day, a weekend or one to two weeks.