As of 2018, there are almost 4,000 Montana children in foster care due to the abuse, neglect, or abandonment caused by their parents or other caretakers.
The children who are placed in foster care by the Child Family Services Department (CFSD) range in age from infants to teenagers. They come from many different backgrounds and reflect the cultural diversity of the state. Emotional, behavioral, mental, or physical problems related to the abuse or neglect are common. A sense of grief and loss are common denominators for these children.
Are you wondering what the process is to become a Child Bridge Family?
First, we ask all families to complete a Child Bridge Family Application. Learning about you, your interests, and the age of children in your home helps us guide you, make suggestions, and provide introductions to training and support that might best fit your family.
After you have completed the form, a Child Bridge Community Director will reach out to you. The first steps of your journey will be to watch two short videos about caring for children who have experienced trauma, attend a Support Team Training in your area, and plug in to one of our monthly resource groups.
We want to set our families up to thrive while doing foster care. And we are here for you all along the way! Contact one of our Community Directors to find out more.
Here are just a few of the ways Child Bridge wants to come along side you.
At any time during the process, please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can assist you in any way. Thank you again for considering caring for Montana children in need.