Refer a Child & Learn About Foster Care

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To admit a child or adolescent to our Family Foster Care or Therapeutic Foster Care program, please contact our Foster Care Department at (828) 254-5356 Ext. 318 or email us at .

For a full referral packet for Therapeutic Foster Care Click Here! You may email or fax the referral packet to us. Please send faxes to (828) 259-5384 and make sure the fax is to the attention of Foster Care.

What is Foster Care?

Eliada’s foster care programs promote permanent family living arrangements for children through reunification, guardianship, and adoption. Children who we serve are 0-21 years old.

Eliada’s programs include Family Foster Care, Therapeutic Foster Care, Respite Care, and Adoption.

There are not enough foster homes for children who, for various reason, need to be taken out of their homes.

We do, though, have enough good people that either have or know someone that has an extra bed in our community.

Become a Foster Parent

Interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent?  Fill out this interest form, and one of our Licensing Specialists will be in touch!

Click here for the interest form! Or you can reach out to our Foster Parent Recruiters at .

Info sessions on becoming a Foster Parent will be held the first Thursday of every month in the Compton House.  Please call 828-254-5356 Ext 380 to RSVP.

Who Are Our Foster Parents?

Eliada’s Foster Care Parents come from all walks of life! We have single parent homes and two parent homes.  We have grandparents who become foster parents bringing success to a new generation of children. We have people who have never had children but feel a deep commitment to working with them. Our parents provide that genuine love and support that our foster children are in need of! Learn more about becoming a foster parent. Click Here!

The Benefits of Foster Care

The Foster Care system enhances the well-being of children and families by attending to the needs of the child, their family and the foster family. Children in need of foster homes are often from right here in Western North Carolina. They range in age from 0-21 years and experience a range of emotional and behavioral issues. These behaviors are addressed in a nurturing family environment where children are taught to concentrate on their strengths and enhance their self-esteem.

Eliada’s programs promote permanent family living arrangements for children through: reunification, guardianship, independent living, and adoption.