Become a Certified Foster Parent

Become a Certified Foster Parent

The foster children and teens The Next Door serves come to us for help with behavioral or mental health issues. Most have been abused and neglected, and many need help catching up with other kids their age. They all need someone with time to give them attention, love and patience as they learn to trust again and heal.

To become a Foster Parent with The Next Door you need:

  • A safe and clean home
  • An extra bedroom
  • Live in Hood River or Wasco County
  • No children under five in the home.
  • Pass a criminal background check.

Foster parents don’t have to own their home. Foster parents come with varied home styles, lifestyles, and personalities. Whether you live in town or in the country, own your home or rent, live in a house or apartment, are married or single, you can become a foster parent.

Our Treatment Services program serves primarily children and teens placed in foster care. We have high standards for our foster parents and are proud of the care they give. Without foster parents, we would not be able to help these youth, so it is important for us to provide great support for our foster parents. Compensation is provided for certified foster homes.