• 24-hour care for children in an approved foster home (no more than six youth, including natural children)
  • Services to birth/legal parents (and other potential permanent caregivers) aimed at achieving permanency for children through reunification with birth/legal parents, adoption, or permanent legal custodianship
  • Services to prepare youth aged 14 years and older for independent living.

Foster mother with baby

Kinship care

Medical Foster Care (MFC)

Children eligible for MFC may be:

  • Premature babies with resulting developmental impairments
  • Babies that came in contact with drugs during gestation
  • Children with cerebral palsy
  • Children with multiple diagnoses and conditions

Treatment Foster Care (TFC)

Delta’s TFC program offers emotional support for children with special emotional and/or behavioral needs within therapeutic, structured family settings. The goal is to place the child permanently, in addition to helping them reach their behavioral goals in the process. Ultimately, with a specialized treatment plan, the child can be “stepped down” to a lower level of care after successfully addressing the behaviors. In addition, TFC may help prevent a child from being “stepped up” to a more restricted treatment plan.

To clarify, you must complete certain training topics before you can qualify as a TFC resource parent. Serving as a foster parent for a TFC child, requires emotional stability, an open mind, and a team approach. However, you are not alone. TFC parents partner with agency staff. As a team they advocate on behalf of the child to obtain education, vocational, and medical services. In addition, they work to obtain community recreational services that support the treatment goals.

This link leads to the foster parent application