Every child deserves to live in a home where he/she feels safe and loved and is able to thrive. When a child has a developmental disability, complex medical condition, or behavioral health issue, things can become more complicated. Foster parents step in to provide that kind of home when the biological parents can’t, for whatever reason.
The Arc of Anchorage is licensed as a Child Placement Agency by the State of Alaska Office of Children’s Services. This gives The Arc the authority to recruit, train and license foster parents who are willing to provide a home for children served by The Arc.
Children who need a therapeutic foster family might experience:
- Severe emotional disturbance, like depression, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, or bipolar disorder
- A developmental disability like mental retardation, autism, or cerebral palsy
- A complex medical condition that could include many diagnoses, but commonly includes feeding by a g-tube and having a tracheotomy
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