Become A Foster Parent

Become A Foster Parent

When you become a foster parent with Gateway, you transform the life of a child and become part of a dedicated support network.

Gateway currently has a strong network of more than 100 foster families, but the need for more foster parents has never been greater.  If you want to help transform the lives of Alabama children and strengthen the future of our state, we hope you consider foster parenting with Gateway.

Hear from a Gateway Foster Parent

Why foster parent with Gateway?

We've got your back every step of the way.

Our foster parents tell us our staff make it possible for them to do all that they do.  Our workers are available 24/7 for after-hours phone calls, counseling and clinical support.

We give you tools to succeed.

Gateway is the only agency in Alabama to train its foster parents in the nation's leading trauma-safety model.  Our foster parents also receive 40 hours of agency-sponsored training and on-going support to provide the best, trauma-informed care possible for Alabama foster youth.

We provide responsive financial support.

We know that caring for children in need can be expensive. Gateway gives the most responsive financial child support to its foster parents, including mileage reimbursements, child clothing stipends and free access to Gateway's financial counseling services.

You unlock a child's potential and are a part of a solution.

Can you imagine trying to focus in the classroom, build healthy relationships or succeeding at a job interview without knowing where you will sleep that night?  We can't either.  When you open your heart and your home to a child in need, you strengthen the foundation of his or her mental health, development and well being.     

Talk to one of our Foster Parent Recruiters!

We are ready to talk to you about foster parenting.  Lauren Summers and Reggie Wilson have a combined 30 years of experience working with Gateway foster families.  Whether you know you want to begin this journey or want to find out if it is right for you, we look forward to chatting.

Reggie Wilson

Foster Parent Recruiter