Become a Koinonia Parent

There is nothing more rewarding in this world than helping a child in need.

Being a Koinonia parent means you will be a part of an organization with very high standards and expertise to help children in need. Children in foster care have been exposed to various forms of abuse and we need you to work with us and help these children. As a Koinonia parent you might be the first person in their life to truly love and care for them.

This is not always easy, but you will have a team of individuals to help you along the way. All of our children have a mental health diagnosis and treatment plans are established to best serve the child. We work together as a team to provide hope and healing to the children in our care. These children need loving and patient parents and we ask that you consider becoming a child's greatest hope.

Some of the requirements of becoming a Koinonia parent are, but not limited to:
  • Must be financially self-supporting.
  • Complete a thorough training course taught by the Koinonia staff (40 hours in Nevada, 18-30 hours in California depending on county).
  • All adults in the home must be fingerprinted and obtain a criminal record clearance and a child abuse index clearance.
  • Have a TB test, showing negative results.
  • Obtain a general health clearance.
  • Receive CPR & First Aid training (infant, child & adult CPR).
  • Water Safety Training is necessary if there is a body of water such as a pool, spa or pond on the property, or if the children swim in an area where there is no lifeguard on duty.
  • A current DMV printout showing proof of a valid driver's license.
  • Proof of insurance (auto, homeowner's and sometimes renter's).
  • Home study evaluation and interviews completed with Koinonia staff.

Koinonia provides the support of a professional Case Worker who is a resource and coordinates the child's treatment plan with the Koinonia parent(s). Our parents are provided monthly formal training and on-going individual training, as needed.

All Koinonia foster children are given medical and dental care, receive professional counseling and a monthly allowance. Koinonia provides monetary reimbursement for each foster child placed in your home. If you have more questions about foster care, call us or read our foster care FAQ.

Have you ever thought about giving a child a permanent home? In California we have a great need for parents willing to adopt a child.

If you're ready for the next step, or simply want more information, please call us or inquire online right now.

877-CHILDS-HOPE (877-244-5374)

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