Become a Foster Parent
Foster Parents change lives
This is an opportunity like no other in life. To provide a gift of belonging, security, and love to a child that needs a space to grow and believe in who they can become. Becoming a foster parent is more than a reimbursement for taking care of a child in need. It is a chance to offer safety, mentorship, and opportunity to someone whose trauma is so grave that even as an adult you may not be able to be ok. It is ok to not be ok, but to offer a child the opportunity to not be ok and still obtain resources, develop abilities, and obtain the willingness to be more than who they are now - is a gift like no other.
We often take for granted our homes, our beds, the safety of our lives. Many of us never knew the uncertainty of our next meal, our personal safety, or the safety of our siblings. Many of us do not know the worry and fear of a parent on drugs or domestic violence and rape. Many of us do not understand underage trafficking, gang violence, or watching a loved one die due to these circumstances. Lets be very real about this issue - foster care is not a pretty picture, but it is the one we that society has painted for us and our children.
If you open your life to a child in need, giving them with a safe place to lay their head, a good education, a meal, a connection to their family, they may eventually see the gift you are providing them. We will not sugar coat the journey. The journey is grueling and difficult, but the rewards are life changing for the child and you. The only guarantees in fostering are that you will be forever changed by your experiences working with children whose odds are stacked dramatically against them at every turn. Your experience is the one that is most important to us, because we already know you are the right person for the job. You found us.. Now let us help you find a way to be the change in others.
Support We Offer
Bamboo Sunrise is proud to provide PRIDE training to new foster, adoptive and kinship parents. The same curriculum surpasses the standards set by Nevada and is also open to biological families to ensure continuity among all those who support our children.
Do you need to meet the ongoing requirements of foster care training? Every foster parent in Nevada is required to obtain at minimum 20 hours of continuing education annually. Bamboo Sunrise offers a multitude of in-person and online options for professional parents.
Do you require CEU's? Are you a practicum student or intern? Do you need to increase your knowledge of trauma focused and/or behavioral interventions? We offer and host a number of CEU online or in-person courses to assist professionals, staff, and parents in understanding the underlying issues of trauma.