Foster Care

Safe & Loving Home

Becoming a Foster Parent

Residing Hope (formerly Florida United Methodist Children’s Home) is a faith-based, non-profit organization that has been providing foster care services since 2002.

Children in foster care often come from traumatic circumstances of abuse, neglect, or abandonment, and are placed for short-term or long-term periods based on their individual needs. When possible, the children are reunited with their parents. If reunification is not possible, foster children go on to be placed in permanent adoptive homes.


Hundreds of children in Florida are currently waiting in shelters for a family to provide them with a safe and loving home. And while the job of a foster parent is not easy, it can be one of the most rewarding experiences.

Are you ready to Foster?

Residing Hope provides the training necessary to be a successful foster parent, as well as the ongoing support to care for a child who needs a loving home. Our Foster Care program is fully accredited by Florida Department of Children and Families, EAGLE Accreditation Commission, and the Council On Accreditation.

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Training Provided
Spiritual Support

Support provided includes:

  • Pastor on staff for spiritual support and guidance.
  • Foster Family Camp in a retreat setting. All expenses for lodging and meals are covered by Residing Hope.
  • Monthly trainings provided as well as annual events and activities.
  • Montessori program and after school care on our Enterprise campus (subject to availability).
  • Residing Hope staff will, upon request, attend court appearances and staffing meetings to assist foster parents in navigating the child welfare system.
  • Weekday summer camp on our Enterprise campus (subject to availability).
  • Foster Care offices maintain diapers, toys and supplies to support families caring for foster children.

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, or simply learning more, contact one of our offices.

Volusia and Flagler Counties
Call: 386.738.3663
Broward and Palm Beach Counties
Call: 954.514.7000

Residing Hope does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law except where such protected category is a bone fide occupational qualification (BFOQ), to the extent that someone’s needs can be addressed and cared for within the scope of program services with the financial resources of the agency.

Residing Hope makes services accessible and available for persons with communication challenges. An equal opportunity employer. Pursuant to Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, any disabled person wishing to access services or who may be in need of special assistance should contact at least 48 hours in advance of the service or meeting. If you are hearing impaired, please call the Florida Relay Service at 800.955.8771 (TDD).

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