For a decade, FRTC has been in the community talking to folks all over Idaho about the need for foster families through our recruitment and mentoring program, Fostering Idaho. Fostering Idaho has successfully recruited and mentored many families. However, sometimes families feel that adoption is a better fit for them and want to pursue that avenue. Utilizing the Idaho Wednesday's Child program casts a wide net across the state of ldaho because of how closely we work with Fostering Idaho.
Our staff is equipped with years of experience in the field of Child Welfare and are sensitive to the needs of children from a trauma-informed perspective, while also relating to the needs of the families they work with.
Once a child's profile is on the website and other media outlets, families have the opportunity to inquire about the child. They can do so on the Waiting Child Profile page or through any of the national exchanges on which the profile is featured. This inquiry information is collected in our database. The Wednesday's Child Recruitment Coordinator will contact the family via email and send them information regarding getting a home study if one is needed. The Family’s contact information is then sent to the child’s permanency team. We work closely with social workers regarding the family’s home study progress. Our Coordinators desire to work closely with permanency teams.