The average age of a young person in foster care is 8 — but many youth in the system are in their teens, and in some states even their early twenties. Older youth are often harder to place and are in especially high need of loving, supportive homes. What's more — older foster youth disproportionately identify as LGBTQ, and could benefit from a foster parent with a shared identity.
Every foster parent is required to undergo a certain number of hours of training as part of the home study — the legal process that certified you to host foster care children in your home. This webinar will cover the type of training required — and the resources and support foster parents receive once they enter the system.
No one becomes a successful foster care parent without help along the way — typically, you'll interact with several child welfare experts, whose jobs it is to help prepare and guide you through the process, and be your cheerleader when you need support. (And you will!) This webinar will walk you through just one example of how gay foster dads and the staff at their agency work together throughout the foster care certification process — and beyond.
Each month Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation hosts topic-specific webinars for intended parents about all aspects of the surrogacy process: from finding a surrogate, to legal needs, to comparing surrogacy agency costs. All webinars are free.
Circle's private consultations are free, and allow their team to hear your story and what brought you to surrogacy. They'll also discuss an overview of their program and agency protocols, matching with a surrogate mother, surrogacy costs, insurance and much more.
Starting the process of family building as a gay man can be overwhelming. Learn more about:
- Where to begin choosing your fertility clinic, egg donor, and surrogate
- How to navigate financial & legal aspects
- Where to get support along the way