Transitional Foster Care

Foster care family


Youth For Tomorrow has an urgent need for short term foster parents for unaccompanied immigrant children who are awaiting reunification with family or sponsors in the U.S. If you have ever considered fostering, this opportunity may be for you. 

In 2012, Youth For Tomorrow received a bipartisan request to help children who were coming across our borders without accompaniment. As a humanitarian and faith-based institution, we responded to the plight of these children, some of whom are impoverished, fleeing gang violence in their home country, or may be at high risk of abuse and neglect as well as labor or sex trafficking.

These children are temporary residents at YFT’s main campus as they await reunification. We provide a warm, welcoming and safe home environment. We feed, clothe and educate these children in our private nationally accredited residential program.  They attend our on-campus school, and are provided counseling and nursing care.  YFT case managers prepare them for reunification, ensuring a safe release, with family members in the United States or with other fully vetted sponsors.

YFT has received funding from the federal government to place some of these children in short term, transitional foster homes. For younger children (under 13 years of age), sibling groups and parenting and pregnant teens caring foster parents in transitional foster homes may be best environment for them while Youth For Tomorrow works to reunite them with their families.

 Key Points

  • These are younger children, siblings and pregnant and parenting teens with limited behavioral issues.
  • Most of these children are placed with YFT for less than 95 days, so the commitment is typically 45- 90 days, sometimes longer.
  • Transitional Foster Care parents do not have to be bilingual. Children typically learn English quickly and are acculturated to the U.S. when they are immersed in an home where the first language is English. 
  • Schooling and all health care will be provided by YFT on campus
  • Assistance with transportations and child care
  • The school day is 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Free training and extensive support
  • Monthly compensation begins at $1,000 and is tax free income
  • Click here to download the FAQs

For more information:

Please call the Foster Care Team at (703) 425-9200 or email us

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