• Making a professional commitment to provide services so that foster children can soar to great heights.

  • Great Heights Foster Care, Inc.

    Great Heights Foster Care, Inc. is a licensed Child Placement Agency (CPA) and established 501(c)(3) non-profit in the State of Georgia. Great Heights is contracted with the state to provide services to children and youth (ages 0-21) in foster care who, for one reason or another, cannot safely remain in their primary caregiver’s home. We evaluate and train individuals and couples interested in being approved as foster parents and commit to work in the best interest of the child and ensure their safety, permanency, and well-being. Fundraising, community outreach, and awareness efforts are also a part of Great Heights' mission to send children into the world ready to soar.

    "The courage to soar to great heights is inside all of us."

    Kerri Strug​

  • FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION

    Great Heights seeks to offer foster families quality support and communication with love and integrity so that we can efficiently provide child placement services to foster children and youth.

     

    Foster Care

    The Child Welfare Information Gateway defines foster care as "a temporary service provided by states for children who cannot live with their families."

     

    Great Heights is invested in welcoming, training, and approving foster parents to care for children and youth in the custody of the state, ages 0-21, with various needs and backgrounds. Great Heights seeks to support foster parents in a warm and loving environment created with integrity, ethics and a knowledge of the system and child development.

     

    If you are interested in learning more about fostering we would love to hear from you; contact information is in the "contact us" section.

    Adoption

    The primary goal during foster care is almost always to have a child or youth reunited with the family members from whom they were removed; however, the reality is that sometimes this is not possible. Adoption from foster care becomes the focus of a child or youth's case when it is determined that they can no longer be safely reunited with the family they were removed from, despite the best efforts of all involved.

     

    In such cases Great Heights will aid in the facilitation of the adoption process for families adopting a child in the foster care system.

     

    If you are interested in learning more please don't hesitate to reach out.

  • BECOMING A FOSTER PARENT

    1

    Schedule a one-on-one 1.5 hour Initial Orientation so you can learn more about fostering and Great Heights as an agency.

    2

    Take at least a night/day and up to 60 days* to decide if you want to move forward with the application process.

    *After 60 days you will need to complete the orientation over again.

    3

    Request an application to complete and submit at your own pace.

    4

    Complete and pass screenings. The following is checked and evaluated:

    • Child Abuse Registry
    • CPS History
    • Criminal Record History
    • Department of Corrections
    • Drug Screen
    • Medical Evaluation
    • Board of Pardons and Parole
    • Sex Offender Registry
    5

    Schedule and complete the Home Study.*

    *Minimum of 3 visits.

    6

    Complete IMPACT, a 24-hour training program, to gain a deeper knowledge of how to care for a child in foster care.

    7

    A letter is issued notifying you of your approval status.

    8

    Once you are approved you are ready to welcome children into your home!

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  • CONTACT US

    3340 Peachtree Road - Building 100 • Suite 1800 - Atlanta, GA 30326

    770.334.9373

    Monday - Friday

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    If you plan to stop by please call ahead as staff members may be in the field.

  • If you would prefer to reach out via e-mail, fill out the information below and a staff member will respond as soon as possible.*

    *Please complete all fields.

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    If you have concern for the safety 0r well-being of a child in the State of Georgia you can make a report (anonymous if preferred) to the CPS Centralized Communication Center at:

    1-855-GA-CHILD (1-855-422-4453).