Give A Child A New Start

The primary goals of CHOSEN are to provide a program that is able to teach, train, and model positive parenting skills for the child’s family (to support the child’s return home) and:

  • is a family-based alternative to institutionalization
  • trains parents to treat and teach troubled children and adolescents
  • teaches youth to engage in social behaviors
  • is satisfying and enjoyable for the child
  • is rewarding for the treatment parents
  • is able to move kids toward permanence
  • is a well-respected, cost-effiecient model of treatment for troubled children

CHOSEN treatment families accept the challenge of working with youth who have been abandoned, abused, and neglected. They possess a willingness to explore the challenges of parenting troubled youth.

CHOSEN provides Treatment Parents with intensive training, supervision, and support. Parents have access to a 24-hour on-call hotline. Respite care is offered, along with a tax-free monthly stipend.

In general, we require that parents are willing to work with adolescents, as they make up the majority of the children referred to CHOSEN. Parents must be at least 21 years of age. They may be married or single. Parents must be generally in good health, and able to meet family financial obligations.

To learn more about foster parenting, please view our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you would like to be contacted by a CHOSEN parent recruiter, please click here and fill out the very brief form.


...for devastating events that have occurred within a few of our CHOSEN families: for the mother of a foster mom had a stroke late last month; for a foster mom whose brother was struck by a car and passed away earlier this month - the 4th family member she has lost in a year - as well as the unexpected removal of her foster youth at the child's request; for a foster dad whose brother passed away suddenly; and another foster dad who lost his half-brother a couple days after being rushed to the ER.

...for an elderly GSN client who will undergo a kidney procedure, we ask a quick recovery and for her fears about the hospital to be dispelled.

...for an 11-year-old foster child whose biological mother has been inconsistent in her contact with him, leading him to exhibit tantrum behaviors, and for his foster mom as she offers support and care to help him deal with it.

...for a teenage CHOSEN girl who continues to leave home without permission for extended periods. This is compromising her safety and may require that she be placed in a higher level of care.

...for another teenage CHOSEN girl who has left home without permission and has not returned.

...for a former GSN and volunteer family who completed their housing program without success and had to leave with few alternatives. Please remember their 2 high school age children who may be sent to shelters.

...for the husband of a former staff member who has stage II pancreatic cancer and will begin chemotherapy on February 25.

...for the quick recovery of a 3-month-old infant boy who had surgery.

...for a foster mom who is considering whether to take in a difficult placement that was referred to us.

Answered Prayers!

Note: Names have been changed, where necessary, to protect the identities of our kids and families.

We are so thankful for the prayer warriors who have partnered with us! We see His answers every day.

Regarding our prayer for new families to step forward, we had 6 families graduate from CHOSEN pre-service training last month, and 2 families expressed interest in becoming Safe host families after hearing our presentation at Calvary Baptist Church in Bel Air.

We are grateful for a woman who responded to our last Prayer Gram and donated 2 boxes of diapers.

Many thanks to the two who responded to the need of a Safe Families host family who was struggling to pay for car repairs. One of the donors was also a Safe Families host family.

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