Why Should You Become a Foster Parent? Page Image Page ContentMany of us have wonderful memories of growing up…of days at school with friends, of hugs from our parents, of simple pleasures like eating meals together as a family. As a Foster Parent, you can make a child safe and help him or her start to build happy memories. You also can provide the guidance and compassion children need to find success in school, in relationships and in life. Benefits Satisfaction of making a difference in a child’s life Professional training and support Being part of Boys Town’s mission to change the way America cares for children, families and communities Competitive reimbursement Foster Parents are special people. They possess the gift of being able to open their hearts and homes to children who are in need of a safe, nurturing place to live, and when the time is right, letting them go so they can continue the healing process. We value our Foster Parents for their compassion and their expertise in caring for children in their own homes. With your courage, strength and patience, you can be a hero to a child through the Boys Town Foster Family Services ® Program.