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Mentor a Child or Teen: Become a Professional Parent

Professional Parents Help Kids Gain Independence

You can become a professional parent and help a child or teen in foster care. Professional parents are passionate members of a team who mentor a child by providing unconditional care and stability in their homes. By mentoring an older child, you help strengthen their family connections and teach them independence. Help a teen today, become a professional parent.

"This program,the staff and Professional Parents, are a family. We really work as a team. There is a lot of support. It is enjoyable and we like what we do."

Read below to read more about our 6 month professional parent program. Or, learn more about our 60 day program.

Key Components of Professional Parenting

  • $2,500 monthly stipend offered
  • No eject, no reject policy (we always say yes and never give up on our youth!)
  • In-home trained and professional support available
  • Short term - 60 days or 6 months
  • A cooperative program of Uplift Family Services Foster Care and Adoption Services (FCAS) and Wraparound Services
  • Available within Santa Clara County and closely surrounding areas

Still undecided? Here are what other Professional Parents are saying:

"We love challenges and working with kids. When the youth succeeds it feels like a victory for me as well and makes the challenge worth more."

"I feel I make and have made a difference in their lives."

Professional Parent Success Stories


Tommy's Story

How do I get more information?
Fill out our online form for more information or contact our recruiter at (408) 874-7111 or toll free at (877) 488-5437.

Confidentiality of Uplift Family Services children and families has been preserved through the use of models. Some stories may be composites of multiple cases.