Foster Care

A Service in the East Region

Since 2013, The Arc of North Carolina has been licensed by NC Department of Health and Human Services as a Child Placing Agency for children with intellectual/developmental disabilities who are under state care.

Foster care is designed to be a temporary service provided to children who are in need of a safe, nurturing family setting in which to grow, heal, and hopefully achieve a successful family plan.  Foster care is provided by trained qualified foster parents who are willing to provide total care of the child and participate in the current family plan for the child. Each foster home must be licensed through the NC Division of Social Services Regulatory and Licensing Service. Currently we are serving Southeastern NC out of our office in Wilmington.

The mission of The Arc of NC is reflected in the high level of support for our foster families as well as the children in our care. The heart of our success relies on the relationships between The Arc of NC’s family supports supervisor as well as the foster parent(s), the children in their care, their families, and the wider team. Trust is essential.  We must communicate a sense of hope and unconditional acceptance to families facing what seems like insurmountable challenges.  We believe in a strong community partnership which collectively addresses the needs of children in foster care and their families. We bring a hopeful outlook to those faced with many challenges and support the successful reunification of families.

For more information on how to become a foster parent, or our foster care program contact Brian Moeller at (910) 538-9421.