Foster Parenting Information

A couple months ago Tammy Burris-Peterman and Tammy Woirhaye did guest blogs about being in Foster Care and being a Foster Parent, respectively.  Since those blogs ran there have been questions as to how someone might become a Foster Parent.  Below is information about the STARS Program which is a state requirement for anyone interested in becoming a Foster Parent.

Here’s a link to the State of Missouri’s website about the Foster Parent Progam

Here’s a brief description from the site:  “The STARS program is designed to facilitate the development of relationships between prospective foster parents and adoptive parents and co-trainers which promote the communication necessary for team building.  This is accomplished through the content of the curriculum and the methods used to present the material”.

Should you have an interest, the following information is timely as a new STARS Class will begin February 8th, 2011.

 STARS  –  Trainers are David Dalby and Betty Alvis  ////  All held on Tuesday evenings from 6-9 p.m.

February 8, 15, 22

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

April 5

These classes will be held in the Baptist Church on Second St. in Clinton.

David will need the list of participants/full mailing addresses/phone numbers for potential participants in the next day or so to get letters out!!!!!!! He is very anxious to get these letters out, so I need to hear from interested parties as soon as possible.

Please feel free to have them call me with any questions or to enroll in the classes. My work number is listed below and I would be happy to have them call me on my cell at 417-298-0093!


Carol Stollings

Children’s Service Worker II

Adoption/Licensing Specialist

St. Clair Co. Children’s Division

PO Box 574

Osceola, Missouri  64776

Phone 417-646-8165 Ext. 233

Fax   417-646-8337


About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Executive Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. At GVMH we care for our families, friends and neighbors. We're committed to providing the safest, friendliest and most compassionate care to all we serve.
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