It took research and patience when deciding which fostering agency to choose. I couldn’t be happier with Life Start, so understanding and supportive to all my needs. Knowledgeable and professional!!!”

Our Services

Because Every Child Deserves a Safe and Loving Home

Life Start Inc. is a private, not-for-profit agency providing foster care and adoption services to infants, children, and young adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and fragile medical conditions.

Life Start staff and foster parents receive extensive training in order to meet the complex daily needs of children with a range of diagnoses including, but not limited to:


  • Conditions which Require Skilled Nursing
  • Organ Transplants
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Respiratory Conditions


  • Intellectual/Development Disabilities
  • Children Who Have Experienced Trauma
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

Ongoing Support Provided to Families Includes

  • Case Management provided by Licensed Social Workers
  • Medical Consultation provided by Registered Nurse
  • Respite Services
  • 24 Hour On Call Services
  • Individualized Home Based Behavior Support Planning
  • Advocacy and Facilitation of Home Based Child and Family Support Services
  • Extensive Knowledge of and Assistance Navigating Medicaid/Managed Care Organizations
  • Monthly Training Opportunities
  • Reunification Support Services/Training for Birth Parents