Become a Foster Parent

Become a Foster Parent

Our foster parents can offer full-time, weekend-only, or even one-night-per-week care. Foster families receive 24/7 support to provide children with a consistent, and safe home.

There’s no direct charge to becoming a foster parent.

Be the first safe place a child knows. Start the licensing process below.

Foster Parent Qualifications

  • Applicant(s) can be single, married, or divorced and of any race or religion.
  • Applicants(s) must own or rent a safe residence.
  • Applicant(s) home meets the minimum requirements and provides adequate space for the child and his or her belongings.
  • Applicant(s) must be financially stable.
  • Applicant (s) and all household members over the age of 18 must undergo background checks, including a review of past child abuse and neglect charges and a criminal background check through SLED and the FBI, and not be listed on either the State or National Sex Offender Registry.
  • Applicant(s) and all other household members (including any children residing in the home) must have a physical examination by a qualified medical professional that verifies that the applicant(s) and all other household members are in good physical and mental health.
  • Applicants must complete training to help them understand how to care for children in foster care.

Click here to start the licensing process! Or Submit Form

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