Foster/Adoptive Parent Info

Finding Foster Families: Let it be...YOU!


"You do not need to know the beginning of a child's story
to change the ending..."

Foster care is a temporary arrangement for the care of a child(ren) whose family is unable to care for them for various reasons. Foster parents play a vital role in the goal of putting families back together or helping a child find permanence through guardianship or adoption.

Some of the general requirements to becoming a licensed foster parent include:

  • completing 30 hours of pre-service training,
  • being 21 years of age or older,
  • having a High School Diploma or GED,
  • providing documentation of stable income for your own household,
  • having a valid driver’s license, operable vehicle, and insurance coverage,
  • completing physicals and tuberculosis screenings required for all household members,
  • submitting to fire inspection and environmental safety inspections of the home,
  • submitting criminal and abuse registry background checks for all adult household members,
  • being fingerprinted,
  • the ability to provide a suitable bed for each child.

You can be single or married. No more than a total of 5 children can be in a home.

For more information contact:

sandra.kutkuhn@cravencountync.gov

ursula.martin@cravencountync.gov

kathryn.steeber@cravencountync.gov

Or call (252) 636-6472

Foster Parent Orientation