"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,
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.