Foster/Adoptive Parent Info

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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 become a licensed foster parent include:

  • 30 hours of pre-service training
  • 21 years of age or older
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • You can be single or married
  • Provide documentation of stable income for your own household
  • Valid driver’s license, operable vehicle, and insurance coverage
  • Physicals and Tuberculosis screenings required for all household members
  • Fire inspection and environmental safety inspections of the home
  • Criminal and abuse registry background checks for all adult household members.
  • This includes being fingerprinted
  • Suitable bed for each child
  • Capacity: no more than a total of 5 children in a home

For more information contact:

Or call (252) 636-6472

Foster Parent Orientation