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