How Do I Become A Foster Parent?
Becoming a foster parent is one of the most rewarding experiences for a family. Caring for children who have been abused or neglected and being a role model for the biological parents who are working to be reunified with their children is the ultimate public trust.
If you would like to become a foster parent, you will work with the Department of Children and Families and a local community-based care organization, who will assess the strengths and needs of the family and determine if the foster parent program is a suitable match.
Here are some steps you will have to take to become a foster parent:
Attend an orientation.
Complete 20 to 30 hours of foster parent training.
Have a child abuse and criminal background check.
Participate in a home inspection.
Participate in a home study to review your readiness for fostering.
For more information about becoming a foster parent, find contacts in your area.