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Who can become a foster parent?

In Florida, you may be eligible for foster parenting if you:

  • Are committed to loving and nurturing a child in your home

  • Are willing to work in partnership with everyone involved in the child's life to meet the child's needs

  • Are dedicated to helping a child be reunified with the biological family

  • Are at least 21 years old

  • Attend required training sessions

  • Consent to criminal and child abuse registry checks

  • Are financially able to provide for your present needs and family emergencies

  • Pass a health inspection of your home

  • Have enough physical space in your home to accommodate children

  • Are willing to meet with a licensing counselor for an in-depth home study to determine if your family meets these requirements

For more information about becoming a foster parent, find contacts in your area.

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