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.