Here is a list of basic qualifications in order to become a foster parent.

1. Must be 21 years of age.

2. Must be married or single but NOT co-habitating with the same or opposite sex.

3. Pass a FBI and state background screening, including everyone who is 18 and older that live in the home.

4. Complete a Home Inspection.

5. Have employment to support your house hold.

6. Complete a Home Study.

7. Provide References.

8. Medical Release.

9. Must be able to understand basic English for communicating purposes.

10. Ensure the foster home has no more than six children under age 18 years residing in the home, including the Client and children of the foster parents, and never any more than 3 Clients.


If you feel that you meet these qualifications, please proceed to Step 2.


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