What Is Foster Care?
Meeting The Need
Foster care can include a variety of arrangements in which children receive full-time care outside of their own homes. Today, there are more than 400,000 children in the United States in foster programs.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Must be 21 or older
- Pre-service trainings – (# of hours depends on the state)
- CPR and First Aid
- Criminal Background Check
- Home Study
- Home Safety Check
- Specialized Trainings
- Have a car, valid car insurance and a suitable DMV report
- Have some flexibility in your schedule to accommodate the foster children’s court- ordered visits, therapy, medical appointments, etc.
You can own or rent a home or apartment as a foster parent. The only requirement is that there must be adequate space for the child and their belongings. (The amount of space is determined by the state regulations.)
No. Single persons and unmarried couples can also become approved as foster parents. A good support system is always recommended.
A foster parent must prove financial stability and be able to cover their expenses without depending on the foster care stipend.
There are over 400,000 children in U.S. foster care and over 100,000 children available for adoption.
We need your help to stop horrific child abuse and neglect. We are doing all we can, but we just can’t do it alone.Become a Foster parent