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Foster Care & Adoption

Foster Care

Foster Parent Requirements

Foster Parent Requirements

• At least 21 years of age
• In reasonable good health
• Married, single, cohabitating, widowed, divorced
• Able to meet their own family needs
• Have adequate space for the youth
• Have a phone and reliable vehicle
• Have homeowner’s or renter’s insurance and automobile insurance
• Provide proof of stable income
• Disclose bankruptcies (prior 10 years)
• Provide consistent supervision
• Work as part of a team
• Collaborate with schools and other agencies
• Provide transportation to appointments and visits
• Complete a home study
• Obtain Childline, FBI and State Police clearances
• Pass a home safety inspection
• Participate in training classes
• Have a positive attitude and a great sense of humor!