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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!

portrait of a father and son (10-14) hugging