Who can be a foster parent?
YOU MUST: Be at least 21 years old, Have adequate housing for a foster child which requires that your home meet health and safety standards, Be in good health, Have a steady source of income which can include salary, pension, Social Security, or other means of financial support, Be able to work as part of a team with the social services agency, other community agencies and the child’s biological parents, Be willing to make a commitment to the child in your care, Understand that the primary goal of foster care for children is the reunification of the biological family, and that foster care is a temporary solution to the problem, Want to make a difference in a child’s life.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO: Be married, Be Young (many foster parents are grandparents and senior citizens), Be ready for a lifetime commitment.

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1. What is foster parenting?
2. Why are children placed in Foster Care?
3. Is foster parenting difficult?
4. Who can be a foster parent?
5. How do I become a foster parent?