Can foster parents adopt their foster children?

Under certain circumstances, the court may terminate a biological parental rights or parents may surrender their parental rights and the child will be free for adoption. The foster parents are usually the first choice for adoption of a child that has been in their care.

Are additional trainings offered?

Yes, you will need to attend additional training sessions throughout the year that supplement and maintain your foster parent certification.

Do I need my own home?

It isn’t necessary that foster parents own their home. As long as you own or rent your home, you can apply to be a foster parent.

Who can be a foster parent?

Foster parents can be any marital status: single, married, divorced or partnered. Foster parents must be at least 21 years old.

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