Who can be a foster parent?

Foster parents are everyday people from every walk of life.  They come from all income levels and can be single or married, working or retired.  They can be renters or homeowners, have children of their own or no parenting experience.  What they all share is a genuine desire to care for children and the ability to provide a safe, loving home.  To foster a child, prospective parents should meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be in good physical health
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Be able to financially provide for a child