I am SO excited for any of you that have decided to foster. I would love to walk with you on this new journey! The next seven days will cover information about taking the steps to foster and what it looks like to fit it into your family.
All states require a license to become a foster family. This process varies slightly depending on which state you live in. It will typically involve a licensing worker to visit your home and meet with you and other family members. Law requires an income in which you can support yourself and minimum personal, safety, and space requirements. Foster parents will undergo training and work with social services staff to determine the type of child(ren) best suited for their home (i.e., age, health issues, and gender).
Adopt US Kids has an amazing resource for “State Adoption and Foster Care Information.”
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