7. What are the requirements to become a foster or adoptive parent?

  • Must be 21, can be single, married, divorced or widowed
  • Must be financially stable
  • Submit to background checks for all household members over 14 years of age
  • Complete an application, home visits (and meet in home requirements), pre-service training and home study
  • Provide references (both relative and non-relative)
  • Have high school diploma or GED
  • Be US citizen, permanent resident, or Qualified Alien