Get Started

Becoming a foster parent will likely be one of the most challenging — yet rewarding — tasks of your life. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent, we encourage you to read our frequently asked questions and attend a free orientation session. You can sign up for an orientation session by contacting any of our offices directly.

To be a foster parent, you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have adequate sleeping space (a bed for each child placed in the home)
  • Demonstrate stable housing and income

Steps to Foster

  1. Get started by contacting us to sign up for a free orientation session.

    In Florida:

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  2. Get information at an orientation session that will explain what is needed to become a foster parent and answer your questions.
  3. Get trained at no cost to you. You’ll learn about children in foster care, and you’ll start to understand their trauma, working with bio-parents, understanding developmental stages and behaviors, and much more.
  4. Get licensed to ensure that you, your family and your home are prepared and safe.
  5. Begin being a foster parent and providing a child with a second chance.


Please fill out this form if you are interested in becoming a foster parent.
  • If you live in Pasco County or Pinellas County in Florida, please visit this page.