Foster Parent Qualifications

A foster parent must be 18 years or older. They may be married or single.


  • Be of good moral character (Certain criminal convictions will prohibit individuals from licensing approval).
  • Be of adequate physical, mental, and emotional health to assure the needs of foster children.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the needs of children and the ability to care for children.
  • Express a willingness and ability to work with the child’s family
  • Possess sufficient housing and a stable income. Verification of finances will be requested.
  • Submit to a medical clearance, criminal background check, and provide three unrelated references.
  • Complete annual training.