Requirements

Age:

A foster/ adoptive couple must be at least  21 years of age to become a licensed family.

Marriage Status:

Foster/ adoptive parents must be a legally married husband and wife and have been married for at least one year prior to fostering/ adopting.

Divorce:

Permitted.

Children in Family:

Foster families may not have more than six children living in their home including the ones they are fostering.

Criminal History:

All criminal history is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Medical History

All medical conditions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with a current diagnosis of a communicable or life-threatening disease or other condition that impairs their ability to parent and/or the quality of life of a child are ineligible.