Becoming a Foster Parent

The need for foster families has never been greater! Are you able to accept the challenge and open your heart and home to a child or sibling group in need of a safe and stable family?

When you become a foster parent with Families United Network, Inc., you are never alone. Beyond the specialized training that you will receive, we provide dedicated staff support 24 hours a day/7 days a week. A stipend is included to provide for the needs of each foster child in your home. In order to become a foster parent, you must meet certain minimum requirements.

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Obtain criminal history clearances and child abuse clearances (we will assist you in applying for these if you do not already have them)
  • Have a stable source of income, driver's license, vehicle registrations & insurances and homeowner's or renter's insurance
  • Have adequate space in your home for an additional child/children
  • Pass a home safety inspection
  • Be able to provide transportation for the children placed in your home
  • Be free of communicable diseases
  • Possess patience and understanding for the needs of children of all ages

We will provide you with the training that you will need to become a foster parent and guide you throughout the process. It is really pretty painless!

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