New foster parent applications are on pause from Nov. 1, 2022 - Mar. 1, 2023.
This does not apply to kinship applications, license renewals, and those getting licensed through a child placing agency. 

Licensing Process

Steps to Become a Foster Parent

Please let your assigned worker know if you need help or if you cannot meet any requirement.

Who Can Become a Foster Parent?

  • Anyone over the age of 21 is welcome to apply
  • Renters or home owners, apartment dwellers welcome
  • Single, married, partnered people are all welcome
  • All gender orientations, gender non-conforming individuals welcome
  • All sexual orientations welcome
  • Pet owners
  • Single income earners