YES, YOU CAN BECOME A FOSTER PARENT
Foster families come from all walks of life. They’re teachers, nurses, social workers, book keepers, chefs and more. They are people who have realized that they have room in their homes, room in their schedules and room in their hearts for a child in need.
- At least 21 years of mature age
- Sufficient income
- Commit to meeting the individual needs of children
- Ability to provide a healthy, safe, and nurturing home
- Willingness to work as a part of a treatment team
- Ability to pass a Child Protective Services and Criminal History Search
- Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
Can I foster if I’m single?
Can I foster if I’ve never had children?
Can I foster if I don’t own my home?
Can I foster if I work full time?
Can I foster if we’re a same-sex couple?
Can I foster if I have children in my home?
Meet our Families
Meet the Lawsons.
As foster parents at UMFS, they know how important it is to build relationships with birth families. Watch the video to learn more about their experience.
Ready to Get Started?
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