Become a Foster Parent
There are hundreds of children in NC in need of a safe and loving family. Click here to learn more about becoming a foster parent in North Carolina.
Foster care is a temporary living arrangement for children who have experienced abuse or neglect, or whose biological families are no longer able to care for them. There are many reasons why families may no longer be able to care for their children, including loss of a job, mental illness, poverty, homelessness, and substance abuse.
Foster families provide these children with a safe and loving home for a temporary period of time.
To become a foster parent in North Carolina, you must:
- Be at least 21 years old
- Have a stable home and income
- Maintain a drug free environment
- Be willing to be finger printed and have a criminal records check
- Complete all required training and be licensed by the state of North Carolina