Forever Families

Licensing Requirements for Foster or Adoption

  • Must be at least 25 years of age, financially stable, responsible, and a mature adult
  • Complete an application
  • Share information regarding background and lifestyle
  • Provide relative and non-relative references (5 in total)
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  • Be single, married, widowed, or divorced for at least 1 year. Please show proof of marriage if you are married and/or proof of divorce if you are/were divorced and proof of spouse’s death if widowed.
  • Agree to a home study which includes visits with all household members and inspection of all parts of the home, grounds, and outbuildings.
  • Complete a criminal history background check and FBI fingerprinting on all adults in the household. (Adults are people age 14 and older who live in or visit your household regularly.)
  • Attend free training