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Is foster parenting right for You?
All types of foster parents are needed in every part of our country. Being a successful foster parent is hard work and it requires opening yourself and your home. Yet, foster parenting can be the most gratifying work you will ever consider. The heart of it, of course, is working with children and their families.
Do you need a license to be a foster parent?
All foster parents in the United States must be licensed or approved in order to provide care for children. The licensing process is different in each state — and may even vary in different counties — yet, there are certain steps that almost everyone follows.
Where can I find information about being a foster parent?
The National Foster Parent Association website provides information about becoming a foster parent and referrals to resources that support foster parents. Lifebook pages provide an opportunity to get to know a child and prepare them for adoption.
What should I know before applying to foster a child?
Of course, you should also consider your own level of maturity, personal situation, and readiness to foster before you apply. Even though your state may allow you to foster children at the age of 18, you may find it challenging trying to parent a foster child who is only a few years younger than yourself.