The Full Spectrum of Love

You may have heard differently, but no matter your orientation or gender identity/expression, your love is welcome—and needed—here.

L, G, B, T, or Q… the qualifications to become a licensed foster parent are the same—no matter where you find yourself along the rainbow of human of experience:

  • Foster parents may be legally married couples or single individuals (aged 21 or older). Couples who are not legally married are unable to be licensed.
  • Foster parents must be US citizens or legal residents.
  • Foster parents and all persons aged 18 and older in the home must pass background checks.
  • Foster parents need to be financially stable and able to support their family without assistance from the state.
  • Foster parents need to be healthy enough to care for children, as determined by their own medical provider.
  • Foster parents will not be licensed to do both foster care and day care at the same time.

While foster parents can be homeowners or renters, there are physical aspects of your home that are important. To put it succinctly, your home needs to be clean, in good repair, and free from health and fire hazards. It also needs to have enough room for any children you intend to foster.

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