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Foster Parenting

Foster care is about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. It is about opening your home and your heart to a child who is not safe in their home due to abuse, neglect or dependency. These children need a temporary, safe and nurturing environment where they can thrive while their parents address the challenges in their lives with the expectation that the child and parents will be reunited. When this outcome is not possible, foster parents help prepare the child for adoption. Foster parenting is rewarding, life-changing, heartbreaking and joyful. Are you ready for this adventure?

Qualifying to be a foster parent is easy:

  • You must be over the age of 18 years old.
  • You can be married, single, or divorced.
  • You have either other children or not 
  • You can own or rent your home or apartment.

Next steps include:

  • Meeting with an assessor from Union County Children Services to help you decide if foster parenting is a good plan for your family.
  • Completing an application and a medical form for each member of the family.
  • Fingerprinting for each applicant as part of a legally required criminal background check.
  • Presenting references from people who know you and who have an opinion on your ability to be a foster parent.
  • Attending training classes to help prepare you to serve as a foster parent.

The initial licensing and training process can take up to six months.

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please call 937-644-1010

Current foster parent forms:

Mileage Form 

Billing Sheet/Invoice

Incident Report 

Out of State Travel Form 

- Medical Forms